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Tag: Business Continuity

Business Continuity

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Load/Copy/Validate OSS (Open System Services) Regular Files with SOLVUTIL

A large and growing U.S. gas and convenience chain has over 3,500 stores, and is rapidly expanding. It uses Verifone (formerly AJB) point of sale and loyalty rewards applications on HPE NonStop systems using SQL/MX. Most of the application runs in the OSS space...

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 (telco) provider offers provisioning and cellular infrastructure services to client companies, which provide their services through various applications to cell phone users...

Continuous Application Availability for Merchant Services

A major bank provides credit and debit card processing for its merchant customers. Problem: The bank needed to ensure its merchant services were highly reliable, continuously available, and able to survive any system or...

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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...

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Connection Cover Story: Shadowbase Software Synchronous Replication

The Connection, by Jonathan Ziegler
Gravic’s Senior Manager of Product Development for the Shadowbase Products Group discusses Shadowbase software synchronous data replication for zero data loss...

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Brokerage Firm Upgrades from Disaster Recovery to Automatic Failover and Recovery with Sizzling-Hot-Takeover (SZT)

A brokerage firm located in the Midwestern U.S. provides trading services and trading suggestions to customers through its brokers. It operates a home-grown application running on a redundant pair of HPE NonStop Servers...

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Protecting Your Vital Applications

The Connection, by Mark Pollans, HPE Sr. Worldwide Product Manager
This article is based on the excellent and informative presentation that Mr. Pollans gave at the 2017 Connect Technical Boot Camp on how to design and build...

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HPE Shadowbase Data Protection Technical Brief

Data is one of a company’s most valuable assets, and cyber thieves want it. Whenever data is moved between systems, a window of opportunity for data theft opens, which opportunistic hackers will be quick to exploit. But whether it is data at rest, or data in motion, the window of opportunity...

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Bank Chooses Sizzling-Hot-Takeover Data Replication for its BASE24 Business Continuity Solution

The Connection, by William G. Holenstein and Keith B. Evans
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...

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Shadowbase Synchronous Replication — Product Overview

Shadowbase synchronous replication (Shadowbase Zero Data Loss, or Shadowbase ZDL) resolves two key issues of asynchronous replication: data loss on source system failure and data collisions when running an active/active environment. By eliminating data loss...

Real-Time Fraud Detection and Resolution for Financial Switch

One of the largest U.S. processors of credit card transactions provides transaction authorization and settlement services for thousands of attached devices using a home-grown application on a pair of HPE NonStop systems. The processor recently upgraded its servers and implemented...

Continuous Application Availability for Cellular Network

A European cellular provider offers short message services (SMS) and unified message services (UMS) to deliver short text messages to cell phone customers, and to notify them of their voicemail or email messages...

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The Better Backup Method

The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein, Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, and Dr. Bill Highleyman
This article discusses strategies for improving database recovery times after catastrophic failure for companies that use the “tried-and-true” backup and restore...

HPE Shadowbase Support for BASE24™ Solution Brief

Gravic, a world leader in providing business continuity software enabling high and continuous availability for IT systems, and an inventor of bi-directional data replication, provides BASE24 classic and BASE24-eps support in its patented HPE Shadowbase product line. All of the...

Achieving Century Uptimes with Shadowbase Active/Active Technology

Achieving Century Uptimes with HPE Shadowbase Active/Active Technology

An HPE Shadowbase active/active system architecture provides disaster tolerance by maintaining a network of independent processing nodes, each having access to a common replicated database. This architecture eliminates the uncertainty and cost that exists with an active/backup...

Using Shadowbase to Eliminate Planned Downtime via Zero Downtime Migrations

HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) Solution Brief

Continuous availability of online service necessitates the minimization or elimination of planned downtime, such as for an operating system or hardware upgrade, or for installing a new application version. This requirement...

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...

Choosing a Business Continuity Solution to Match Your Business Availability Requirements

Business continuity encompasses those activities that an enterprise performs to maintain consistency and recoverability of its operations and services. The availability of application services provided by an enterprise’s IT infrastructure is only one of many facets of...

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What is Your Business Continuity Plan for the Inevitable?

Extended outages happen, and when they do, the cost to your business can be severe. You are at risk if you: have no business continuity plans, are using tape or virtual tape backup for disaster recovery, or have an active/passive disaster recovery plan, which may encounter failover faults...

HP (HPE) Pathway Domains and Data Replication — Perfect Together!

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
It takes two to tango! It is of no use having data available on alternate/takeover systems if the applications...

Shadowbase Business Continuity

The award-winning Gravic Shadowbase Business Continuity solutions achieve high and continuous availability to prevent prolonged periods of downtime and data loss, which can be extremely costly to a business.

Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration

Shadowbase ZDM solutions help IT teams perform a host of critical application and datacenter operations such as system upgrades, platform refreshes, application updates, new database versions, and even the replacement of an existing replication engine without the end users ever noticing.

Hardware vs Software Data Replication for Business Continuity (Disk/Cache Flushing vs. Transactional Replication Engines)

Business continuity encompasses activities that an enterprise performs to maintain timeliness, consistency, and availability of its data, operations, and services. Application availability depends upon the ability of IT services to survive any fault, whether it is a server failure, a network...

