Job Tracking Update.

When IBM announced the availability of a new Job Tracking capability for IBM i in Version 7.4 we were very excited and despondent at the same time. Despondent because the JT4i product could become obsolete […]

New Object Distribution Product RE4i

We have mentioned before that we have been developing a method to allow objects to be distributed via RDi User Commands. RE4i is the resulting product which is available for download on our Downloads page […]

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 […]

V7R2 – V7R3 Upgrade issues

We are moving our development OS from V7R2 to V7R3 and came across a problem which stopped the system. We Googled the problem and did find one mention of a problem which appeared to match […]

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 […]