iSeries hosting is a service that all businesses using IBM hardware should consider. Services will vary based on the provider that you choose, but in general there are many different categories of service when it comes to iSeries hosting. For example, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a program through which a company can – to put it simply – rent out virtualized hardware from a cloud provider. Cloud-based infrastructure has become the way of the future for many businesses, as tasks like infrastructure acquisition and maintenance are taken care of by the host. Platform as a service (PaaS) is another popular cloud solution because it not only entails hardware management, but complete operating system management as well.
Depending on the service, some additional benefits of iSeries hosting services may include:
- Cutting-edge, easily scalable infrastructure, all managed by the host
- Being able to focus more on business-critical workloads
- Enhanced or replaced business continuity packages
- The elimination of backup windows
Abacus Solutions is an iSeries cloud provider that specializes in the IBM i platform. As an IBM i Managed Services Provider, we have extensive experience with this unique operating system. We have helped many businesses move to the cloud for all kinds of services, including infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and business continuity.