Cloud400 is one of the most trusted solutions to IBM i cloud hosting services. There are so many cloud hosting services offered to companies these days, but Cloud400 is the most preferred. So if you are wondering how IBM i Series Cloud hosting service can help your business, then you have come to the right place. Here are the steps to Cloud400 success.
Knowing What Your Business Needs
First thing, the company will check what your business needs. What your business is about, the operations, as well as your company’s goals, will be discussed. You will have to provide the information about your current iSeries/AS400 server, the software your business uses, support, network, as well as your support and needs.
A free assessment will be conducted. It will include a review of your iSeries serial number and configuration, OS version, your software, production load, and so on. This part is significant because this is how the company can assess the capacity of your IBM i and what your needs are.
The next step is to analyze the assessment to start developing a strategy that would work for your needs. It will be a requirement to review your needs for the migration, the performance modeling, LPAR strategies, as well as the design.
Costs Of Development
The prices of the migration would be discussed together with the Cloud400 strategies needed for the development. The prices of this migration would depend on the performance strategies that your company would need.
60-Day Trial Tests
Once the migration is done, a 60-day trial test will be put in place. This trial would make sure that the Cloud400 is the right solution for you. During the trial testing, there will be charges involved. And during this process, the company will work on any determined issues that may arise. During the trials, here’s what you need to do:
- Send a Full System Save to be installed on your Cloud400 virtual server.
- Cloud400 virtual server will be set up, and a static IP address will be assigned.
- Firewalls for site-to-site VPN will be configured.
- Additional individual VPN connections will be set up.
- The static IP address that is assigned will be supplied to everyone who participates during the trial testing.
- You can start testing your Cloud400 virtual server.
- Any issues will be resolved.
Cloud400 Goes Live!
Once the 60-day-trial goes well and you are satisfied with the results of the migration, then Cloud400 can start to go live. You will need to send a Full System Save and reload your Cloud400 virtual server then bring it online. You can then instruct your users to start their Client Access with the new IP address once production has started.