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Join our free Webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 11 am (ET) featuring HelpsystemsDuring this live presentation, the PowerHA product experts at HelpSystems bring you up to speed on the latest and greatest in PowerHA, including automated management of the administrative domain as well as new monitoring dashboards. Register today!

Developed in partnership by IBM and HelpSystems, PowerHA is a hardware-based replication solution for high availability and disaster recovery on IBM i. With seamless integration between storage replication technologies and IBM i, users spend just minutes a week monitoring and managing PowerHA while also performing regular switchovers or role swaps with confidence.

The PowerHA development team has been busy talking with business partners and current customers to define the new features and functionality that make it even easier for you to know that your data is protected.



  • How the latest PowerHA enhancements improve efficiency and make managing your HA solution easier than ever
  • Top benefits of using PowerHA for HA/DR on IBM i
  • What you can see with the new PowerHA dashboard
  • When does it make sense to combine PowerHA and Robot HA



Tamara Vandersluis, Vice President Innovation | R2i

Tamara gained internationally recognized expertise in performance analysis and capacity optimization and planning with IBM Power systems, where she oversaw all major Power systems projects in Canada. An expert in project management involving PowerHA technology, Tamara has spoken at COMMON and TUG conferences, and was named “best of the best” at the IBM Power training camp in 2016.

Tamara regularly reviews clients’ systems to track problems before they arise and to ensure that the resources they invest in their systems best meet their needs and can adapt to the growth of their Business.

Tamara holds numerous certificates from major IT infrastructure manufacturers and is an accredited senior IT specialist in IBM. She graduated from Queens University with distinction in 1985 with a Bachelor of Commerce.


Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland is the technical product manager for PowerHA and Robot HA at HelpSystems.

Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and user 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.


Tom Huntington

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems and has been named an IBM Champion for the last five years.

He oversees business alliances and large customer relationships and ensures that HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.



About HelpSystems

HelpSystems is a leading provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions. Our software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, we have offices worldwide and more than 8,700 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our mission is to be an expert provider of data center software that solves real business problems. We take pride in offering the best service in the industry. Our calls are answered the old fashioned way—by a live person. We do not use interactive voice response. And our support teams provide award-winning, knowledgeable, and friendly service.


About R2i

Established in 2014, R2i is an IT firm that specializes in data centre infrastructure, artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructures that are ISO 27001 and 27018 certified as well as a wide range of high-level managed services.

In less than two years, R2i became one of the most important IBM partners in Canada in server and storage solutions by achieving the highest levels of excellence recognized around the world : the IBM Platinum level. Our goal is to support every company involved in the development and innovation of artificial intelligence by offering tailored and technologically advanced solutions.

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