First Option can focus on their core business with confidence for several reasons:
- They have never experienced downtime with mindSHIFT, even when a hurricane came through.
- mindSHIFT supports Windows® and networking environments, in addition to IBM i applications, so the company has attracted larger clients.
- A hardware lease arrangement with mindSHIFT, along with a set monthly fee, consolidates technology and services in one vendor — simplifying accounting.
The companies recently signed a two-year extension contract and plan to add a development backup site at a secure data center in Minnesota. mindSHIFT’s strengths in dedicated and cloud-based high availability and disaster recovery solutions will be instrumental in protecting IBM i environments from data loss.
The two companies are expanding their relationship even more by working together to start an IBM i networking collaborative in Phoenix.