Tip Top Industry is a Belgian company with offices in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and Eeklo. They are specialized in conveyors belts in rubber and plastic and delivering of products for the reparation of car tires. Because Tip Top Industry does not have an in-house IT staff, and all the transactions pass on one single IBM Power i system with internal Backup (single point of failure), they were looking for more guarantees for the future.
Tip-Top Industry had several concerns:
maintenance costs increasing every year
replacing broken parts
replacing the system every five years
changing the backup tapes every day and taking these backups into a safe location.
After meeting the management, EASI proposed two solutions: