Getting to Grips with HA for IBM i

high availability for IBM i

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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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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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 Calculate RTO and RPO

RTO and RPO

If you are creating or updating your disaster recovery plan, knowing your RTO and RPO is fundamental. The first step in DR planning is to establish what you need to protect and to set priorities. All data is not created equal and it is highly probable that there is no good reason to replicate and store …

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MIMIX 8.1 New Features Video Tour

MIMIX 8.1 New Features

Get to Grips with the New and Improved Features of MIMIX 8.1 Sit back and take a look at this 10 minute video tour and find out how MIMIX 8.1 delivers even-easier management, stronger confidence in your HA/DR readiness, and increased replication performance. The New Features in MIMIX 8.1 A new automated virtual switch procedure allows …

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MIMIX 8.1 Available Now

MIMIX-8.1

MIMIX 8.1 – More Confident HA/DR With the release of MIMIX 8.1 much of the labour intensity has been removed for IBM i. MIMIX 8.1 delivers a number of enhancements across the whole MIMIX suite, including IBM i disaster recovery, high availability and migration solutions. MIMIX has moved a step closer to becoming a  “set …

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The Real Cost of Downtime

Assessing the cost of downtime

What is involved in calculating the cost of downtime? When it comes to calculating the cost of downtime, the answer may not be as obvious as you think. Unexpected IT outages can unleash a procession of consequences that are both direct and indirect, tangible and intangible, short term and long term, immediate and far reaching. …

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