Shadowbase Profiled for Availability Modernization in The Standish Group’s "Roadmap to the Megaplex"
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The "Roadmap to the Megaplex" report comprises six steps to NonStop modernization and to the Megaplex, a collection of server blades acting together as a single system using multiple types of operating systems, databases, and other computer resources. The Megaplex is the cornerstone technology for the truly integrated data center where resources are acting in virtualized peer collaboration. The Megaplex will operate Linux, Microsoft Server, NonStop OS, OpenVMS, and various types of Unix, including NonStop OSS. The Megaplex will also integrate databases such as Oracle, Sybase, DB2, NonStop SQL, and SQL Server.
Each of the six steps includes: an introduction, a profile of a major vendor and the technologies that help implement the step, a modernization case study, a simulated return on investment example, a benefit checklist, and alternative vendor product. Step 4: Availability Modernization: The process of changing from the traditional availability and disaster recovery methods to a continuous-readiness program. The vendor/product profiled is Gravic’s Shadowbase, which provides for active/active processing and zero-downtime migration and upgrades.
The industry is moving at light speed to a new era of computing based on the simple premise of pay for play. Many of these pay for play concepts are manifested in cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), Service oriented architecture (SOA), business ecology and other modern IT methods and technologies. The HP NonStop can and will play a vital role in these concepts as the industry transition from vertical applications to horizontal business services. The purpose of this new report is to provide a roadmap to move current NonStop stovepipe applications into the fully integrated datacenter or Megaplex. The report covers:
1. When you should modernize: industry dynamics
2. How you should modernize: six steps to modernization
3. