Data availability and business continuity offer a vital competitive edge that is crucial to the success of your organization. Organizations must adopt proven business continuity and recovery management strategies, in addition to storage technologies, to successfully address operational risk, availability, and security challenges.
One way to address these challenges is to plan and implement a resilient IT architecture, which is a necessity in today’s business climate. This architecture gives organizations the ability to respond and adapt to many external and internal demands, disruptions, disturbances, and threats. More importantly, with this type of architecture, organizations can continue business operations without any significant impact.
This IBM Redguide™ publication explains the challenges and benefits of a resilient IT architecture for your business environment. This guide lays out how the Brocade offerings that are integrated with the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 provide a comprehensive, highly resilient solution for IBM System z® environments. It describes how the Brocade solution helps zEnterprise customers build a highly resilient network to support their TS7700 Grid solution. This guide also describes the various Brocade and TS700 hardware components and the Brocade management software that make up the solution. The guide includes a case study of a deployment of the end-to-end solution.
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Challenges in designing a resilient IT architecture
Business value of an IBM and Brocade integrated TS7700 Grid
The Brocade and TS7700 Grid integrated solution