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Fully leverage the cloud to facilitate productivity, collaboration, security, storage, backup and more
mindSHIFT, a subsidiary of Ricoh America, is one the largest IT outsourcing and cloud managed services providers in the United States serving businesses and organizations of all sizes, ensuring vital data, devices and systems are always up and running, secured against cyberattack and safe in the event of disaster.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Bring Your IBM i Power Systems Infrastructure into the Cloud
At MCS, mindSHIFT provides specialized implementation, colocation, hosting and management services for your IBM i Power Systems (including AS/400, iSeries and System i). These services allow you to increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with operating your IBM systems. Additionally, mindSHIFT’s IBM i services offer a unique and cost-effective approach to your corporate operations and business continuity requirements.

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mindSHIFT with MCS

mindSHIFT with MCS
MCS has been partnering with mindSHIFT for over 15 years and more recently formalized our relationship, as the need for outsourced IBM i (AS/400) services has increased. mindSHIFT hosts a plethora of Infor A+ customers including some of MCS’s largest IBM i customers. There are various reasons MCS customers choose mindSHIFT, for example, one has 110 locations and does 50,000 orders per day while another has remote offices in eight countries and requires 24×7 support.

When it comes to looking for a remote site for high availability and disaster recovery, the limitless combination of MCS, mindSHIFT and Vision Solutions have you covered.  As your IBM i skills diminish or you want those resources deployed to the application, you can count on us to ensure that your IBM i is running at peak performance.  With MCS and mindSHIFT, there is a proven track record for hosting your IBM i workload. From understanding the benefits and assessing your organization’s readiness to making the transition and managing it, we’re with you every step of the way.

Capabilities & Features

Key features include: 

As a certified IBM Delivery Partner with decades of experience, mindSHIFT provides industry-leading levels of security, redundancy, bandwidth and expertise for IBM i systems.

  • The mindSHIFT SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70 Type II) data centers and Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Expert support with trained technicians 24 hours, 7 days a week, for 365
  • Support for Vision Solutions Suite (Mimix/Iterra), Maxava High Availability Suite, and IBM’s iCluster and Transformation server products
  • Host your own equipment or utilize mindSHIFTS’s Hosted LPAR (HLPAR) solution
  • Remote management services for your equipment, whether it’s housed at your facilities or at any other location
  • Greater survivability due to geographically separate equipment and network servers
  • Reduced load on your production equipment by utilizing the real-time data on the shadow system for reporting, tape backup, web serving and other ancillary processing
  • Greater burstable bandwidth in one of mindSHIFT’s data centers, delivering faster access to the primary environment for remote users, with the added benefit of improved security and redundancy of network and power systems

Benefits & Results

Key benefits and results include:

  • Around-the-clock support for your IBM i infrastructure with remote monitoring and management 24 hours, 7 days a week, for 365 days
  • Manages your business-critical IBM i systems and environments
  • Increases efficiency, factory production, and IBM Power System (i) High Availability
  • Continuous, non-intrusive backups help build your business with confidence knowing your applications and data are secure
  • Information is encrypted, monitored and sent to physically and virtually to secure storage networks using the latest technology in data and information management —all without interrupting normal system performance
  • Quick-activation service that offers IBM experts remotely monitor your system, respond to operations-level events and logs and escalate actions, all based on your defined protocol