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Kate Tattersfield
Save money with IBM storage

Save money storing your data utilising IBM storage

At Blue Chip, we’re seeing an increase in organisations looking for IBM storage infrastructure that will enable them to be more efficient and integrative, with room to scale. “The cost is key,” says Lee McEvoy, Storage Sales Specialist at IBM, “but it’s not the only driver anymore. Storage has moved on to accommodate changing needs.”...
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Placing IBM Power Systems in the cloud

One customer’s IBM Power Systems journey to the cloud

Blue Chip currently supports critical infrastructure for approximately 800 organisations operating across various verticals. About 150 of these are customers of managed services, which includes cloud services. The average amount of time a customer stays with Blue Chip is around ten and a half years. Well before the revolution of cloud computing, Blue Chip’s has...
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Creating the AS/400 cloud

Transitioning from AS/400 to Blue Chip Cloud

A world-leading specialist technical manufacturer has successfully transitioned from their 1997 AS/400 environment to IBM i within Blue Chip Cloud. They’ve been a Blue Chip hardware and maintenance customer since 2003. Here is how we put them on the path to an AS/400 cloud. Until 2017, Blue Chip had provided this manufacturer with IBM AS/400...
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Move your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud without upgrading your application

Move your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud without upgrading your application

Our expertise in IBM Power Systems cloud transition work means we can easily create an AS/400 cloud based on your legacy hardware and handle the upgrade concerns at our end. First off, we begin with a question. When was the last time IT delivered something that enhanced your business? If this question leaves you searching...
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sustainable IT

Delivering sustainable IT to enterprises

With the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have experienced unparalleled levels of disruption this year. But despite the distractions, we are still committed to reducing the ecological impact of our operations and our customers This is why we have a solid reputation in providing sustainable IT. We believe that we’re all responsible for...
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How to eliminate scheduled downtime for IBM i and maximise your applications’ availability

In a recent Blue Chip webinar, Sales and Marketing Director Chris Smith caught up with Stuart Milligan from Midrange Dynamics, a company that provides affordable, feature-packed change management solutions for IBM i development teams worldwide. Blue Chip partners with Midrange Dynamics to ensure maximum uptime for its own customers. By taking a more DevOps-based approach...
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multivendor maintenance contract

How to reduce Opex, save time and receive a better service with a single multivendor maintenance contract

When it comes to running a business’s IT infrastructure, it’s almost always better to consolidate. Handling lots of moving parts can be unnecessarily time-consuming, not to mention more expensive in the long run. In this article, Blue Chip’s Board and Maintenance Director, Lee Bailey, explains how a single multivendor maintenance contract can help organisations reduce...
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IBM POWER10

What can we expect from IBM’s POWER10 announcements?

Back in August 2020, IBM announced that its highly anticipated POWER10 system will be released next year. As expected, we have a lot to look forward to from this trailblazing server technology innovator. As our own Sales & Marketing Director, Chris Smith, says: “We’ve got hundreds of POWER cores in our data centre running cloud...
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AS/400 cloud

Advancing your AS/400 or iSeries into the cloud

A growing number of businesses are adopting cloud computing for their operations, but not as many as you might expect. By our estimation, no more than 15% of current IBM Power users have transitioned to the cloud to date. Many have avoided the move as the combination of technology and application is considered legacy. Businesses...
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IBM Power Cloud

10 reasons to choose Blue Chip when transitioning IBM Power to the cloud

When it comes to cloud migration, there are a handful of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to choose from. However, nobody understands IBM Power Systems quite like Blue Chip. Here’s why we’re the top MSP for customers using IBM-based IT infrastructure, according to Darren Smith, Enterprise Architect at Blue Chip, and Matthew Bailey, our National Sales...
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