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Brocade today announced what it said is the industry's only end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-based solution that brings the Fibre Channel (FC) standard and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) together. Brocade made the announcement at a press conference during Storage Networking World 2009, where the company also reiterated its continued commitment to a customer-driven and pragmatic approach to providing solutions that support emerging technologies. This approach emphasizes the importance of utilizing non-disruptive and rational deployment models, while protecting and extending existing data center investments.

As part of the announcement, Brocade introduced two new products that support FCoE and CEE:

New Brocade 8000 Switch and Brocade 1010/1020 Converged Network Adapters

•·   The new Brocade 8000 Switch is a multiprotocol, Layer 2, top-of-rack FCoE switch with 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CEE ports and eight FC ports supporting 8 Gbps speeds - enabling the consolidation of input/output (I/O) storage and data networking ports at the server edge.

•·   The newly introduced Brocade converged network adapters (CNAs) provide up to 500,000 IOs per second (IOPS) per port and are available in two models: the Brocade 1010 single-port CNA and the Brocade 1020 dual-port CNA. The Brocade CNAs are one of the first-to-market single application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) CNAs that provide classic Ethernet capabilities based on the common TCP/IP protocol suite, converged Ethernet and storage transport functionality over a single link and deliver 10 Gbps FCoE connectivity from servers to SAN fabrics and to local area networks (LANs).

•·   Within the rack, the Brocade 8000 connects to servers equipped with Brocade 1010 and 1020 CNAs. Combined with the Brocade 8000, the Brocade CNAs form a seamless end-to-end FCoE connectivity solution, from server to storage target, with a common management platform via Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFMTM), industry-leading performance and superior Quality of Service (QoS) to meet the demands of next-generation data centers.

•·   The Brocade 8000 is based on Brocade Fabric OS® (FOS) with extensions covering FCoE and CEE, and it delivers distributed intelligence throughout the network, while enabling a wide range of value-added applications and advanced fabric services, including Brocade Fabric Watch, Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, and end-to-end Advanced Performance Monitoring.

•·   Both the Brocade 8000 Switch and Brocade 1010 and 1020 CNAs are managed by Brocade DCFM, which enables the management of traditional FC SAN and new FCoE/CEE environments from a single application. Brocade DCFM Enterprise also provides a non-disruptive upgrade path from Brocade Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) or Brocade Fabric Manager.

•·   Compared to competitive offerings, the Brocade 8000 consumes half the power, provides twice the FC bandwidth in a 50 percent smaller form factor, and also offers a CEE-to-FC subscription rate that is approximately four times better.

•·   Brocade Global Services offers FCoE implementation services designed to assist customers in installing, configuring, and integrating Brocade FCoE solutions.

Technology and Business Benefits of FCoE and CEE Solutions

•·   FC Investment Protection: FCoE integrates seamlessly with existing FC environments and utilizes the familiar rich set of storage-aware FC fabric services, management applications, and utilities in the data center.

•·  Server Edge I/O Consolidation: Transporting storage and networking data over CEE reduces the number of server adapters, cables, and required switch ports - which in turn simplifies cabling and reduces power consumption and cooling costs.

•·  Server I/O Virtualization: FCoE and CEE 10 GbE interfaces provide the scalability needed in highly demanding virtualized server environments, and they offer converged interfaces that facilitate virtualized application mobility to meet the dynamic needs of enterprise data centers.

•·  Incremental Server-SAN Attach: As a result of reduced capital expenses, server costs are reduced, enabling investment in additional servers and higher rates of servers attached to SANs.

Quotes

•·  EMC: "FCoE and CEE will play a key role in virtual data center environments," said Barbara Robidoux, EMC vice president, Storage Product Marketing. "EMC and Brocade are continuing their long-standing partnership to address customers' next-generation data center requirements. Network convergence with FCoE and CEE is a major component of these new data center architectures. Together these technologies provide the networking performance and flexibility that a virtual data center requires. They also help customers address some of their major data center challenges, including maximizing utilization, reducing operating costs, and lowering capital expenditures, all while providing investment protection for existing Fibre Channel investments."

