Cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery for IBM i
Your IBM i system is the foundation of your business, and you need 24/7 availability. Any downtime can lead to business disruptions, lost revenue and unhappy customers. Rocket iCluster high-availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) solutions help ensure uninterrupted operation for your IBM i applications, providing continuous access by monitoring, identifying and self-correcting replication problems.
Rocket iCluster reduces downtime related to unexpected IBM i system interruptions, with real-time, fault-tolerant, object-level replication. In the event of an outage, you can bring a “warm” mirror of a clustered IBM i system into service within minutes.
iCluster ensures a high-availability environment by giving business applications concurrent access to both master and replicated data. This set-up allows you to offload critical business tasks such as running reports and queries as well as ETL, EDI, and web tasks from your secondary system without affecting primary system performance.
The administrative capabilities in iCluster help staff easily configure and perform operations such as starting, ending and switching replication groups, saving time and removing some of the risk associated with manual processes.
Rocket iCluster helps you address unexpected events by continuously replicating a recovery point to a warm standby server, which can be deployed within minutes should the need arise. iCluster mirrors changes, additions, or deletions automatically in near real-time to the replicated system—with no need for manual intervention. It ensures the highest fidelity from production to secondary instances, with always-on sync-check and byte-by-byte verification to confirm accuracy. iCluster also analyzes IBM i journal data and displays replication status in terms that are clear and easy to understand—your team can say goodbye to tedious manual reporting and monitoring processes.
Whether they’re located in the same data center or thousands of miles away, iCluster helps reduce the risk of a system outage or a regional disruption of services. Automated monitoring and alert services allow IT professionals to focus on strategic initiatives instead of constantly monitoring for replication health interruptions. High-speed operational switching ensures that outages are minimized and business resumption can be established well within your set Recovery Time Objectives.
Rocket iCluster is a cost-effective way to ensure business continuity and high availability of your critical applications and data. It’s easy to buy, easy to configure, and easy to use. You get everything you need for your IBM i environment, with a single installer and no modules or add-ons.
iCluster is licensed on a per-server basis, rather than a per-LPAR or CPW rating basis that’s common with other solutions (which can cost as much as 5x more). There are no added charges for transfers to new hardware within the same processor group, and you never have to worry about license audits or predatory upgrade pricing.
An intuitive user interface simplifies monitoring and troubleshooting, making it easy for any member of your IT team to run and operate iCluster with confidence. You can designate any server as the master (or metadata owner) for easy, fast configuration with updates to all other servers performed automatically. Instead of having to set up a special administration server on another platform or perform multiple configurations on multiple servers for switchover, the distribution and fidelity of the configuration is maintained within iCluster.
The automatic configuration command, together with iCluster’s ability to configure once on the source and then push it out to the backup system, means your business is up and running much faster, with improved availability.
With superior high-speed replication capabilities, iCluster automatically scales to handle the size of your business and its transactional volumes. High-speed replication and compression minimizes the bandwidth and time required for re-synchronizations after lengthy outages or switchovers.
Transferring, mirroring, or replicating from production servers to backups needs to happen in near real-time. However, what good is speed if the replication is inaccurate? iCluster ensures that everything is logically synchronized byte-by-byte between your source and target, giving you unsurpassed accuracy.