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Business Continuity

Large Canadian Bank Dramatically Improves its Availability with Shadowbase Solutions

A Large Canadian Bank Dramatically Improves its Availability with HPE Shadowbase Solutions

A large Canadian bank took a major step towards providing improved service to its customers by modernizing its active/backup data center architecture and reengineering it into an active/active network. The HPE Shadowbase product suite was selected to provide the data replication...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Master/Subordinate Peers Cell Phone Application

Active/Active Systems for Master/Subordinate Peers Cell Phone Application

A major U.S. telecommunication service provider needed to offer the HPE OpenCall INS cell phone application with considerable extensions to its customers. One of its customers had nine total nodes in its architecture; and the system had to survive the loss of one or more...

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Bank Chooses HPE Shadowbase Solutions for BASE24™ Business Continuity

A regional bank serving a major resort island took a very stale, aged BASE24 system and upgraded both the hardware platform and BASE24 software with no outages except for a brief time during the final cutover. The bank also replaced a costly data replication product with HPE...

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Bank Finds that Active/Active is Better than the End of the Rainbow

This island bank is located on the Pacific Rim Ring of Fire and lost its data center for several hours during an earthquake. The bank initiated its disaster recovery plan, but could not bring its backup systems into operation and suffered a failover fault. The most critical outages were...

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Cartu Bank Ensures Continuous Availability of Payment Services for Georgian Businesses

Cartu Bank understands the need for continuous availability with more than 60% of all e-commerce transactions in the Eastern European country of Georgia going through its payment switch. Read this HPE case study to learn how HPE NonStop servers with HPE Shadowbase software run...

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Cellular Provider Achieves Continuous Availability for Prepaid Calls

By implementing the critical Prepaid Front End (PPFE) as an active/active system, one of the largest cellular telephone service providers in South Africa ensured continuous availability of subscriber account recharging, calling time transfer, and calling time query services to its subscribers. It...

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Disaster Recovery for Brokerage Firm’s Sizzling-Hot-Takeover (SZT)

A brokerage firm located in the Midwestern U.S. needed to implement data replication to provide a redundant active/backup HPE NonStop system for a sizzling-hot-takeover (SZT) in the event of a primary node failure. HPE Shadowbase Solution: Active/Almost Active Backup...

Disaster Recovery for Credit Card Management Application

Disaster Recovery for Credit Card Management Application

The largest processor of credit card transactions in the U.S. had to provide both ATM and POS services to a variety of financial and commercial firms. One of these services, the card management application (CMA), needed to implement a disaster recovery system to provide business continuity services in case of a disaster...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Cell Phone Messaging Delivery

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Cell Phone Messaging Delivery

A European telecommunication service provider was required to use its Short Message Service (SMS) and Unified Messaging Service (UMS) to deliver short text messages to cell phone customers, and to also notify them of their voicemail or email messages. The application...

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Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Financial Firm’s Message Switching

A major financial firm operated the largest message switch in the U.S., with hundreds of thousands of attached devices. It needed to comprise multiple HPE NonStop Server nodes in an active/active configuration. These nodes were distributed around the U.S. for...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Regional Bank Service Bureau

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Regional Bank Service Bureau

A large U.S. bank implemented a service bureau in order for its regional banks to process securities and financial information. The service bureau required an active/active architecture that would provide load-balancing and high availability. Due to electrical outages during...

Large International Tour Operator Uses HP NonStop to Optimize Look-to-Book Processing

Large International Tour Operator Uses HPE NonStop to Optimize Look-to-Book Processing

This case study is an excellent example of HPE’s move to a converged infrastructure. It demonstrates how one customer took advantage of facilities available to the HPE community to integrate diverse systems into a common application while leveraging the inherent strengths of...

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Major Bank Uses Active/Active to Avoid Hurricanes

A major United States bank serves much of the Eastern and Midwestern sections of the country, providing credit and debit card processing for its merchant customers. It uses HPE NonStop servers in a two-node active/active configuration with geographical separation, ensuring that no system failure or environmental or manmade disaster will take down...

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One Bank’s March Towards Active/Active

This island bank is located on the Pacific Rim Ring of Fire and lost its data center for several hours during an earthquake. The bank initiated its disaster recovery plan, but could not bring its backup systems into operation and suffered a failover fault. The most critical outages were its online banking services and its ATM/POS network, which were further...

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Payment Authorization — A Journey to Continuous Availability

A merchant services company carefully expanded its use of Shadowbase data replication over the years. The company initially used data replication to provide a uni-directional active/passive data recovery capability for its CMA. After feeling comfortable with this use of data...

Telecom Italia’s Continuously Available Mobile Services

Telecom Italia is the leading provider of mobile phone services in Italy. Because of the critical nature of the mobile voice, text and data services it provides, Telecom Italia utilizes a pair of HPE NonStop servers located in different geographical areas and running in an active/active configuration. In this way, both servers can be used concurrently...

Vodacom’s One Year Recovery

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd is one of the largest cellular telephone service providers in Africa, currently supplying voice and messaging services to over 55 million customers. Prepaid calling cards are a major Vodacom service, which if unavailable, would cause much of Africa’s cellular traffic to come to a halt as subscribers exhaust their cellular minutes...