•·  HDS: "FCoE integrates seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel environments and utilizes the familiar set of storage-aware Fibre Channel fabric services, management applications, and utilities in the data center that our customers have enjoyed for years. Through our partnership with Brocade, we are committed to protecting our customers' existing Fibre Channel investments while allowing them to leverage emerging technologies such as FCoE and CEE," said Asim Zaheer, vice president of product and competitive marketing, Hitachi Data Systems.

•·  HP: "Customers are looking to lower costs by simplifying management, improving energy efficiency and reducing power consumption within their technology infrastructures," said Bob Wilson, vice president of Storage Platforms, StorageWorks Division, HP. "Customers interested in deploying FCoE will be able to consolidate SAN and LAN server traffic while reducing cable requirements and simplifying management through HP's broad storage portfolio and Brocade's 8000 switch."

•·  IBM: "Convergence of Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics into a common fabric is an important goal of IBM's dynamic infrastructure initiatives," said Jim Comfort, IBM Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives. "IBM has a long history of working with Brocade. We have been an active participant in development of industry standards for FCoE/CEE in partnership with Brocade and many other companies in the IT industry. We anticipate that customers will be anxious to achieve the environmental and operational efficiencies that can result from deployment of converged fabrics."

•·  Microsoft: "As our customers look to create a more dynamic data center with Microsoft virtualization and management software, technologies such as FCoE will serve as a foundation in the future to achieve that and reduce operating costs," said Dai Vu, director, virtualization solutions marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft has announced plans to support FCoE with an upcoming logo program and we look forward to Brocade's participation to qualify their FCoE adapters for use by our mutual customers."

•·  NetApp: "With the industry's first native FCoE storage system, NetApp fully supports Brocade's new line of FCoE switches and CNAs to provide customers with added flexibility, efficiency, and performance in the data center," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "With a strong relationship that dates back to 2001, Brocade and NetApp are committed to working together to help promote and advance FCoE technology, enabling customers to consolidate and streamline their data centers."

•·  Oracle: "Oracle and Brocade have a proven track record of delivering industry-leading solutions for enterprises and data centers. Oracle is pleased to continue to collaborate with Brocade to provide validated configurations for Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel server connectivity and storage networking. Together, our work helps drive advanced features and provide industry-leading price/performance, utilization, and scalability for today's virtualized environments. In addition, Oracle and Brocade are extending our collaboration to include other emerging technologies such as FCoE and CEE for use in conjunction with Oracle VM, to simplify and facilitate virtualized application mobility in order to meet the dynamic needs of our customers," said Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Linux, Virtualization and Open Source Marketing, Oracle.

•·  Sun: "Sun has a long history of working with Brocade to deliver better value to customers. Transporting storage and networking data over Converged Enhanced Ethernet allows our customers to reduce the number of server adapters, cables, and switch ports - reducing overall system power consumption and cooling costs," said Gautam Chanda, Group Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

·    VMware: "As our customers move toward cloud computing, they are increasingly interested in aggregating their IT resources, including server, storage, and network assets, to work as an efficient, unified utility," said Shekar Ayyar, vice president of infrastructure alliances at VMware. "The VMware platform is on the leading edge of this trend, giving our customers the foundation for cloud computing. We are pleased to work with Brocade, whose new switches and network adapters aim to provide flexible, converged solutions that can help our customers improve the reliability and manageability of cloud-based IT services."

Additional information

To learn more about Brocade FCoE/CEE products, visit: http://www.brocade.com/fc-investment

To learn more about Microsoft's plans for Windows Server logo support of FCoE, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/whql/resources/news/WHQLNews_031009.htm#EGABAAAA

About Brocade

Brocade (Nasdaq:BRCD) develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today's complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit www.brocade.com.

Brocade, the B-wing symbol, BigIron, DCX, Fabric OS, FastIron, IronPoint, IronShield, IronView, IronWare, JetCore, NetIron, SecureIron, ServerIron, StorageX, and TurboIron are registered trademarks, and DCFM, Extraordinary Networks, and SAN Health are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

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The Brocade 8000 Switch is a multi protocol, Layer 2, top-of-rack FCoE switch with 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CEE ports and eight FC ports supporting 8 Gbps speeds - enabling the consolidation of input/output (I/O) storage and data networking ports at the server edge.

