If you’re like most people, you probably think of the cloud as a great way to save money on IT costs. And while that’s true, there are other benefits to using a cloud provider for your iSeries. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your iSeries cloud provider.
Pick the right provider:
Not all cloud providers are created equal. When you’re looking for a provider, make sure you pick one that specializes in iSeries. That way, you’ll get the best possible service and support. Check out their website; see if they have an iSeries cloud providers section. If they don’t, they’re probably not a good fit. I’m not sure how to set up a VPN on an iSeries, but my understanding is that you’ll need to set up a VPN server on the iSeries. You can either use the iSeries VPN software or third-party VPN server software.
Understand the pricing model:
Most cloud providers charge by the hour. That means you’ll want to understand how your usage patterns will impact your costs. If you have a lot of users accessing the system during the day, you’ll want to make sure you’re not paying for idle time at night. Vendors that charge by the number of users will likely have a minimum number of users you must pay for. That could be fine for some businesses, but if you only use the system occasionally, you might end up paying more than you need to. Some providers offer a free trial period, but you’ll need to sign up for a subscription once the trial is over. Make sure you understand the terms of the trial and cancel if you’re not satisfied.
Utilize the available resources:
Your cloud provider should offer a variety of resources that can help you get the most out of the system. Make sure you take advantage of these resources, such as training materials, support forums, and online documentation.
Monitor your usage:
Once you’re up and running, it’s important to monitor your usage to make sure you’re getting the most out of the system. Many cloud providers offer tools that can help you track your usage and identify areas where you can improve efficiency.
By following these tips, you can get the most out of your iSeries cloud provider. By picking the right provider, understanding the pricing model, and utilizing the available resources, you can save money and get the most out of the system.