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Continuous Availability

 

The Availability Digest - the free monthly digest of information on continuous and high availability

Case studies, horror stories, best practices, availability issues, recommended reading, product reviews,

and some geek mathematical stuff

 
OpenVMS Split-Site Clusters from HP provide active/active protection with synchronous replication over 500 miles.
HP's Home Location Register (HLR) uses NonStop systems in an active/active configuration for continuous availability.
HP's Reliable Transaction Router (RTR) uses two-phase commit for transactional messaging across distributed systems.

Harness the power of up to 32 powerful IBM z/OS systems behaving like a single system with IBM's Parallel Sysplex.

GRIDSCALE - a geographically-virtualized database from xkoto. All database copies are accessible and fully utilized.
 

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Active/Active Systems

 

 

 

Gravic Shadowbase® active/active data replication drives your RPO (data loss) and RTO (recovery time) towards zero.

HP's Home Location Register (HLR) uses NonStop systems in an active/active configuration for continuous availability.
OpenVMS Split-Site Clusters from HP provide active/active protection with synchronous replication over 500 miles.

Harness the power of up to 32 powerful IBM z/OS systems behaving like a single system with IBM's Parallel Sysplex.

HP's Reliable Transaction Router (RTR) uses two-phase commit for transactional messaging across distributed systems.

 

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Fault-Tolerant Systems
   
HP Integrity NonStop servers provide enterprises with continuous operation in the presence of any system fault.

Stratus ftServer systems: mainframe-class server uptime for Windows, Linux and VMWare

IBM solidDB provides an extremely fast, memory-resident SQL database with no single point of failure.

NonStop RDF from HP, the heart of your DR solution, high performance guaranteed data replication for all NS databases

NonStop AutoSYNC HP’s proven solution for application environment synchronization for DR, system migrations and backups

NonStop SDR from HP replicates NS SQL DDL operations using RDF, guaranteeing backup & primary DBs are logically identical.

NonStop AutoTMF from HP automatically adds TMF transaction protection without reprogramming,  improving DR & performance.

The eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (High Availability edition) is a proven, fault-tolerant in-memory embedded DBMS.
Shore Microsystems’ Link Protectors provide 100-microsecond recovery around failed links for network-attached devices.
Raima Database Manager (RDM) provides asynchronous and synchronous replication between local and remote embedded SQL databases.
 

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NonStop Systems

 

 

- the largest Tandem HP NonStop remarketer in the United States.

Marshall Resources provides used Tandem hardware sales, leasing, and rental of certified used Tandem hardware.
All used Tandem HP NonStop hardware that we sell is guaranteed to be certifiable for Tandem maintenance.
 

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High Availability

 

The Availability Digest - the free monthly digest of information on continuous and high availability

Case studies, horror stories, best practices, availability issues, recommended reading, product reviews,

and some geek mathematical stuff

 
Stratus Avance high availability software: near fault-tolerant uptime with standard x86 servers
Marathon's everRun high availability software eliminates outages in Windows Server environments.
The eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (High Availability edition) is a proven, fault-tolerant in-memory embedded DBMS.
Shore Microsystems’ Link Protectors provide 100-microsecond recovery around failed links for network-attached devices.
 

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Clusters
   

HP Serviceguard clusters provide high availability for HP-UX by rapidly reconfiguring services after a failure.

Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) provides high availability and scalability for  Windows Server 2003 applications.

OpenVMS Split-Site Clusters from HP provide active/active protection with synchronous replication over 500 miles.

Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSCF) provides high availability, scalability for  Windows Server 2008 applications.

MySQL Clusters provide an open-source “shared-nothing” distributed architecture to assure 99.999% data availability.

   

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Business Continuity
   

Gravic Shadowbase® software supports active/passive and active/active architectures and Sizzling-Hot Standbys.

HP business recovery and continuity services - strategies, services and technologies to reduce exposure to downtime

HP NonStop business recovery and continuity software helps prevent data loss and ensures service following a disaster.

NonStop RDF from HP, the heart of your DR solution, high performance guaranteed data replication for all NS databases

NonStop AutoSYNC HP’s proven solution for application environment synchronization for DR, system migrations and backups

NonStop SDR from HP replicates NS SQL DDL operations using RDF guaranteeing backup & primary DBs are logically identical.

NonStop AutoTMF from HP automatically adds TMF transaction protection without reprogramming, improving DR & performance.

Command Stream Replicator from TANDsoft replicates NS SQL/MP, SQL/MX, and Enscribe DDL operations to the backup DB.
FileSync from TANDsoft synchronizes Guardian and OSS applications and files to the backup system for DR.
TMF-Audit Toolkit from TANDsoft, with no reprogramming, applications gain access to TMF-Audited files for DR.
 

