Power HA + Robot HA - Tom Huntington & Brian Nordland

We often hear that IT teams are either afraid do a planned switchover or aren’t sure how to tell when they’re ready for a role swap. It’s time to build a little confidence into your business continuity!  

During this webinar, two IBM i high availability experts demonstrate how to verify your data replication products are doing what you need them to do. We’ll show you what to look at on your system in order to verify that you’re replicating what you want replicated and that you are ready for the role swap. You’ll learn about:


• High availability options on IBM i

• How to verify/navigate PowerHA

• How to verify/navigate journaling software like Robot HA

• Monitoring options for high availability tools

Tom Huntington

Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystem

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and has been with the company for nearly 30 years. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.

Tom often speaks on enterprise scheduling, security, automation topics, IBM i technology, and the HelpSystems products, and hosts technical presentations on a variety of automation topics. He is the author of the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey and has written articles on automated operations, security, cloud computing, and business intelligence for leading trade journals and newsletters. He was named an IBM Champion in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for over three decades of advocation and thought leadership on the IBM i platform.

Brian Nordland

Software Architect, HelpSystems

Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability and distributed computing.

Prior to joining HelpSystems Brian spent six years with IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. Roles at IBM included being the development architect for PowerHA and working on IBM i virtual I/O and communication I/O device drivers. He earned his master's degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2017.


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