Compare: High Availability, Disaster Recover or Db2 Mirror for i

As a non-technical supporter of the IBM i platform, when I heard about DB2 Mirror for i, I immediately thought this would be similar to, or replace the need for an High Availability solution. Hearing […]

What does Shield Bring to the Availability Table?

Shield Advanced Solutions has quietly been here for more than 22 years – providing independent Availability solutions for the IBM i. Shield’s products are known for being highly effective, and yet simple to use. With […]

Using PHP/NGINX and ODBC to connect to IBM i from Linux

We decided to test out the ability to connect to the IBM i using a NGINX Server with php-fpm and ODBC. We already run NGINX with php-fpm for connecting to our IBMi but we use […]

Continuous Integration using Jenkins and More…

I recently attended an online meeting with the MAGIC user group which showed how to install and set up Jenkins on the IBM i for Continuous Integration purposes. The installation and configuration all seemed very […]

RE4i with RDi

Some time ago we built a product that would allow objects to be replicated between systems without the need to use FTP. This is very useful to us when we develop changes to our products […]

It’s Like Insurance for Your IBM i Job Queues

Backups in whatever form are insurance to keep the integrity of your data safe and retrievable. High Availability is an ultimate form of backup, whether to a cloud or another system – captures everything, switchable, […]

Flavour of the Month… Migration

Currently popular in the Shield office seems to be requests for data migration…. and why not? There are 1 – 2 – 3 benefits…. 1) We use Shield’s own replication software to do the job. […]

Canada Proud!

IBM i specialist company Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd., is Canada-proud! From the North West corner of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), in Ontario, Shield has been providing services and solutions around the world for more […]

Long-standing Expertise!

As 2019 begins, we reflect on another accomplished year of Shield Advanced Solutions providing High Availability solutions for customers using IBM i! Known by the original release name as “AS/400”, the platform and its operating […]

intERPrise Sample UI

One of the stipulations we have built into the Open Source project is that we are not going to add any ISV based requirements on the install of the product. However where it comes to […]