HPE Shadowbase Solutions and Pathway Domains—Perfect Together!

It takes two to tango! It is of no use having data available on alternate/takeover systems if the applications required to provide the business services are not also available when needed. HPE Shadowbase data replication solutions provide all the capabilities necessary to keep...

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HPE Shadowbase Mission-Critical Use Case Solutions and Product News

Audience: All Speaker: Paden R. Holenstein, Marketing Specialist Abstract: Learn how HPE Shadowbase software solves various enterprise use case problems: Business Continuity Data Integration and Synchronization Application...

HPE Shadowbase Total Replication Solutions for HPE NonStop

For over 40 years, Gravic has lead the industry with HPE Shadowbase Total Replication Solutions for HPE NonStop, providing data replication and data integration solutions for this mission-critical community. The HPE Shadowbase product suite provides the means to meet today’s...

Hardware vs Software Data Replication for Business Continuity (Disk/Cache Flushing vs Transactional Replication Engines)

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Business continuity encompasses activities that an enterprise performs to maintain timeliness...

Vodacom’s One Year Recovery

The Connection, by Brett Dismore and Paul J. Holenstein
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...

HPE Shadowbase Solutions and HPE Pathway Domains Solution Brief

HPE NonStop Pathway is an application framework that is a mainstay of today's mission-critical OLTP systems It supports a requester (client) server model, and delivers application scalability by distributing requester workloads across dynamic pools of application server processes...

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...

Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
Disaster recovery is not business continuity, and business continuity technologies are not all equal – some...

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Stock Exchange and Clearinghouse Gain Operational and Availability Benefits with HPE Shadowbase Solutions

A South American stock exchange that used a trading system built with HPE NonStop Servers faced high data entry error rates, and the resulting manual reconciliation process required to correct these errors prevented it from complying...

HP (HPE) NonStop Business Continuity Product Suite: An Introduction

The Connection, by Ajaya Gummadi
Only HPE Integrity NonStop Servers are designed, from the ground up, for continuous application availability – from their native fault-tolerant system architecture, to a...

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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 running through its payment switch. HPE NonStop Servers with HPE Shadowbase software...

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Why an Active/Passive Business Continuity Solution is Not Good Enough

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
The costs of prolonged downtime of critical business IT systems are significant (potentially to the point of closing the company). These potential costs are compounded by...

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One Bank’s March Towards Active/Active

The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
A major bank, located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, suffered a devastating earthquake causing it to lose much of its data. After the disaster, the bank decided to switch to active/active data replication to prevent this kind of problem in the future. This article discusses in detail the steps the bank...

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Stock Exchange and Clearinghouse Accelerate Operations and Improve Availability with Data Replication

The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
A South American stock exchange using a trading system built with HPE NonStop Servers faced high data...

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HPE Shadowbase Business Continuity Solution Brief

Businesses with continuous access to real-time online transactional data have a competitive advantage. HPE Shadowbase data replication solutions support low-latency, uni-directional (one-way), and bi-directional...

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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 datacenter 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...

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Dramatically Reduce Outage Costs with Advanced Business Continuity Solutions

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Whether it be fire, power failure, software error, malfeasance, or some other cause, events occur which can lead to unplanned outages of IT services. If your...

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 datacenter architecture and reengineering it into an active/active network...

Make Your Business ‘Nonstop’

As the CEO or CIO of your enterprise, you are responsible for delivering continuous business services as well as maintaining audit compliance. The speed of today’s processing systems has moved classical data integration into the realm of real time...

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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 datacenter 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...

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Payment Authorization — A Journey to Continuous Availability

A merchant services company carefully expanded its use of HPE Shadowbase data replication over the years, from a uni-directional active/passive data recovery capability for its CMA to a continuous availability for its multi-node switch...

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...

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Cellular Provider Achieves Continuous Availability for Prepaid Calls

By implementing the critical 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...

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Tape Backup for Disaster Recovery? Really?

The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
Tape or virtual tape backup/restore for periodic backups is prudent (after all, it is easy to sometimes purge the ‘wrong’ file). However, when used for disaster recovery, in the...

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Major Bank Uses Active/Active to Avoid Hurricanes

A major U.S. bank serves much of the Eastern and Midwestern sections of the country, providing credit and debit card processing for its merchant customers. The bank uses HPE NonStop Servers in a two-node active/active configuration...

Credit Card Application Availability to Survive Disasters

The largest U.S. processor of credit card transactions provides ATM and point-of-sale (POS) card management services for a variety of financial and commercial firms on HPE NonStop systems. The original configuration was vulnerable to failure and...

Sizzling-Hot-Takeover (SZT) Availability for Island Bank

An island bank runs BASE24™ for 24x7 point-of-sale (POS) and ATM services on HPE NonStop Servers. The bank relied upon an untested active/passive business continuity solution for Disaster Recovery. The bank needed to...

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HPE Shadowbase Compare Solution Brief

HPE Shadowbase Compare is a suite of utility products that compares two HPE NonStop databases (Enscribe and/or SQL), and reports all found discrepancies between them. Discrepancies may occur, for example, if a disaster corrupts one of the databases, or the user accidentally...