IBM Consultancy

Some of our IBM consultants have been providing IBM Power expertise since its conception in 1988. In recent years many of our customers have reduced their in-house resources skill levels in operating IBM Hardware and in both iOS and AIX to a point that when significant systems management tasks have to be performed Recarta is asked to provide the resource and skills required.

The most common reason our clients use Recarta’s IBM Consultants is to take advantage of our investment in resource that is up to date with best practice in the deployment and use of IBM’s high function server and storage technologies. Recarta is particularly strong in virtualisation technologies for both server and disk and is perfectly placed for

Recarta’s highly experienced and dedicated technical consultants can provide a very economical method to provide deep iOS and AIX technical skill and resource.

Furthermore, our experts are constantly working in many customer situations and as a result are up to date with best industry practice enabling them to contribute proactively in planning and direction setting as well as having an awareness of the issues that inevitably surround highly sophisticated products.

Types of Contract

Our IBM consultants can be provided on an “as required” and where appropriate fixed price basis for a specific task or tasks or they can be called off on a time and materials basis over a period of time by purchasing “units” of resource. For more information see our Support Options.

Range of Technical Consultancy Services

Typical tasks include upgrading software and firmware or setting up new installations or new environments to support new business applications. Sometimes changing circumstances require alteration to administration rights or the way in which the installation is configured; frequently we are involved in running regular systems health checks or asked to verify that vital systems management tasks are being completed. See our full list of Consultancy Services.

Summary

In short, our specialists have years of experience of maintaining IBM Power systems. We have AIX, iOS and IBM Storage expertise that can provide technical assistance from machine level code through to the operating systems and associated systems management software (e.g. for high availability, back-up and recovery etc.).

Recarta provides technical consultancy that provides a cost effective and secure method of assessing, maintaining and operating your key IBM systems.

Summary or typical tasks or reasons for using Recarta’s Technical Resource

  • Additional Resource – to companies that have de-skilled or need belt and braces support for holiday cover, absence etc.
  • Monitoring – daily, weekly monitoring to ensure that there are no problems with back-ups, day-to-day issues, setting up users, admin tasks etc, system monitoring
  • Installations/changes – AIX hardening, Admin rights
  • OS Upgrades – Operating System Upgrades – AIX, i/OS etc., where customers know that they need to upgrade but cannot justify the resource or time
  • Healthchecks – System Healthchecks, Performance Tuning, Compliance Issues. For more information see Professional Services page.

If you would like more information regarding IBM iOS or AIX Support, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0844 800 7821 or email sales@recarta.co.uk.