Clone and Rename for IMS (ICR) provides improved data access by simplifying and automating the process of cloning entire IMS subsystems or databases quickly and easily. ICR - and its Rapid Database Refresh for IMS (RDR) feature – are storage-aware solutions that use storage processor fast-replication facilities to clone IMS systems and refresh databases quickly and effectively. ICR and RDR simplify, automate, and speed up IMS system cloning and database refresh operations, while at the same time using fewer CPU, I/O, and storage resources than traditional methods by offloading the copy process to the storage processor.
ICR clones IMS systems without your having to shut down IMS, which maintains high availability of production data by suspending log updates for the milliseconds it takes to copy the IMS volumes with fast replication.
IMS system clones are often used to create test, QA or read-only production (for reporting or to run pointer checker utilities from the clone) or to upgrade to new releases of IMS. Instead of waiting for hours, you can have a clone in mere minutes at a lower cost without affecting production.
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.