High availability

Keep your business running around the clock

Today’s businesses demand 24x365 availability of information in order to make smart decisions, push innovation, take advantage of opportunities, and stay one step ahead of the competition. There’s no tolerance for downtime. To meet these demands, IT systems that support the business must be online and accessible, providing near-continuous availability of information through both planned and unplanned events. However, companies also need to consider cost constraints and carefully determine the right level of resilience for different parts of the business, striking a balance between investment and risk.

IBM can help you understand how to achieve that balance with our portfolio of resiliency consulting services. We take an end-to-end, holistic approach to high availability focused on the three key elements of any IT environment: technology, processes, and organization.

Determine how vulnerable your critical business assets are and calculate the cost to protect them

Decide the right level of resilience required for each business asset

Find the right balance to ensure high availability while keeping costs in check

Move closer to continuous operations

High availability is a key component of your organization’s resilience strategy. In order to achieve it, you need to have the right plans and processes in place to ensure your IT systems stay up and running. Our high availability services offer:

  • Reduced risk

    Understand, manage, and address potential threats to business continuity, ranging from natural disasters to facility disruptions to technology equipment failure

  • Improved operational availability

    Gain near-continuous application, data, and system availability across geographically dispersed sites

  • Better recovery

    Maintain data consistency by mirroring critical data between primary and recovery sites

  • Expert advice

    Work with experienced consultants who offer best practices and recommendations to help improve your resilience strategy

  • Cost containment

    Invest strategically in protecting those critical IT assets that need it most

  • Industry know-how

    Leverage IBM’s dedicated tools, techniques, and pre-defined structure that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

What we offer

Among IBM’s offerings that deliver high availability are:

Implementation services for GDPS

Improve availability and reduce risk by implementing Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex

GDPS active/active continuous availability

Protect your business from outages with near-continuous IT availability

Implementation services for GDPS/global mirror

Implement a two-site, automated disaster recovery and backup solution at virtually any distance

Availability management

Ensure resilience and continuous availability across your organization with a well-thought-out plan structured to support future growth

Resilience program management

Assess, design, and implement a robust, integrated resilience program

Business continuity assessment

Improve business continuity by identifying and mitigating your availability risks

It all starts with a conversation

Working in partnership with IBM begins with a conversation about how your business needs can be served by our capabilities. Don’t hesitate to contact an IBM representative today to explore the possibilities.

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