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FlashCopy versus Safeguarded Copy

FlashCopy versus Safeguarded Copy

FlashCopy and Safeguarded Copy can both provide protection from logical data corruption. In contrast to FlashCopy, Safeguarded Copy can be used to create more frequent backups, is more secure, space efficient and provides better performance. Summarized below are differences between FlashCopy and Safeguarded Copy

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Safeguarded Copy on IBM DS8000

Safeguarded Copy on IBM DS8000

In continuous data replication methods or mirroring solutions, accidental or malicious data deletion and unintended encryption is also replicated to the backup copy which defeats the purpose of a high availability solution. In addition, regulatory requirements may require certain organization in specific industries such as finance or health care to protect replicated data from content-level destruction.

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Time to move to IBM i SMBv3

Time to move to IBM i SMBv3

IBM i NetServer & QNTC

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What you need to know about ransomware

What you need to know about ransomware

Ransomware is a malicious malware that blocks access to a file, device, or system and demands a ransom fee to regain access. This is an illegal money-making method that utilizes deceptive links in websites, emails, or instant messages. Ransomware is a great challenge affecting most online users and hence you need to be educated on this matter to be able to prevent it from happening to you or to know how to navigate if you become an unlucky victim. The effects of ransomware are immense,...

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IBM i SSL / TLS configuration and hardening guidelines.

IBM i SSL / TLS configuration and hardening guidelines.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols and Cipher Suites on IBMi are managed by a combination of

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AS400 IBMi and AI

AS400 IBMi and AI

We all know and have worked on the AS400 for years, we still did when it was called the Iseries and we still do when it is called the IBMi .   Apart from the changes in name that many people are comfortable and not comfortable about, there is one question that definitely bothers everyone who is associated with this wonderful platform –   What is the platform’s direction going to be in the future especially with it being brushed off as legacy while new waves of ERPs and AI seem to be the in...

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The cost of security on IBMi (AS400)

The cost of security on IBMi (AS400)

It is a well known fact that we are witnessing cyber crime like never before. Ransomwares, viruses and many other instances of malware are floating all over the internet plus targeted attacks of corporate espionage is something of concern to many organizations as well. Even for a desktop at home, it goes without saying that we would have to worry about extra costs of security like anti virus softwares, anti malware, ransomware protection and firewalls. At risk here is your personal data,...

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The future of IBMi(AS400) and IBM Power Systems

The future of IBMi(AS400) and IBM Power Systems

The Developments on the IBMi platform are almost as classic as the Fitzgerald fiction novel depicting Benjamin Button where the protagonist is born old and gets younger as time passes. IBMi instead of getting “older”, becoming a legacy system and fading away is becoming more and more shinier and interesting. The advancements and the roadmap are only making the IBMi younger, better and more flexible. With IBM acquiring RedHat, there is a lot of potential of cutting edge technology integration...

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Quick Ansible Implementation – All needed files and commands included

Quick Ansible Implementation – All needed files and commands included

If you do not have Ansible already installed then you can install using the command below. (All commands and files used are available for download at the end of the guide) yum install ansible -y    Create an Ansible directory in your home folder and navigate inside it. All files reside in this directory and all commands are run from here. 2. Use vim ansible.cfg to create the ansible configuration file and populate the file with the following. (You can download the code and the file at the end...

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OpenShift on your Linux Desktop/Laptop – Complete Walkthrough

OpenShift on your Linux Desktop/Laptop – Complete Walkthrough

Note: – This walkthrough uses Fedora 30 and uses a desktop so would work for similar configurations. Also you need to have atleast 4vCPUs, 9GB RAM and 35GB disk space. The RAM is a hard stop so make sure you have around 10GB on the Desktop/Laptop that you are using to install comfortably. You would have to register for a free redhat/developer account.  Download the Code Ready container archive from this link – https://developers.redhat.com/products/codeready-containers/overview 2. Extract the...

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