Those questions only scratch the surface of the questions I will have.

The first stop, though, was more of a "Is it being done, successfully, now?"
For a company our size.

And, yes, I'm talking windoze servers, too.


On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 7:42 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You're a businessman - it's a business decision. Think of it from a
different perspective. If you have multiple plants, like we do, then,
isn't the machine already in the cloud, at least in the remote plants
perspective?
Saves you from:
- Tape handling.
- Infrastructure dealing with power and cooling concerns.
- etc

Do you have good comm? Not only fast, but with alternative routes? We
have wireless towers, fiber connections, etc.

Will the cloud provider keep up to date? Last thing you want is someone
who carves out a small lpar for you on a machine that tops out on V5R4.

Does the provider have the capacity? If you need an additional 2G of
memory and the provider's current machine is topped out, will he be loath
to have to switch hardware if projected additional customers aren't there?
Will he only do so "2 quarters out"?

Are there additional items you want to farm out? Like TSM (Tivoli Storage
Manager) to back up PC's and servers? With them providing you audits of
backups (why hasn't PC0124 not been backed up in 2 weeks?)?

If your backup tapes are 3570's and their machine doesn't have anything
that old, how will you handle that?


Rob Berendt
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Dept 1600
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Garrett, IN 46738
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From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/20/2011 05:09 PM
Subject: Can I do my i from the cloud
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Brainstorming in management meeting today.

Instead of getting new Power 7 HW to replace our Power 5 HW, is the
state-of-the-universe such that we could entertain putting our i in the
cloud?

What I mean is, no i, no physical windows servers here, it's all out there
somewhere. The only HW here is printers, displays, thin clients, and PC
workstations.

But I still develop in house for it, still configure it, etc.


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VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
260-422-7531
www.dilgardfoods.com

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