Published on 11 May 2023
IBM Form #: REDP-5694-00
Authors: Dino Quintero, Tim Simon, Felipe Bessa, Shawn Bodily, Carlos Jorge Cabanas Aguero, Vera Cruz, Sachin P. Deshmukh, Dishant Doriwala, Alexander Ducut, Karim El Barkouky, Ash Giddings, Santhosh S Joshi, Youssef Largou, Jean-Manuel Lenez, Juan Prada Diez, Vivek Shukla, Kulwinder Singh, Antony Steel and Yadong Yang
This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an overview of the business continuity solutions for applications running on IBM Power. IBM Power servers are designed for availability, reducing single points of failure (SPOFs), and providing redundant hardware components to minimize hardware failures that interrupt critical business functions. However, a highly available (HA) platform is not a guarantee of 100% availability, so IBM also developed software and strategies to help you to continue to run your business in the rare event of hardware, software, or site failures that impact your production environment.
This publication provides an overview of the high availability and disaster recovery (HADR) solutions that you can use to keep your business running with minimal interruption if an outage occurs. It describes the features that were introduced with the latest version of those products.
This paper is written for users, even those without strong technical skills, who are looking for HADR solutions for their applications running in an IBM Power environment and want to understand the current IBM offerings.
Chapter 1. Introducing high availability and disaster recovery
Chapter 2. IBM HADR solutions for IBM Power Systems
Chapter 3. IBM VM Recovery Manager High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 4. IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition and PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition for AIX
Chapter 5. IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i