Lee Bailey
IBM mainframe disaster recovery

1:1 IBM mainframe disaster recovery

What is 1:1 mainframe disaster recovery? It’s all about having your own dedicated back-up mainframe. For around the same budget as an existing shared DR contract, Blue Chip will provide a dedicated IBM mainframe with the same MIPS as your production system. As part of the deal, we will provide… HostingHardware maintenanceAnnual testing at a...
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IBM mainframe and Power Systems recycling

Our IBM mainframe and Power System recycling program

As the country’s leader in green IT, we’re looking to buy old IBM mainframes and IBM Power systems in the UK, to recycle parts ready for IBM and other third-party maintenance providers around the world. For those with an old mainframe or Power system no longer in use or an upgrade schedule that’s likely to...
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Mainframe upgrades

Mainframe upgrades with 85% discount

Blue Chip has a strong reputation in providing quality refurbished data centre hardware, along with unparalleled technical expertise in supporting such equipment. We have a global network of suppliers providing us with nearly-new IBM mainframes, such as z13s and DS8870 storage arrays. Our unique position means we can provide you with upgrades with typical savings of...
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end of life for IBM Power 6 and Power 7

IBM withdrawing maintenance on POWER6 and POWER7 servers

If you’re running IBM POWER6 or POWER7 servers, you need to act very soon. IBM is ending maintenance for POWER6 services on 31st March 2019, with POWER7 server maintenance finishing on 30th September 2019. Naturally, upgrading to IBM POWER9 servers is an option. Blue Chip can supply you with this hardware, or we can migrate you onto the POWER9 cloud. However,...
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engineer's meeting

Regional engineering meeting brings out great new ideas

I had the pleasure this week of attending a regional engineers’ meeting in Newbury, Berkshire. We discussed Blue Chip’s recent internal changes and forthcoming product lines, all aimed at fuelling the company’s growth. Our engineers came up with some fantastic new ideas that will deliver some amazing advantages to Blue Chip’s customers. Very pleased to...
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Olympic Core banking software by ERI

UK Banking Start-up selects OLYMPIC Core Banking Software

International private banking and wealth management software specialist ERI has sold another banking licence in the UK with the support of IBM Cloud & Security IT specialist Blue Chip. This time a large overseas financial services business is in the process of expanding their global reach entering the UK banking market and ERI’s Olympic software...
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Business Systems Manager from Harvey Nichols

Merret Retail Cloud Receives Black Friday Boost

Merret Cloud customers received an early Christmas present with a 4 day 100% processing boost covering Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. It was 26th November and over an early Christmas gathering of customers I met with the Business Systems Manager from Harvey Nichols who explained how their adoption of new technology is now able...
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Understanding credit risk for Dummies

Hosting & Cloud Providers with High-Risk Credit Ratings – similar to 2E2 before they went under

If you have ever taken out a personal bank loan, mortgage or applied for a credit card you will be familiar and accept that you were subject to some financial due diligence before accepted. So why do many businesses run the risk of jumping into IT Outsourcing contracts with IT or software providers heavily debt...
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cropped CIO challenges

CIO Challenges when running IBM Power alongside Windows & Linux

CIO’s in businesses across the UK and further afield are having new business challenges thrown at them from all sides every day. Sometimes the challenges may come from the Board, or Line of Business Managers pushing for their IT department to leverage cloud technologies. Other times outside forces such as regulation or security threats such...
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IBM iSeries

Blue Chip sponsors International i-Power conference

Since 1987 Blue Chip have dominated the UK  IBM i (AS/400) marketplace with quality sustainable support. Todays core business is IBM i Cloud and Managed Services. Blue Chip are Global leaders in this arena and operate the largest IBM i Cloud infrastructure on the planet. Alongside the IBM i Cloud Blue Chip also provide clients...
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