Brocade today announced what it said is the industry's only end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-based solution that brings the Fibre Channel (FC) standard and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) together. Brocade made the announcement at a press conference during Storage Networking World 2009, where the company also reiterated its continued commitment to a customer-driven and pragmatic approach to providing solutions that support emerging technologies. This approach emphasizes the importance of utilizing non-disruptive and rational deployment models, while protecting and extending existing data center investments.

As part of the announcement, Brocade introduced two new products that support FCoE and CEE:

New Brocade 8000 Switch and Brocade 1010/1020 Converged Network Adapters

•·   The new Brocade 8000 Switch is a multiprotocol, Layer 2, top-of-rack FCoE switch with 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CEE ports and eight FC ports supporting 8 Gbps speeds - enabling the consolidation of input/output (I/O) storage and data networking ports at the server edge.

•·   The newly introduced Brocade converged network adapters (CNAs) provide up to 500,000 IOs per second (IOPS) per port and are available in two models: the Brocade 1010 single-port CNA and the Brocade 1020 dual-port CNA. The Brocade CNAs are one of the first-to-market single application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) CNAs that provide classic Ethernet capabilities based on the common TCP/IP protocol suite, converged Ethernet and storage transport functionality over a single link and deliver 10 Gbps FCoE connectivity from servers to SAN fabrics and to local area networks (LANs).

•·   Within the rack, the Brocade 8000 connects to servers equipped with Brocade 1010 and 1020 CNAs. Combined with the Brocade 8000, the Brocade CNAs form a seamless end-to-end FCoE connectivity solution, from server to storage target, with a common management platform via Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFMTM), industry-leading performance and superior Quality of Service (QoS) to meet the demands of next-generation data centers.

•·   The Brocade 8000 is based on Brocade Fabric OS® (FOS) with extensions covering FCoE and CEE, and it delivers distributed intelligence throughout the network, while enabling a wide range of value-added applications and advanced fabric services, including Brocade Fabric Watch, Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, and end-to-end Advanced Performance Monitoring.

•·   Both the Brocade 8000 Switch and Brocade 1010 and 1020 CNAs are managed by Brocade DCFM, which enables the management of traditional FC SAN and new FCoE/CEE environments from a single application. Brocade DCFM Enterprise also provides a non-disruptive upgrade path from Brocade Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) or Brocade Fabric Manager.

•·   Compared to competitive offerings, the Brocade 8000 consumes half the power, provides twice the FC bandwidth in a 50 percent smaller form factor, and also offers a CEE-to-FC subscription rate that is approximately four times better.

•·   Brocade Global Services offers FCoE implementation services designed to assist customers in installing, configuring, and integrating Brocade FCoE solutions.

Technology and Business Benefits of FCoE and CEE Solutions

•·   FC Investment Protection: FCoE integrates seamlessly with existing FC environments and utilizes the familiar rich set of storage-aware FC fabric services, management applications, and utilities in the data center.

•·  Server Edge I/O Consolidation: Transporting storage and networking data over CEE reduces the number of server adapters, cables, and required switch ports - which in turn simplifies cabling and reduces power consumption and cooling costs.

•·  Server I/O Virtualization: FCoE and CEE 10 GbE interfaces provide the scalability needed in highly demanding virtualized server environments, and they offer converged interfaces that facilitate virtualized application mobility to meet the dynamic needs of enterprise data centers.

•·  Incremental Server-SAN Attach: As a result of reduced capital expenses, server costs are reduced, enabling investment in additional servers and higher rates of servers attached to SANs.

Quotes

•·  EMC: "FCoE and CEE will play a key role in virtual data center environments," said Barbara Robidoux, EMC vice president, Storage Product Marketing. "EMC and Brocade are continuing their long-standing partnership to address customers' next-generation data center requirements. Network convergence with FCoE and CEE is a major component of these new data center architectures. Together these technologies provide the networking performance and flexibility that a virtual data center requires. They also help customers address some of their major data center challenges, including maximizing utilization, reducing operating costs, and lowering capital expenditures, all while providing investment protection for existing Fibre Channel investments."

•·  HDS: "FCoE integrates seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel environments and utilizes the familiar set of storage-aware Fibre Channel fabric services, management applications, and utilities in the data center that our customers have enjoyed for years. Through our partnership with Brocade, we are committed to protecting our customers' existing Fibre Channel investments while allowing them to leverage emerging technologies such as FCoE and CEE," said Asim Zaheer, vice president of product and competitive marketing, Hitachi Data Systems.

