December 3, 2012 - Gravic Announced Winner of 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Award - HP and Intel announced Gravic, Inc. as the winner of the 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation Award at the Mission-Critical Awards Celebration event held at Steinberger Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt, Germany, on the day prior to the start of HP Discover 2012. The award named the Gravic Shadowbase® submission on its active/active data replication solution as the best in the New Application category. The awards are a worldwide competition recognizing organizations that utilize HP and Intel technologies to execute leading-edge mission-critical solutions to address their data-intensive, large-scale applications. Gravic was honored for addressing mission-critical computing challenges while attaining new levels of availability, scalability and reliability for complex workloads.
An independent panel of judges from leading nonprofit and professional organizations, as well as research institutions including CERN openlab, Enderle Group, Pyalla Technologies and Secure64 Software reviewed the submission. Criteria considered by the judges included difficulty of the IT challenge, originality of the solution and results achieved. The judges awarded Gravic’s ground-breaking work in new software solutions that enable enterprises to improve the performance, flexibility and cost associated with mission-critical environments. Ric Lewis, Vice President and Interim General Manager of HP's Business Critical Systems Group, and Pauline Nist, Intel’s General Manager of Enterprise Software Strategy, presented the 2012 Mission-Critical Innovation awards.
The award-winning case study involved HP Integrity NonStop NS1200 servers running Gravic Shadowbase software to establish a fault-tolerant architecture for a banking customer located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. With an active/active data replication solution in place, critical banking applications remain active and reachable even in the event of natural disasters. Gravic's HP and Intel based infrastructure allows the bank to avoid application downtime, both for planned and unplanned outages, as well as dramatically improves failover time.
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Additional information about the Mission-Critical Innovation Awards is available at www.hp.com/go/mcia.
November 30, 2011 - Gravic Announced Winner of 2011 Mission-Critical Innovation Award - Gravic, Inc. was honored to learn that it had received the 2011 Mission-Critical Innovation Award at the Mission-Critical Awards Celebration event held at Hotel Imperial in Vienna, on the day prior to the start of HP Discover 2011. The award, announced by HP and Intel, named the Gravic Shadowbase® submission as the best in the Mission-Critical Data category. The Gravic submission was reviewed by an independent panel of judges and was awarded for Gravic’s ground-breaking work developing a solution for mission-critical computing. This category recognizes organizations’ successful delivery of implementing a database, data warehousing, or line-of-business solution that took advantage of the dependability and performance of Itanium-based platforms while producing impactful results. Please click here for more information on the award.
A large Canadian bank selected the Shadowbase product suite from Gravic to provide its data replication and data integration solutions. The bank took a major step towards providing improved service to its customers by modernizing its active/backup data center architecture and reengineering it into an active/active network. This improvement resulted in planned outages for system upgrades being reduced from hours to minutes, and recovery from an unplanned outage resulting from a system failure or a data center disaster being reduced by more than 95%, from hours or even days to a few minutes.
Click here to see a video interview with Bill Holenstein.
Click here to see a video of the Mission-Critical Award Celebration.
Click here to see a blog interview with Bill Holenstein.
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Gravic Shadowbase Industry Certifications
Gravic’s efforts demonstrate its expertise in delivering solutions that are CI compliant, making it easy for customers to deploy its Shadowbase solutions with confidence. The CI Ready testing and validation procedures leverage HP’s best practices and extensive experience in delivering secure, best-in-class applications and solutions.
Gravic, an HP NonStop solution partner and a member of Club NSAA, utilizes program benefits for validating application software for the NonStop Advanced Architecture (NSAA) running on the HP Integrity NonStop servers.
The NISUS Award is a discretionary award, presented by the Southern African Technology User Group (SATUG) board to individual companies that have made an outstanding contribution to SATUG.
Gravic Shadowbase Employee HP Certifications:
Accredited Systems Engineer
Certified Systems Engineer
Certified Software Developer
Accredited Integration Specialist