Getting to Grips with HA for IBM i

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When it comes to high availability (HA) for IBM I, there are lots of options. There’s logical replication software like MIMIX, or a hardware-based solution like PowerHA? You could deploy to the cloud, or stay on premise? You may want to use remote journaling? Before going any further, we should probably define High availability (HA). …

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IBM i High Availability – 8 Common Use Cases

IBM i High Availability – 8 Common Use Cases

IBMi High Availability (HA) solutions are most often used to ensure that data is accessible in the event of failures and outages. Shrewd companies implement HA software in preparation for disaster scenarios, hoping that they never need to use it. However, they also realise that an HA solution can help avoid downtime and provide business …

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Compliance Vs Security

Compliance Vs Security

Compliance is a thorn in the side of any business. Ticking the boxes of regulatory standards and best practice security guidelines like NIST or ISO 27001 is one thing but companies who leave it at that often leave vulnerabilities in their systems as well. It is true that regulations can help with security risk management, …

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Four Practical Use Cases for Database Replication Software

Four Practical Use Cases for Database Replication Software

Database replication software, as its name suggests, copies digital information from one database to another.By making additional copies up your data, your organisation can greatly improve its chances of survival in the face of unexpected disaster and have access to business-critical data where and when it’s needed. Outlined below are real-world use cases for database …

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Disaster Recovery Vs Business Continuity

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It is quite common to use business continuity and disaster recovery as interchangeable terms. They aren’t, however, the same thing so it’s useful to have a clear understanding of what the important differences are so that you can carry out effective planning. What’s the difference? Business continuity means a strategy that lets a business continue …

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Assure MIMIX for Db2 Mirror

Assure MIMIX for Db2 Mirror

In April, IBM announced the 7.4 release of the IBM i operating system. Among the many advances in the operating system is the new Db2 Mirror feature. This slick new feature synchronously replicates data in an active-active mode between Db2 nodes in the same data centre. It ensures continuous Db2 data availability by preventing downtime …

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How To Test Your Business Continuity Plan

How to Test Your Business Continuity Plan

It is important for your organisation to have a business continuity plan so that in the event of a disaster that causes a serious business interruption, such as a fire, flood or building issue, you’ll be able to minimise losses, down time and the impact on the future of your business. Once you have developed …

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The Long Term Affects of Down-Time

Long term affects of down-time

Whilst your company may have a good idea of the immediate costs of downtime you may not realise the lasting consequences and costs it may have. Time-Dependent Costs The cost-per-hour of downtime does not only depend on the type of downtime (such as planned maintenance work or a natural disaster), but also on the time …

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GDPR and Disaster Recovery

GDPR and Disaster Recovery

You plan for it and you implement resilient systems to prevent it, but at the end of the day disasters will still occur and they happen when you least expect them. Whether it’s a natural disaster that knocks out data centre or a cyber-attack that impacts critical systems, there’s no shortage of damage that can happen …

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