•·  HP: "Customers are looking to lower costs by simplifying management, improving energy efficiency and reducing power consumption within their technology infrastructures," said Bob Wilson, vice president of Storage Platforms, StorageWorks Division, HP. "Customers interested in deploying FCoE will be able to consolidate SAN and LAN server traffic while reducing cable requirements and simplifying management through HP's broad storage portfolio and Brocade's 8000 switch."

•·  IBM: "Convergence of Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics into a common fabric is an important goal of IBM's dynamic infrastructure initiatives," said Jim Comfort, IBM Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives. "IBM has a long history of working with Brocade. We have been an active participant in development of industry standards for FCoE/CEE in partnership with Brocade and many other companies in the IT industry. We anticipate that customers will be anxious to achieve the environmental and operational efficiencies that can result from deployment of converged fabrics."

•·  Microsoft: "As our customers look to create a more dynamic data center with Microsoft virtualization and management software, technologies such as FCoE will serve as a foundation in the future to achieve that and reduce operating costs," said Dai Vu, director, virtualization solutions marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft has announced plans to support FCoE with an upcoming logo program and we look forward to Brocade's participation to qualify their FCoE adapters for use by our mutual customers."

•·  NetApp: "With the industry's first native FCoE storage system, NetApp fully supports Brocade's new line of FCoE switches and CNAs to provide customers with added flexibility, efficiency, and performance in the data center," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "With a strong relationship that dates back to 2001, Brocade and NetApp are committed to working together to help promote and advance FCoE technology, enabling customers to consolidate and streamline their data centers."

•·  Oracle: "Oracle and Brocade have a proven track record of delivering industry-leading solutions for enterprises and data centers. Oracle is pleased to continue to collaborate with Brocade to provide validated configurations for Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel server connectivity and storage networking. Together, our work helps drive advanced features and provide industry-leading price/performance, utilization, and scalability for today's virtualized environments. In addition, Oracle and Brocade are extending our collaboration to include other emerging technologies such as FCoE and CEE for use in conjunction with Oracle VM, to simplify and facilitate virtualized application mobility in order to meet the dynamic needs of our customers," said Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Linux, Virtualization and Open Source Marketing, Oracle.

•·  Sun: "Sun has a long history of working with Brocade to deliver better value to customers. Transporting storage and networking data over Converged Enhanced Ethernet allows our customers to reduce the number of server adapters, cables, and switch ports - reducing overall system power consumption and cooling costs," said Gautam Chanda, Group Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

·    VMware: "As our customers move toward cloud computing, they are increasingly interested in aggregating their IT resources, including server, storage, and network assets, to work as an efficient, unified utility," said Shekar Ayyar, vice president of infrastructure alliances at VMware. "The VMware platform is on the leading edge of this trend, giving our customers the foundation for cloud computing. We are pleased to work with Brocade, whose new switches and network adapters aim to provide flexible, converged solutions that can help our customers improve the reliability and manageability of cloud-based IT services."

Additional information

To learn more about Brocade FCoE/CEE products, visit: http://www.brocade.com/fc-investment

To learn more about Microsoft's plans for Windows Server logo support of FCoE, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/whql/resources/news/WHQLNews_031009.htm#EGABAAAA

About Brocade

Brocade (Nasdaq:BRCD) develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today's complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit www.brocade.com.

Brocade, the B-wing symbol, BigIron, DCX, Fabric OS, FastIron, IronPoint, IronShield, IronView, IronWare, JetCore, NetIron, SecureIron, ServerIron, StorageX, and TurboIron are registered trademarks, and DCFM, Extraordinary Networks, and SAN Health are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

brocade_8000_switch.jpg 

 

The Brocade 8000 Switch is a multi protocol, Layer 2, top-of-rack FCoE switch with 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CEE ports and eight FC ports supporting 8 Gbps speeds - enabling the consolidation of input/output (I/O) storage and data networking ports at the server edge.

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    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

    SB_PowerTech_WC_GenericGet actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

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    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
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    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

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    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
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    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.