On-Demand Webinar
Why IBM i and External
Storage Together?

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Presented by Bob Palermo & Jim Chachus of IBM
and Pete Massiello of iTech Solutions

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In February 2020, IBM Simplified and Unified their main Storage portfolio, the IBM FlashSystems for Hybrid Multi-Cloud Enabled Storage.

In this session, iTech Solutions and the IBM storage team, will discuss the advantages of leveraging IBM’s latest storage offerings in your IBM i environment.
Important benefits include reduced management costs, improved performance, greater storage efficiency, built in cloud integration, flexible replication, simplified, comprehensive cyber security & data protection, as well as easy data re-use to aid critical application testing or development.

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Webinar takeaways include:

  • How IBM flash storage can improve IBM i app performance.
  • Data encryption at rest
  • Flash Copy for cyber resiliency, multi-site replication & data re-use
  • Software-defined storage advantages for Hybrid Multi-Cloud
  • Storage cost savings with 0 performance loss Data Reduction, Thin Provisioning, and Easy Tier automated tiering between HDD & SSD


bob_palermoBob Palermo, IBM 
Bob Palermo has over 20 years of experience in the IT storage industry. After working for a local VAR representing NetApp storage, Bob spent the next 15 years working at NetApp, Dell-EMC and IBM. Bob has consulted with and advised some of the largest customers in the world including JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, Beckton Dickinson, The FBI, Dept. of Labor, Penn State U, Boston University and many other well-known institutions.

jim_chachusJim Chachus, IBM
Jim Chachus has over 20 years of experience in IT Sales. After owning companies focused on supply chain solutions in the US and Singapore, Jim joined Oracle selling storage solutions to the Federal Government and their ecosystem of partners. Jim joined IBM with a focus on the financial services market and now represents IBM in the commercial space supporting New England and Upstate NY clients.

michael_batesMichael Bates, IBM 
Michael Bates is a well-known and respected Storage Sales Trusted Advisor here in the Northeast. Michael has spent much of his high-tech career with Fortune 500 companies: IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Samsung and Hitachi Ltd. His specialties are in Storage, Networking and Cloud Based Solutions. Michael has been on numerous Vendor-Partner Boards, and has spoken at major Partner and Client Conferences and Events.


pete_itech-1Pete Massiello, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBM’s certification test-writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i design, administration, LPAR, virtualization, implementation, and HMC management.