The traditional approach to IT has been to wait for something to break and then fix it. That method worked fine at a time when technology was considered a nice addition to your business, not a necessity. These days your company depends on technology to function. If something breaks, your staff stands idle and your company loses business while it’s being repaired.
IBM Power Systems are at the core of many organizations. They run mission-critical workloads and applications. The best way to avoid expensive downtime for your Power System is to be proactive. Instead of waiting for your technology to fail, you can get ahead of the curve, plan for the future, and stay in front of your competition.
A simple way to accomplish this is to partner with a managed services provider. By doing so, you can convert your technology budget from an unpredictable capital expense into a fixed monthly cost that you control.
Today, more organizations see the business value of managed services. According to Research and Markets, the global managed services market is expected to grow from $180.5 billion in 2018 to $282.0 billion by 2023.
There are many ways that managed services can benefit your organization, including improving the reliability, security, and efficiency of your Power Systems. Below we list the 4 key benefits that our customers appreciate most.
Benefit 1: Predictable Technology Costs
Predictability is essential for business efficiency. The more factors you can control, the more you reduce your exposure to risk. With managed services, you can avoid the panic that comes with technology breakdowns by planning for the unexpected, for a more proactive approach. We can keep your costs predictable with a prioritized plan that we implement over time. Together, we’ll reach a place where you can look ahead and implement technology in support of your company’s vision.
Benefit 2: Security and System Monitoring
Most industries are facing increased security pressure. Between the need to meet stringent compliance requirements (such as GDPR, HIPAA, or SOX) and the looming threat of hackers, organizations are looking for help with data security.
With remote security and system monitoring, your infrastructure can be kept safe from security threats and technical issues. Any potential threat or issue is recognized and dealt with immediately by Power Systems experts.
Benefit 3: Peace of Mind
When technology fails, it can get expensive in terms of lost business and reduced customer confidence. Without a written agreement covering areas of responsibility, it can be tough to determine who or what is responsible for the loss.
A managed service provider offers peace of mind through a strong Service Level Agreement (SLA). The SLA sets expectations and protects you, the customer. Whatever happens, you’ll be assured that your service provider will take responsibility for every item listed in the SLA.
Benefit 4: Boost Efficiency
Maintaining technology takes time that most organizations lack. Systems require maintenance and monitoring, such as updates, patches, and hardware replacement. As a managed services provider, we take care of all aspects of technology monitoring and maintenance. This frees you and your IT department to focus on your core business, which increases your efficiency.
Multiplatform Power Systems Management
We can offer you full-service multiplatform Power Systems management through our partnership with APSU. With more than 25 years of experience in the management of IBM Power Systems, APSU is a trusted provider of Cloud solutions and Managed Services for IBM Power Systems running AIX, Linux, or IBM i.
From AS/400 to modern Power Systems, APSU can support all versions of IBM i, plus AIX and Linux on Power.
APSU Quick Facts
- Has more than 25 years of experience in the management of IBM Power Systems
- Are intellectual property owners of the management platform Maximize, which boasts a 100% DR success rate and has enabled more than 2,000 successful Role Swaps
- Holds a coveted endorsement from IBM as a trusted provider of Managed Services and Cloud solutions
Whatever your technology or business challenges, we can support you with Managed Services for IBM Power Systems. Tell us your goals and we can design a managed services solution to help you get there.
Discuss your business needs with an InfoSystems managed services expert.