i-2-S3 can be used for strategic backup operations where you want to save information off-line from your
IBM System i and you donít want to bother with the need for an operator or a tape drive.
Some strategic uses for i-2-S3 might include the following:
Saving a snapshot of an application at a critical point in time to create a baseline that can easily be
restored. A good example of this might be at the start of a complex nightly process or a complex month-end
Storage of programs and source code for legal reasons. Some companies are required to keep certain off-site
backups for legal reasons. Amazon S3 is well suited for this purpose. You can also use it to store year
and end month end data as needed.
Archival storage of application data that is periodically purged. This kind of data can then be retrieved
as needed for archival restore processing.
Storage of backups that might need to be restored to a different system. Amazon S3 can act as a storage
Critical offsite storage for key systems. With i-2-S3, this can be accomplished without the hassle of
checking tapes in and out and making pickup and delivery arrangements. When offsite information is
needed, it can be retrieved quickly
i-2-S3 save/restore processing does not require an operator to mount tapes, clear tapes or respond to tape
related messages, so they can happen at any point during the day or night.
For companies already storing web site components using Amazon S3, i-2-S3 can be used to automated maintenance
of those web site files from your IBM System i.
Distribution of IBM System i objects to multiple platforms in your network. You can upload once to Amazon S3
and then the individual platforms can download from there taking advantage of Amazonís high end bandwidth.
Saving copies of source code at a given point in time. This is useful for developers and programmers alike
when they are starting a new project, to save a frozen copy of their source code that they can easily go
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