IBM i BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Business needs are continually becoming 24/7/365 and require proper contingency planning. Abacus Business Continuity Solutions provide varying Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and price options for your business critical IBM i and surrounding workloads, giving you the safety net for business to continue in the event of a disaster.

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IBM i Business Continuity Details

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HAaaS Start Recovery < 1 Hour

Abacus' HAaaS - Start Recovery < 1 Hour is a software based “hot” turnkey high availability solution providing the highest level of protection with the lowest possible downtime. Abacus will start by installing and implementing best of purpose IBM i high availability software onto your premise “Production” hardware. The high availability software will then perform a recovery point of transaction, per transaction replication, to a properly sized Abacus provided cloud environment “Target” that can run your business in case of a disaster. We'll then monitor and manage the replication to make sure all is in order and in sync. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus will role swap you to the Target environment with a recovery time of less than an hour. When the Production environment is back and in good working order, we'll schedule an outage window to roll swap you back from Target to Production so everything returns to business as usual. With HAaaS in place we can then review adding Abacus BaaS enabling 24/7/365 operations on the Production environment by transferring to a best practices backup from the Abacus provided Target environment.

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DRaaS Start Recovery < 12 Hours

The Abacus DRaaS - Start Recovery < 12 Hours is an appliance based “warm” disaster and recovery solution combining Abacus Backup as a Service and Abacus Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions.

Part 1

Abacus will provide a customer premise backup appliance, then work with the customer to setup disk to disk backups to the local appliance. Next, we'll establish a connection to the Abacus Backup Cloud for replication. Finally, we'll monitor and manage a daily deduplication backup to the Abacus Backup Cloud. This data is available locally and offsite, and because of deduplication technology the storage and bandwidth requirements are typically low. The customer is responsible for the data being backed up while Abacus is responsible for the backup to the local appliance, and the subsequent daily offsite replication to the Abacus Backup Cloud.

Part 2

Data is already residing in the Abacus Backup Cloud so in the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus will perform a disk to disk restore to similar or better hardware you are running for production, and start your recovery in less than 12 hours. The Abacus DRaaS - Start Recovery > 12 Hours provides you the needed business continuity to run your business in the event of a disaster.

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DRaaS Start Recovery < 24 Hours

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 24 Hours is a tape based, “cold” traditional disaster recovery solution with Abacus as your outsourced partner. Abacus will work with and for you to test and document an initial recovery plan so we are all in agreement of who and what to do. Next we continually test and document, so in the event of a disaster we are all on the same page. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, you deliver your most recent media to Abacus and we'll recover it for you according to a pre-tested plan. You'll then have up to 30-days of unrestricted access to the Abacus provided environment.

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DRaaS Start Recovery < 48 Hours

Abacus DRaaS – Start Recovery < 48 Hours is also a tape based, “cold” traditional disaster recovery solution with Abacus as your hardware partner. In the event of a planned or unplanned declaration, Abacus delivers you hardware within 48 hours for you to recover yourself. You'll then have up to 30-days of unrestricted access to the Abacus provided hardware.

Why Choose Abacus for IBM i Business Continuity?

  • Our infrastructure - When you partner with Abacus, you'll enjoy 100% coverage. No best effort resources.
  • Our personnel - We have the on-staff technical expertise to recover with, and for, you.
  • Our planning - Abacus engages with you through scheduled tests to vet out the details so you'll be ready if/when.
  • You have a desire to reduce or eliminate backup windows.
  • You have requirements to improve existing RTO and RPO.
  • You are seeking to eliminate tape based backups.
  • You have a requirement to document and test.

Establish Proper Coverage For All Your IT Workloads

Abacus takes an environment specific customer approach to business continuity. Our tiered offerings allow for flexibility with each solution encompassing infrastructure, personnel, and planning.