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 […]

Shield Advanced Partners with Remain Software

Press release Issued: 3 February 2020 Toronto, Ontario – Announcing Canadian-based Shield Advanced Solutions has become Remain Software’s newest partner providing their software and services in the IBM i marketplace. Shield and Remain technical teams […]

Shield’s Own IBM i “New Face”

We are pleased and proud to announce a New Face of our own at Shield! Charlie Hird, son of Chris and I, has joined the team. After studying Computer Science at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, […]

IBM i – What to Ask?

Listening to technical conversations during the Annual Conference for Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators (MAGiC)…. I heard some common elements….. “You don’t know, what you don’t know!”…… and sometimes, one can discover there are […]

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 […]

It’s Time For MAGiC!

Check out the high profile speakers and educators available to the MAGiC Annual Conference! If you missed COMMON and run an IBM i shop…. this might be for you! Mid Atlantic Group of IBM i […]

Join Virginia Beach MAGiC!

News Flash – Register with code magic-shield to save $100!Register at – magic-ug.org It’s official, Shield Advanced Solutions is a proud sponsor for the 2019 Annual Virginia Beach IBM i Conference. The newest IBM i […]

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 […]