Silveredge Consulting, a company with over 30-years of experience working with the IBM series devices, will assist Steadfast’s managed hosting clients to safely and efficiently bring their IBM devices into a protected, hosted facility as part of cloud and modernization projects.
While hundreds of thousands of IBM AS/400s are still in use, few managed IT companies would have the skills or motivation to migrate these devices to a hosted environment that allows for integration into a hybrid cloud environment. As a result, according to Steadfast, AS/400 users have few choices for protecting their devices and the data they contain.
Steadfast has now created a unique way to secure IBM AS/400 devices and effectively carry that data through a digital transition by combining two decades of bespoke hosted and cloud solutions with 30 years of Silveredge expertise in AS400 software, development, and application knowledge.
“While these AS/400s were built to endure, every IT device has a shelf life,” said Tim Monner, Steadfast VP of Marketing and Business Development. “People need to consider moving these devices into a fully managed tier III facility – if not to protect the physical device by gaining redundant clean power, optimal temperature controls, and 24/7 support – then do it to enable integration of that data into a possible hybrid cloud-based platform. Having Silveredge’s assistance will allow Steadfast to give these customers new and exciting options for their legacy devices.”
Hybrid Cloud Migrations
When clients are using an AS/400 or other ‘big metal’ components, Steadfast can now assist these users evaluate all of their choices for managing such devices in the long run, upgrading their systems, and/or migrating them to a hybrid cloud environment. Clients may request an initial consultative chat with Steadfast by visiting their IBM AS/400 and iSeries Industry Solutions page here.
“If someone had told me 30 years ago that these devices would still be consistently delivering the durability and performance that they do today, I would have thought they were crazy,” said Ambrose Marton, Shareholder and Executive VP at Silveredge Consulting. “But all technology needs a roadmap to ensure success. The strengths that Steadfast has in managed hosting, along with our shared core value to always put clients first, complements Silveredge and our efforts to deliver the best operational options for AS/400 clients, including new possibilities for hybrid cloud migrations.”