UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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February Meeting: Real World Implementation of Disaster Recovery on the IBM i

UPDATE: We want to thank Chris and Jay for a very informative presentation. Very well done! If you were not able to make it to the meeting you can access the slides of their presentation here: Presentation File

The February meeting will be a customer presentation given by Chris McIntyre and Jay Weaver of the Bank of Utah.

Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Lunch: Complimentary lunch will be served

 

Chris McIntyre and Jay Weaver from the Bank of Utah will be presenting how they stay current on disaster recovery planning, and how they use disaster recovery planning to improve the end user’s experience each day.  Chris and Jay will demonstrate how they use their remote data center equipment for application testing, as well as how to they keep production data replicated and still make it available for application testing and validation.  Having all of the data from IBM i is great, but having a complete environment is essential.  It is all about the end user experience, and being able to quickly demonstrate it works.dilbert

Chris McIntyre

Chris McIntyre

Jay Weaver

Jay Weaver

November 9th – Simon O’Sullivan presentation on Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Maxava

Our November meeting was a great presentation by Simon O’Sullivan of Maxava.  He was here all the way from New Zealand so that we could enjoy the insight and shared experiences of the various disaster recovery scenarios that Maxava has help their clients address.

But first of all, we had Matt Kingdon give us a little 4 minute video about the Utah ShakeOut organization which is getting Utah ready for the next big earthquake by having a drill on April 17, 2012. Check the website at http://www.shakeout.org/utah/.

Then Simon O’Sullivan showed us the real live experiences that business’s had during the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake and the Japan tsunami.  He also talked a little about some of the events that happened here in the United States.  As IBM i administrators and developers, we are keenly aware of the great capabilities of this platform and started some great discussion and comments throughout this presentation. We learned much and enjoyed the new insight.

Here is the video.

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