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Replication Engines
   

FileSync automatically replicates and synchronizes applications and files between NonStop servers.

Supports disaster recovery, system migrations, upgrades, and backups. Easy to use. Great price.

Complements NonStop real-time data replication products (DRNet, Shadowbase, RDF).

 

Gravic Shadowbase® provides event-driven data replication for HP NonStop and Windows/Unix/Linux platforms.

DRNet from Network Technologies provides heterogeneous hot backup and bidirectional active/active solutions.
Goldengate from Oracle - heterogeneous data replication for Master Data Management

NonStop AutoSYNC HP’s proven solution for application environment synchronization for DR, system migrations and backups

Double-Take - unidirectional replication for Windows
Neverfail - unidirectional replication for Windows
Continuent Tungsten - unidirectional replication for MySQL and PostgresSQL

NonStop RDF from HP, the heart of your DR solution, high performance guaranteed data replication for all NS databases

EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) provides remote replication for disaster recovery and business continuity.

NonStop SDR from HP replicates NS SQL DDL operations using RDF, guaranteeing backup & primary DBs are logically identical.

Command Stream Replicator from TANDsoft replicates NS SQL/MP, SQL/MX, and Enscribe DDL operations to the backup DB.
 

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Middleware
   

Multifaceted messaging middleware. Enables integration of diverse applications across the enterprise.

Simple API. Supports multiple messaging models. Fast, light, trouble-free, low-latency environment.

HP NonStop & OpenVMS, IBM z/OS CICS & iSeries, Stratus, Linux, Windows, HP-UX, IBM/AIX, Oracle/Solaris.

 

Gravic Shadowbase® provides data collection, transformation, and application integration solutions.

uLinga from comForte links SNA-based IBM systems with TCP/IP-based NonStop servers.

Escort SQL database gateway from Carr Scott converts HP NS Enscribe files & applications to NS SQL without reprogramming.

NuWave Technologies provides Web Services solutions for NonStop servers.

 

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Networking
   

ProCurve Networking by HP offers a choice of networking solutions with centralized control to the edge of the network.

HP’s Extreme Scale-Out delivers savings for businesses involved in Web 2.0, cloud and high-performance computing.

Switch your business into high gear with borderless networks from Cisco - any media to any device.
Shore Microsystems’ Link Protectors provide 100-microsecond recovery around failed links for network-attached devices.
 

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Security
   

HP NonStop Security & Encryption Solutions from XYPRO. From Access Control, User Authentication,

Authorization and Password Quality to Automated Compliance and Audit Reporting, Integrity Checking

and FIPS Validated Encryption, XYPRO has been exceeding your NonStop security needs since 1983.

   
CSP - security mgt. & audit reporting tools for Guardian, OSS & other UNIX platforms. We offer a complete solution for regulatory compliance.
comForte provides authentication, encryption, compliance, and auditing solutions for NonStop systems.
N3S.provide PAN data leakage monitoring and cleansing solutions on NonStop, competitive prices, evaluation copies available.
 

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System Management
   
PROGNOSIS - the number one choice for monitoring business-critical HP NonStop systems. Peak performance - day and night.

MOMI, from Blackwood Systems, monitors NonStop processes in real time for performance enhancement and trouble shooting.

 

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Application Modernization
   

Our Enscribe-2-SQL Toolkit easily converts Enscribe calls to NonStop SQL/MP and SQL/MX statements.

Supports file-by-file and application-by-application incremental migration and static/dynamic SQL.

No changes to Enscribe applications necessary. Priced right for unlimited conversion flexibility. 

   

NonStop AutoTMF from HP automatically adds TMF transaction protection without reprogramming improving DR & performance.

JPath from comForte extends time-tested legacy applications with a graphical user interface in a modern web browser.

comForte’s CSL (Client Server Link) enables NonStop Pathway servers SOA access from Java or .NET application servers.

OPTA-Trace from TANDsoft, with no program modifications, traces NS Kernel procedure calls.

TMF-Audit Toolkit from TANDsoft, with no reprogramming, applications gain access to TMF-Audited files for DR.

Escort SQL database gateway from Carr Scott converts HP NS Enscribe files & applications to NS SQL without reprogramming.

OPTA-Trace from TANDsoft, with no program modifications, traces NS Kernel procedure calls.
TIC Software provides software products and services to help NonStop customers modernize their applications.
 

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Time Manipulation - Simulation and Synchronization
   

OPTA2000 is a clock and time-zone simulator for NonStop servers.

