Next Generation Data (NGD) and its latest channel partner Procurri UK have announced a scalable range of data centre-as-a-service (DCaaS) platforms for securely hosting IBM i/OS cloud environments.
Delivered from NGD’s tier 3+ data centre facility the DCaaS solutions will provide system integrators and enterprise user organisations with a flexible, low-risk approach to launching new and migrating existing IBM i/OS applications into the cloud.
Customers can take advantage of ready-to-run DCaaS hosting platforms comprising dedicated rack servers with various disk, I/O and backup configurations, power supply, cooling infrastructure and a wide range of high-speed network connectivity options. Also included is the core application stack and coverage for IBM V5R4, V6R1, V7R1/R2 operating systems.
“Thousands of power and enterprise users depend on the IBM i/OS environment for running their critical and non-critical applications and services,” said Mat Jordan, Head of EMEA, Procurri UK Ltd. “With our new DCaaS IBM i/OS cloud hosting solution at NGD users can now benefit from the inherent elasticity and flexibility of the cloud while also reducing operating costs and capital expenditure.”
Steve Davis, NGD’s marketing director added: “IBM i/OS System Integrators and software vendors now have access to one of the largest and most technically advanced data centres for pre-testing and hosting applications and services on behalf of their customers. When it comes to moving their applications into the cloud NGD’s tier 3 infrastructure gives IT professionals and end users the additional confidence they expect for resilience, high availability and disaster recovery.”
In addition to providing the 24 x 7 monitored cloud hosting service, Procurri will also be able to offer customers expertise in IBM i/OS software development and legacy O/S upgrade services.