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IBM GDPS active/active continuous availability enhanced with Active-Query configuration

IBM United States Services Announcement 613-033
October 22, 2013


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GDPS® is IBM's premier near-continuous availability and disaster recovery solution. It is designed to provide an automated, cross-platform disaster recovery solution at virtually any distance between a primary site and a recovery site. Through the GDPS offerings, IBM® helps provide a comprehensive end-to-end automated, scalable, and flexible business continuity and disaster recovery solution.

IBM GDPS active/active continuous availability has been enhanced and updated to include a new configuration called Active-Query. In addition to all of the function that the previously announced Active-Standby configuration provides, you will now be able to use the IT capacity in your secondary sites for query (read only) transactions, thus exploiting a new workload balancing capability.



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IBM GDPS active/active continuous availability is designed to provide a comprehensive continuous availability and business continuity solution to support two data center sites separated by unlimited distance to help you achieve recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) goals. Today IBM is announcing support for the Active-Query configuration. In addition to all of the function that the previously announced Active-Standby configuration provides, you will now be able to use the IT capacity in your secondary sites for query (read only) transactions, thus exploiting a new workload balancing capability.

This solution provides control code and project management throughout the implementation cycle, and also includes:



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October 31, 2013



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The Active/Active Sites concept is two data center sites, separated by unlimited distances, running the same applications and having the same data to provide cross-site workload balancing and continuous availability / disaster recovery. This is a fundamental paradigm shift from a failover model to a continuous availability model. This concept combines the best attributes of the existing suite of GDPS offerings and expands it to allow you to achieve unlimited distances between your data center sites AND achieve the recovery time objectives of 1 minute or less previously available only in a metro area solution. With the new Active-Query configuration, you will be able to use the capacity in the secondary site, thus taking advantage of an additional workload balancing capability.

IBM is also introducing some new functions that will allow synergy between GDPS Active-Active and some of the classic GDPS solutions:

Several other IBM announcements support the new Active-Query configuration:

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For pricing information, contact your IBM representative.

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