IBM i Disaster Recovery

A dependable IBM i disaster recovery strategy depends on the right prevention and preparation to minimize the downtime of your IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) systems. Should the unthinkable happen, by having the right solutions and planning in place you can more quickly get back to business as usual.

Disaster recovery and business continuity require a combination of both practice and technology. Fortunately, IT Solutions Group offers a spectrum of technology solutions to strengthen your disaster recovery strategy. Our solutions range from simple backup and recovery methodologies to implementing a company-wide IT disaster recovery and business continuity plan and/or installing and configuring technologies that automatically save your business-critical data – in near-real-time – at a protected offsite location.

IT Solutions Group covers the waterfront on all things IBM i disaster recovery and business continuity, helping our clients with strategies, planning, technologies, testing, training, support, and more. Our technicians have over 50 combined years of experience helping clients to implement DR strategies and technologies that meet their goals for recovery time, recovery point, and budget.


Disaster Recovery Services

More than just selling, implementing and supporting DR technologies, IT Solutions Group provides complete DR-related services, including business continuity consulting, DR testing, recovery facilities (hot site, warm site and cold site), DR plan creation, DR recovery support, and much more. Think of us as your end-to-end disaster recovery resource.


Disaster Recovery Planning

Our disaster recovery experts will work with your IBM i IT department to define, in concrete terms, all of the procedures and processes your business should follow in the event that your production system goes down. This planning service can include technology recommendations, implementations, and support.



Real-Time Replication of Selected Libraries to Cloud


We offer near-real-time library replication of your business-critical data libraries to our protected cloud-based backup environment. In the event that your production system goes down, we protect yourapplication data libraries to near-last-transaction levels. When your production system comes back online, we replicate all of your saved and protected data back to your restored production system so you can move forward with virtually no data loss.


Disaster Recovery Testing (Remote via VPN )

It is one thing to have a disaster recovery plan, but another to regularly test it. IT Solutions Group provides disaster recovery testing services on a one-time, semi-annual, or annual basis. This is the service provides the peace of mind of knowing your disaster recovery plan will work should the real thing happen.


Disaster Colocation Data Centers and Service Contracts

IT Solutions Group operates two IBM i data centers that we use as systems recovery and operations facilities from which you can run your business critical applications in the event the worst happens to your production data center. We have a SAS 70/Tier 3 state-of-the-art data center in the Chicago suburbs and a SAS70 /Tier 4 data center in Orlando, Florida. We provide an IBM i System, remote connectivity to your offices and users, VPN services, and more. You can rent time on our servers or we also offer the option to establish and run your own backup server at our data center.


Learn more about our colocation centers on our Data Center page.