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News January 22, 2019

Connectria Brings IBM i & AIX To Azure & AWS

Connectria Brings IBM i & AIX To Azure & AWS – Enables IBM Power Systems Customers To Quickly and Safely Move To The Cloud

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22, 2019 – Connectria, a global leader in cloud services, today announced the launch of four new services that allow businesses to run IBM i and AIX workloads alongside workloads in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS):

  • IBM i
    • For Azure
    • For AWS
  • IBM AIX
    • For Azure
    • For AWS

By combining Connectria’s industry-leading IBM i Cloud and IBM AIX Cloud with Azure and AWS, Connectria makes it easier for IBM Power Systems Users to safely move all their data center workloads, including legacy applications, to the cloud. Designed to minimize effort and mitigate risks, Connectria’s solutions include full data migration and planning services along with Connectria’s comprehensive 24/7 managed services and security to ensure that its customers’ environments are reliable and secure.

A Game Changer

“Adding IBM i and AIX Workloads into Azure and AWS is a game-changer for customers looking to move their workloads to the cloud,” said Rich Waidmann, Connectria’s President and CEO. “Our customers want the flexibility to run the right workloads in the right clouds, but without sacrificing security, compliance, performance, or costs. Our new solutions make this possible. Best of all, they’re available today.”

Every Connectria solution includes the TRiA Multi-Cloud Management Platform. This allows Connectria and its customers to monitor and manage all of their cloud environments from within a single dashboard. With TRiA, customers can address the three biggest challenges when running applications in the cloud: performance; security/compliance, and cost optimization.

TRiA continuously gathers data from cloud resources; monitors security, compliance, performance, and costs; identify anomalies; creates events, and notifies Connectria’s 24/7 Command Center when intervention is needed. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the evaluation and resolution of many events happen automatically and quickly. A result is a best-practice approach to managing mission-critical workloads in the cloud across a wide range of systems.

“The vast majority of the CIOs and CTOs we talk to don’t want to replace their core business applications running on IBM i or AIX, just so that they can move to the cloud,” said Rusty Putzler, Chief Operating Officer at Connectria. “But they do want the benefits of the cloud in terms of flexibility, scalability, and avoiding capital outlays for equipment and data centers.  Our solutions enable this and bring the benefits of AWS and Azure to IBM i and IBM AIX customers under one umbrella.

About Connectria

Connectria is the first and largest IBM i and IBM AIX Cloud provider in North America, and the only company to support AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM i, AIX, and VMware clouds.  Founded in 1996, Connectria has provided award-winning cloud hosting, remote monitoring, and cloud security for more than 1,000 customers in 35 countries worldwide.  At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy, where every employee goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers.  Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We’re easy to do business with through flexible terms, scalable solutions, and straight-forward pricing to meet the technology needs of organizations of all sizes.

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