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IBM Power Solutions and Upgrades
IBM i 7.2 end of support

Continuing IBM i 7.2 after end of support

For those frantically looking for IBM i 7.2 end of support options before the official end date of 30th April 2021, this is the right place to find a solution. At Blue Chip, we’ve helped many businesses continue using their IBM Power System through our unrivalled cost-saving solutions. To clarify, IBM i 7.2 is sometimes...
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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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IBM Power transition to the cloud

What makes us the UK’s leading IBM experts?

We’ve handled IBM systems since 1987 You’re probably thinking ‘what gives Blue Chip the right to call themselves IBM experts?’ and so you should. Any business that describes themselves as experts should be able to prove how they acquired this title. IBM was founded in 1911, and through the last century, completely revolutionised computing. From...
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Upgrade IBM Power Systems and mainframes

Don’t get left behind, upgrade with Blue Chip’s expertise

Your business growth could be affected by outdated IT. For a systems refresh and to set out an improved journey for your ambitions, look to the experience and expertise of Blue Chip, the UK’s largest independent IBM specialist.
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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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A multi-layered approach to security

eBook: A multi-layered approach to security

If you would like to read our data centre security eBook, ‘A multi-layered approach to security’, provide your details below.
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Reducing your IBM i downtime during code updates

A look at how IBM i downtime can be substantially reduced. Chris Smith from Blue Chip chats to Michael Morgan at Midrange Dynamics.
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end of life IBM POWER7

The end of your IBM POWER7+, what should you do?

Towards the end of the year, your IBM POWER7+ equipment is facing end of official support. What are your options? Following the end-of-life date for IBM POWER7 systems last September, we now see the same for the later-released POWER7+ systems. IBM will stop standard maintenance support in December 2020 on model types E4D, MMD and...
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Why IBM storage

Five surefire reasons to choose IBM storage

If you were considering investing in IBM storage but couldn’t make your mind up, their most recent announcement might make the decision easier for you. Earlier this year IBM announced the streamlining of its storage offering by replacing its two non-mainframe IT storage lines with a unified IBM FlashSystem family. What difference does this make...
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IBM cloud application

Transitioning your IBM application

Transparency is key when transitioning your IBM Power applications to the cloud We all know the benefits that come with moving to the cloud. It can be a more flexible, accessible and secure way of managing your system, allowing you to scale at short notice and operate remotely. Yet it can also be a daunting...
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