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Blog June 20, 2014

Move to the Cloud & Eliminate IBM i Hardware and Software Costs

Is your IBM i equipment coming off of a lease? Are you looking to refresh your IBM i hardware?

If so, you may consider moving your IBM i to the Cloud. There are many benefits associated with the Cloud, among these include:

  • Rapid provisioning
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to pay for only what you use
  • Shifting from a capital expense model to operating costs
  • Opportunity to take advantage of the latest IBM technologies
  • Allowing your IT staff to focus upon more strategic initiatives, not managing servers

All of these benefits are compelling, however there is another advantage often overlooked but with measurable impact…you can significantly reduce and even eliminate IBM i hardware and software maintenance costs (HWMA & SWMA) by moving to the Cloud!

For instance, those beyond the 3-year warranty period can eliminate hardware and software maintenance costs entirely by migrating to a Connectria IBM i Cloud. This results in substantial savings, as illustrated below:

 

In most instances, these savings alone easily justify the costs of moving to the Connectria IBM i Cloud, inclusive of Connectria’s extensive managed hosting services and 24/7 support.

For those in an extended maintenance agreement or for those not yet beyond the 3-year warranty there are still significant savings that can be accrued. Contact an IBM i account manager for more information.

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