Supports multiple virtual clocks and time zones on a single server. No app. modifications required.

Existing backup, development and production systems can support worldwide consolidated environments.

 

 

 
Bowden's NSK-NTP enables NonStop systems to be synchronized within 1 msec. of each other or with an external clock.
   

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Virtual Tape
   
HP NonStop Virtual TapeServer (VTS) transparently replaces tape backup with highly-reliable RAID disk arrays.
ETI-Net's BackBox virtual tape system uses data de-duplication to reduce required disk capacity by 20X or more.
   

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Copy/Load Utilities
   
Gravic Shadowbase SOLV®: Shadowbase solution for online loading and verification of replicated databases.

Gravic Shadowbase AutoLoader™: Shadowbase SOLV Online Loading™ (loads tgt while src and tgt are active).

 

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Groups
   

The Continuous Availability Forum on LinkedIn
   

The HP Business Technology Community

A user group for NonStop, OpenVMS, and HP-UX systems

 
NonStop Partner SIG on LinkedIn
Significant Interest Groups (SIGs) for the Connect HP Business Technology Community

Real Time View is now a LinkedIn group. Its community actively discusses topics of interest to all who cherish NonStop.

 

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Analysts
   
The Standish Group specializes in IT risk and cost analysis based on a solid foundation of primary research.
 

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Publications
   

A free monthly digest of topics concerning continuous availability

Case Studies, Horror Stories, Best Practices, Availability Issues, Recommended Reading, Product Reviews,

and some geek mathematical stuff

   

This free newsletter covers what’s new and exciting in the HP NonStop world. 

Tandemworld is the premier network for all Tandem/HP NonStop resources.

See our listing under "Consultants."

   

NonStop news from Connect, the HP Business Technology User Group

A magazine published bimonthly for Connect members.

See our link under "Groups."

   

Gravic Shadowbase® datasheets, whitepapers, articles, case studies, web casts, books, news

Disaster Recovery Journal - the quarterly complimentary magazine focusing on business-continuity issues
Business Continuity Journal is a peer-reviewed journal showcasing the latest in academic business-continuity research.
 

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Education
       

Seminars on Continuous Availability given by Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor, Availability Digest.

One day, three day, or five day seminars presented at your site or online.

Customize your seminar to meet your needs.

   
       
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) provides world-class BCP education and certification.    
Norwich University in Vermont's Green Mountains offers a Master of Science in Business Continuity Management.    
The Business Continuity Institute provides education and certification for Business Continuity Management.    
     

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Technical Writing

 

Dr. Bill Highleyman brings years of implementing mission-critical systems to his role as a technical writer for hire. 

Having published over 300 articles, 4 books, and multiple patents, he is a recognized author in the IT industry.

He specializes in white papers, articles, manuals, specifications, proposals, and patent applications.

 

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Conferences

 

NonStop Advanced Technical Boot Camp, held in California each November.

OpenVMS Boot Camp, held in Massachusetts each spring.

Discover, the premier HP global technology event, held in Las Vegas each summer and in Europe each fall.

The Spring World BC/DR conference held by the Disaster Recovery Journal in Orlando in the spring of each year.
The Fall World BC/DR conference held by the Disaster Recovery Journal in San Diego in the fall of each year.
 

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Consultants

 

Dr. Bill Highleyman brings years of experience to the building of mission-critical systems. 

He offers seminars & consultation on continuous- and high-availability architectures and reliability analysis.

He is Managing Editor of the Availability Digest and also provides technical writing services.

   

XDelta – The  mission-critical architects

We design, implement and support business critical systems and infrastructure.

Systems that keep working, even while they're changing and expanding.

   
Tandemworld provides permanent or contract specialists for NonStop, UNIX, IBM and other systems.
 
Richard Buckle, principal of Pyalla Technologies, specializes in technical writing in the IT arena.

Colin Butcher has implemented major mission-critical systems in air traffic control, manufacturing, retail, healthcare.

Ron LaPedis, MBCP, MBCI, CISSP, of Seacliff Partners focuses on business continuity and security.

NuWave Technologies provides BPM, systems integration and application development for NonStop and other systems

TCM Solutions - Consulting and Managed Services for HP NonStop - ISO20000 certified for your complete satisfaction.
 

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Blogs
   

NuWave's IT Project Blog provides tips for succeeding in IT project management.

Andy Bailey of Stratus blogs on High Availability, Continuous Availability, and Fault Tolerance.

Richard Buckle discusses a variety of contemporary IT issues in his Real Time View blog.
Randall Becker blogs on indestructible computing - keeping systems running forever.
 

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