Migrating to IBM Power Virtual Server (PowerVS) with MIMIX

While you might be considering a direct migration to IBM PowerVS, partnering with Covenco offers significant advantages that go beyond simply offsetting our service fees with a partner discount (which we happily provide).

The true value lies in our extensive experience in cloud migrations, specifically with tools like MIMIX, which can streamline the process and minimise disruption to your business. Here’s how Covenco can help you migrate to IBM Power Virtual Server (PowerVS) with MIMIX:

  • Reduced Downtime:
    MIMIX excels at near-zero downtime migrations. This minimises disruption to your critical workloads, ensuring business continuity throughout the process. Covenco’s experience in using MIMIX translates to a well-planned and executed migration, reducing the risk of downtime and keeping your operations running smoothly.
  • Realistic Testing with Real Data:
    MIMIX allows us to create test environments that mirror your production environment using your actual data. This provides a safe space to validate the migration process, test application functionality in the cloud, and identify and address any potential issues before migrating your live systems.
  • Flexible Data Seeding:
    Migrating large datasets can be time-consuming. Covenco can leverage both MIMIX and IBM’s Cloud Backup/BRMS to Cloud, providing you with flexible data seeding options. This allows you to choose the most efficient method based on your specific needs, whether it’s a full data transfer or a targeted seeding of critical data.
  • Expert Guidance Throughout the Process:
    Migrating to the cloud can be daunting, especially for those unfamiliar with MIMIX and other tools. Covenco’s team possesses in-depth knowledge of MIMIX and its functionalities. We can guide you through every step of the process, from initial planning and data assessment to configuration and post-migration support. This ensures you get the most out of MIMIX and navigate the migration with confidence.

By partnering with Covenco, you gain more than just a migration service. You gain a team of experienced professionals who can leverage MIMIX to its full potential, ensuring a smooth, secure, and efficient transition to your IBM PowerVS environment.

We take the complexity out of cloud migration, allowing you to focus on the bigger picture – running your business effectively in the cloud.

More than advice. Delivering tangible solutions for IBM PowerVS

While migrating to PowerVS with MIMIX simplifies the process, it’s crucial to remember that the cloud is primarily a platform and operating system. The responsibility of securing and maintaining your environment ultimately falls on you. This includes implementing appropriate data backup, protection, and monitoring solutions, which can be a complex task, especially without the necessary expertise.

Covenco’s expertise extends beyond the initial migration. We offer a comprehensive suite of data backup, protection, and monitoring solutions specifically designed for IBM PowerVS environments. Our team can help you design and implement the right tools to ensure your data is always secure, readily available, and continuously monitored for optimal performance. We can also provide ongoing support services, ranging from basic monitoring to a fully managed estate, allowing you to focus on your core business while we take care of the critical behind-the-scenes tasks.

Covenco can guide you through every step of your PowerVS journey, from migration to ongoing management. We empower you to avoid the pitfalls of self-configuration and ensure your cloud environment is not only up and running but also secure, resilient, and optimised for success.

Compare the costs

IBM provides a comprehensive cost estimator tool to estimate the cost of resources before they are deployed.  With the cost estimator tool, we can customise and determine the requirements that align with your business needs.

Power Virtual Servers are offered in select regions with scale-out logical partitions (LPAR).  Power Virtual Server instances are charged at a monthly rate that is prorated per hour.  If you add resources to an LPAR during the middle of the month, the monthly bill for the LPAR reflects the resource change and the LPAR price that is prorated per hour.

Ready to Explore the Power of PowerVS? Let Covenco Guide You.

Migrating to the cloud with IBM PowerVS can unlock significant benefits for your business, but navigating the complexities and ensuring a smooth transition requires specialised expertise. Covenco, with over 35 years of experience and an IBM Gold Business Partner status, stands ready to be your trusted partner throughout your PowerVS journey.

By working with Covenco, you gain more than just a migration partner – you gain a trusted advisor with the expertise and experience to help you maximise the benefits of PowerVS. We’ll guide you through every step of the process, from initial assessment and planning to migration and ongoing management, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to the cloud.

Contact Covenco today for your free PowerVS assessment and proposal.

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