HA where will it be next year

The High Availability (HA) market has changed significantly in the past few months, the merger of iTera and Vision Solutions was only the start. If rumors are correct the announcement that another HA provider will […]

Data auditing in a replicated environment

One of the problems I have seen people struggle with is the ability to check the data contained in one file with the data stored in another. High Availability products have been supplying a audit […]

Initial test show promising results for RAP/400 V1R1

Today we set up a couple of LPAR’s on the IBM VLP systems with RAP/400 and a data generation program. The program simply adds over 5000 records into a set of files over 5 libraries, […]

RAP/400 ongoing development

The RAP/400 Version product has been out there for a few weeks now and has seen a fair level of attention from the media and interested parties. Some of that attention did amaze me, I […]

Is there space for another replication product

A number of people have asked why I decided to write the RAP/400 program. After all there are a number of data replication products out there already why bring another one to market? Before I […]

Using Virtual devices to assist with Availability

We recently presented to the Toronto User Group about the use of technology which can help with their Availability strategy. As part of the presentation we discussed the use of Virtual devices available since V5R1 […]

Virtual Storage on System i5

I have been looking into the possibilities available to users of the new Virtual Storage options for the System i5. Virtual Tape was recently announced in Version 5 Release 4 but Virtual Optical has been […]

Why you should look at JobQGenie

OK so this is my sales bit! I have been trying to get people to at least look at a product I developed. The problem seems to be the lack of understanding about the product […]