Servers based on IBM’s AS400 infrastructure are among the most commonly used by businesses across the globe. Although System i and IBM Power Systems have officially superseded the AS/400 range, these servers are still often referred to by the AS400 name as it’s become a byword for quality, reliability and performance.
However, it’s inevitable that such a powerful server will need expert support from time to time, and this is where Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) comes in. They’ve been providing AS/400 support UK-wide for years – meaning they know its structure and capabilities inside-out. Here are just a few of the many benefits of a service contract from a supplier such as Life IT…
Knowledgeable support on all aspects of AS/400
Maintaining a server needs more than just knowing the hardware. To ensure the smooth running of your AS/400 setup, you’ll need to ensure your operating systems and applications are installed and running properly. Any errors could be disastrous – and diagnosing potential issues can require expert knowledge.
Whether you need support on AS/400 hardware, advice on operating systems or development of bespoke applications, Life IT can help. They’ll do more than provide support for your System i hardware – they’ll service your entire server environment.
Support for AS/400 models old and new
IT never stands still, and new technology races ahead at a breakneck pace. However, not everyone has the inclination or funds to upgrade to the latest machines. If you’re running older AS/400 hardware, you’ll need an experienced service provider with knowledge of your specific model – such as Life IT.
And when you decide it’s time to upgrade your AS/400 server to the latest IBM Power Systems technology, you’ll need to ensure the process is as smooth and fast as possible. Remember, every second your server remains offline loses money. Life IT will make your upgrade easy, not only advising on the right hardware, but also installing the server environment and providing user training as required.
Flexible server support when you need it, how you need it
The level of AS400 support you require is dependent on your business needs. Office hours support may be perfectly adequate. Or you may need access to your support team 24/7. A good service provider will advise you on the best, most cost-effective service package for your needs.
Life IT offers a range of flexible support contacts to ensure you’re getting the optimum level of AS/400 server support. Their standard package includes office hours support, while their enhanced contract gives your round-the-clock support by phone, email or remote dialling.
For more information on Life IT’s UK-wide support services for IBM’s AS/400, System i and Power Server systems, including their flexible service contracts and bespoke application development, visit www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/system-i/.
Published Date: 20th February 2013