A: First Option IBM i Application Hosting allows you to rent ‘space’ on a First Option IBM i Power System to install and execute your IBM i based applications.
A: The application vendors are contacted and provided the appropriate system information to generate the appropriate authorization code(s.)
A: In many cases your application maintenance fees do not change. If the application fee is tier level based, First Option will attempt to place you on an IBM i on the same tier.
A: Virtual Private Network (VPN) over the internet.
A: A First Option Network administrator contacts your Network Administrator to make the appropriate configuration changes to both firewalls
A: First Option takes responsibility for daily and monthly backups.
A: First Option provides a service level agreement that specifies that your IBM i will be available 24x7x365 except for scheduled maintenance.
A: Small and medium sized companies who want to focus on their core business and get out of the IT business.
A: You may contact sales@localhost.
A: IBM i Watchdog is a java based application that collects key health indicators of an IBM i.
A: System problems, halt messages, tape drive status, DASD, CPU percentage and disk status.
A: The alert times are customized to your system needs.
A: You can choose to be alerted by email which can be forwarded to your cell phone.
A: Small and medium sized businesses who do not have IBM i monitoring software should strongly consider this option.
A: There is a questionnaire that provides more information about your system(s). Once that is completed, the software is picked up from the FOI FTP site and installed. This installation takes approximately 15 minutes
A: You may contact sales@localhost for a free demo.