If the lockdown has got you thinking about moving your onsite IBM Power infrastructure into the cloud, you’re not alone. For companies who rely on remote working for business continuity,  cloud computing can be a valuable asset.
Using a managed service provider’s IBM Power cloud service means you can store your company’s data and applications on their remote cloud infrastructure, enhancing accessibility by allowing you and your team to access it anywhere in the world.
Of course, managed service providers themselves rely on physical data centres; secure locations where your server is kept along with others’ – much like a traditional storage facility for people’s furniture and other physical items.
With this in mind, if you’re thinking about moving to the cloud or changing cloud providers, make sure you choose a vendor that’s in complete control of their infrastructure.
After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest supply link.
Blue Chip has complete control
“We own the leasehold on our data centres,” explains Chris Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing at Blue Chip. “The main reason we’ve been able to stay operational throughout the lockdown is because we’ve invested in them.”
Two years ago Blue Chip built a software-defined data centre, investing in the networking, storage, and automation and orchestration software that enables its team of engineers to operate systems remotely from home. Delivering a mix of IBM i. AIX, zOS, Linux and Microsoft platforms
In fact, Blue Chip is one of the only managed service providers with skills in IBM Power infrastructure and operating systems to own its data centres. Those who rent a data centre as opposed to owning it can’t be 100% in control.
Ultimately, the control lies with the landlord.
So why is ownership so important? Essentially, managed service providers who don’t own their data centres have to rely on the people that do own

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