Strategic Partnerships Add Value

Strategic Partnerships Add Value
A Case for On-Prem IBM i Deployment

April 22, 2021

IBM i Strategic Partnerships Add Value

As organizations decide where to run their IBM i workloads with a growing range of strategies, it becomes more important to have strong differentiators in the various options to help make prudent IT decisions. Cloud options are now becoming more widely considered, but as UCG Technologies explains in a recent IT Jungle article, these options should be weighed in comparison to purchasing or leasing your own IBM Power Server and installing it on premises or at a Co-location facility.

On premise (on-prem) deployments largely remain most cost-effective and appropriate for midrange systems, especially when factoring in backup and disaster recovery. One way to maximize this approach is to capitalize on long-standing partnerships with complimentary expertise as in the case with IBM and UCG Technologies. The IBM i Solution Edition for UCG’s VAULT400 cloud backup & DRaaS is an offering that allows organizations the ability to combine the power of IBM Power Systems and IBM i with the strengths of business applications, along with superior services and support. The leads to improved productivity and responsiveness, adaptability and competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Benefits to the end user include:

  • Discounted single or unlimited user entitlements – Save $6,000 to $60,000
  • No-charge IBM i processor core entitlements
  • No-charge IBM i access unlimited user entitlements
  • Discounted Rational Developer for i
  • No-charge service vouchers – 4 hours or 8 hours – Value of up to $1,800
  • IBM Spec Sheet for IBM i Solution Edition

To receive the above benefits, end user client must meet IBM requirements including contracting for a minimum of $6,000 of VAULT400 cloud backup services for P05 or $25,000 for P10 with UCG Technologies. The IBM i Solution Edition may be purchased directly from UCG Technologies or from another qualified - authorized IBM partner.

The IBM i Solution Edition for VAULT400 cloud backup & DRaaS is available for both the IBM Power System S914 and S924. Leverage a platform that utilizes the full power of IBM i while deploying a complete backup and disaster recovery solution that delivers rapid ROI. That is an on-prem win-win for mid-market organizations.

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