Sacramento , California ... April 9, 2013... New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS), an industry leader in the development of IBM i reporting and business intelligence (BI) software, Baseline Data Services, LLC, an IBM Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep roots in disaster recovery and data protection, and high availability experts, Maximum Availability, Ltd, (MAXAVA), have come together to create the NGS-IQCloud – an IBM i and DB2-based query, reporting, and analytics cloud offering available on a per user, per month, subscription basis.
The NGS-IQ Cloud solution is designed for companies looking to provide comprehensive query, reporting, and analytics capabilities over operational data, data marts, and/or data warehouses without having to install software in their own office, change their on premises production system security to support mobile and Web access, or upgrade their existing IBM POWER server to handle additional workload. Customers are assigned a private, logical partition (LPAR) on an IBM POWER server with a specified volume of disk space, CPW, and memory that can be adjusted to meet changing business needs at any time.
The service includes the popular NGS-IQ reporting and BI software suite and MAXAVA’s Data Stream software which performs real-time data replication from the customer’s on premises database to the NGS-IQ Cloud. Customers are given authority to set up user profiles, folders, and libraries just as they would on an on premises system. NGS provides training and technical support for the NGS-IQ software, and Baseline’s staff handles network security, firewalls, virus protection, and other operations functions.
“The NGS-IQ Cloud gives companies a way to acquire additional IBM i capacity at a very low-cost, that doesn’t impact their production environment and leverages their IBM i and DB2 skills. This should help customers who like the security and reliability of IBM i, but are hesitant to open their production environment to Web and mobile users,” says NGS President & CEO, Bernard Gough.
The NGS-IQ Cloud is hosted in Baseline’s data center outside Indianapolis, Indiana. Baseline’s facilities and procedures have passed annual infrastructure security assessments and Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 Type II examinations. The company is regulated by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In addition, Baseline’s information security program strictly adheres to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) to safeguard sensitive client data.
“We are very pleased to work with NGS and MAXAVA to bring this innovative cloud reporting and BI service to IBM i customers along with our hosting, disaster recovery, data protection, online backup, and high availability services,” says Lance Thompson, Baseline-Data Services, President & CEO.
The NGS-IQ Cloud is licensed as a complete solution to support very rapid implementation. Pricing is available upon request and is based on the number of users and system resources required.
NGS is a Premier IBM Business Partner with hundreds of customers across all industries worldwide. The company is based in Sacramento, California and specializes in BI and financial accounting software. Baseline Data Services is headquartered in Plainfield, Indiana and partners with IBM and other leading server manufacturers to provide disaster recovery solutions, online data protection and virtual private servers to hundreds of companies large and small. Maxava is a worldwide provider of innovative High Availability and Disaster Recovery software solutions for the IBM i platform. The company has more than 500 customers in 30+ countries with offices and staff based in New Zealand, Japan, the US, UK and mainland Europe.
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