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IBM GDPS Active/Active Overview and Planning

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 07 April 2015, updated 15 December 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440620
ISBN-13: 9780738440620
IBM Form #: SG24-8241-00

Authors: Lydia Parziale, Juliet Candee, Jiong Fan, Paulo Shimizu, Sidney Varoni Jr and Shu Xie

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    IBM® Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®) is a collection of several offerings, each addressing a different set of IT resiliency goals. It can be tailored to meet the recovery point objective (RPO), which is how much data can you are willing to lose or recreate, and the recovery time objective (RTO), which identifies how long can you afford to be without your systems for your business from the initial outage to having your critical business processes available to users.

    Each offering uses a combination of server and storage hardware or software-based replication, and automation and clustering software technologies.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM GDPS active/active (GDPS/AA) offering and the role it plays in delivering a business IT resilience solution.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Architectural overview

    Chapter 3. GDPS and data replication

    Chapter 4. Workload distribution and balancing

    Chapter 5. Controlling and monitoring

    Chapter 6. Planning considerations

    Chapter 7. Other Considerations

    Appendix A. IBM Global Technology Services and GDPS service offering


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