Day: November 26, 2018

End of life for IBM POWER6 and POWER7

If you run IBM i on IBM Power Systems, this will hopefully come as a friendly reminder. IBM has discontinued hardware support on POWER6 machines, followed by end of support for POWER7 at end of Q3 2019.  You can find details on servers affected by the service discontinuation in the below announcement.

Services withdrawal: Declaration of a plan to discontinue lease, rental, and maintenance services for selected machines IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 917-163 – September 19, 2017.

5 Ways To Protect Your Sensitive Data on IBM i

Regulations (FISMA, HIPPA, SOX, and more) are forcing companies to evaluate how they protect their sensitive data. Industries such as finance, insurance, and healthcare have the most pressure to comply with these regulations which are geared towards protecting consumer’s private information.  The issue is that companies may not understand how to properly secure their data to protect their consumers.

Any good security plan takes a layered approach to protect data.  You have to consider where the data resides and how someone could gain access to it.  Then you have to put controls in place to ensure that you put as many roadblocks in place as possible to prevent unauthorized access.

There are many approaches you can take to ensure you are complying with regulations and protecting your companies information.…