Mainframes have been around for decades. Why haven’t they been put out to pasture? Their speed, capacity, intelligence, security and accountability make mainframes computing powerhouses.

These machines can process huge amounts of information faster and more cost effectively than distributed, cutting-edge servers. They’re not only used for legacy applications. Mainframes can operate modern applications and systems, while also serving as a team collaboration tool. Did you know:

  • IBM Z systems are used by 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies. [Source: SACA]
  • Mainframes conduct 90 percent of all credit card transactions. [Source: SHARE.org]
  • According to IBM, mainframes maintain 68 percent of the world’s production IT workloads, yet they account for only 6 percent of IT costs. [Source: TechChannel]
  • Mainframes handle 30 billion business transactions each day, such as credit card payments, stock trades and other business-critical transactions. [Source: SHARE.org]
  • As of 2019, 96 of the world’s largest 100 banks, nine out of 10 of the world’s largest insurance companies and 23 of the 25 largest retailers in the US rely on the power of the mainframes. [Source: SACA]

IBM’s latest mainframes boast the most powerful processors in the world, with IBM z15 capable of processing up to one trillion web transactions per day and supporting 2.4 million Docker containers.

Every year, organizations purchase over $5 billion of mainframes. However, the world is running out people who know how to maintain and support mainframes. Recovery Point is the exception. We are mainframe DRaaS experts supporting heterogeneous enterprise class solutions in IBM Z, IBM i and AIX environments.

IBM Z

Recovery Point DRaaS for IBM Z Mainframe is a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering that uses IBM’s Global Mirror replication technology and EMC’s SRDF replication technology to maintain identical data in both the source and target volumes to provide data protection and disaster recovery for all of your IBM Z workloads. The service replicates the data between two sites, over extended distances, and also forms consistency groups at regular intervals, allowing a clean recovery of your applications.

IBM i

Recovery Point IBM i DRaaS is an offering that uses IBM’s Global Mirror replication technology to provide data protection and disaster recovery for your IBM i environment between two sites, over extended distances. The service includes continuous data protection (CDP), cloud storage and on-demand IBM Power Systems recovery infrastructure to deliver near zero Recovery Point performance. This is a highly scalable, asynchronous storage replication solution that provides data integrity and data consistency without performance impact on the applications at the primary site. Recovery Point IBM i DRaaS with Global Mirror can be enhanced with IBM’s PowerHA SystemMirror to enable a fully automated failover and failback for your IBM i workloads.

AIX

Recovery Point AIX High Availability (HA) Replication DRaaS is an offering that uses Capital Continuity’s Business Interruption Protection Software (BIPs) to protect and recover AIX workloads. The service includes continuous data replication (CDP), cloud storage and on-demand IBM Power Systems recovery infrastructure to deliver near zero Recovery Point performance and automated LPAR Recovery Time Objectives, measured in minutes, for any size AIX workload.

Our flexible managed services options let you select the level of management you need, always supported by 24×7 direct access to Recovery Point’s onshore, highly credentialed staff as well as company leadership. You can even select Managed Application Recovery services and we’ll orchestrate your recoveries completely and hand you back your applications, ready for login. And the best part is you don’t have to take any risk – we offer a no-cost proof of concept test so you can try before you buy. Call 877-445-4333 or click here to learn more.

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