6 Reasons Why AS400 Cloud Computing is More Cost-Effective Than Ever

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If your organization is searching for best-of-breed technology to support your growing business, acquiring a new Power System may seem like an inevitability.

But in fact, purchasing a new Power System may cost you more than you anticipate.

Of course, you probably already know that a new Power System can cost anywhere between $50,000 and $500,000. Sometimes even more.

And that’s just the beginning. When you add operational costs like supporting the platform, security, redundancy, and power to that price tag, costs really start to add up.

The fact is that these additional costs make cloud hosting more appealing than ever. Consider the following:

  1. Cost factor: That new system is going to require a new service agreement, generally between 3-5 years. At the end of that time, you could find yourself right back where you started…with an outdated and underperforming system requiring a new round of budgeting, approvals, and the headache that goes along with installing and migrating to a new Power System.
    Savings solution: TECA offers a range of managed hosting service terms, usually between 1-5 years. However, for companies that need short-term access to a Power Server for testing, development, or who simply don’t know how long they’ll need a server, TECA offers flexible short-term options, including month-by-month terms.
  2. Cost factor: That new system is going to require a new service agreement, generally between 3-5 years. At the end of that time, you could find yourself right back where you started…with an outdated and underperforming system requiring a new round of budgeting, approvals, and the headache that goes along with installing and migrating to a new Power System.
    Savings solution: TECA offers a range of managed hosting service terms, usually between 1-5 years. However, for companies that need short-term access to a Power Server for testing, development, or who simply don’t know how long they’ll need a server, TECA offers flexible short-term options, including month-by-month terms.
  3. Cost factor: Replacing your old Power System might not be the only upgrade you need to consider. A new in-house system could mean additional costs like backup appliances, networking equipment, and more.
    Savings solution: TECA hosting solutions come standard with backup protection on one of their Virtual Tape Libraries. A Full System Save and 14 Daily Save Points are included by default. TECA can also accommodate those customers who seek deeper retention, off-site replication, or disaster recovery, so there’s no need for the user to purchase their own hardware.
  4. Cost factor: Every organization needs a viable disaster recovery solution, yet the costs associated with deploying a workable disaster recovery solution can be significant. If you have your own Power System, you’ll have to spend a significant amount of money to implement some type of Disaster Recovery Plan.
    Savings solution: TECA’s AS400 Cloud Computing provides you with a Disaster Recovery solution that is much more attainable than trying to deploy one in-house. TECA’s ability to leverage its infrastructure allows them to provide a range of disaster recovery solutions. What’s more, TECA offers options to have your backups replicated to an offsite location or even a fully managed and supported HA (High Availability) offering, providing you with a turnkey solution that is quick, easy, and reliable.
  5. Cost factor: Far too many users purchase a robust Power System and then use only a fraction of the hardware available. In essence, they’re paying for resources they’ll likely never use.
    Savings solution: TECA’s AS400 Cloud Hosted customers enjoy the scalability that TECA’s hosting service offers. With TECA, you only pay for the processor, memory, and storage that you actually utilize. Most clients will save as much as 50 percent with TECA’s hosting services when compared with buying or leasing a new system every 3-5 years.
  6. Cost factor: Day-to-day Power System administration can overtax your already limited IT staff resources; resources that could be working on your line of business rather than supporting an in-house system.
    Savings solution: TECA provides day-to-day administration of your hosted Power System so you don’t have to! TECA’s Technical Team has extensive Power System experience so you can focus on your business.
  7. Cost factor: A big concern for a lot of companies is they don’t know what the future holds. The economics tied to owning a Power System can make necessary upgrading difficult.
    Savings solution: With TECA hosting, you choose from a range of service agreements that allow you to scale up or down to meet unknown future demands with confidence.

If your business could benefit from the significant savings solutions offered by Cloud Computing, why not give TECA a try?

Questions about TECA’s Cloud Computing and Disaster Recovery Services? The expert TECA technology team are happy to help. Contact us today.

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True or False?

It’s back-to-school time which means it’s time to test that old grey matter. True or false:

  1. In 1998, Sony’s “NightShot” camera was designed for nighttime photography. A rather revealing (and unintended) feature included the camera’s ability to see through clothes when used in daytime.
  2. Microsoft’s free e-mail service was first named “SizzleMail.”
  3. A garden variety desktop computer contains enough gold to make you rich.

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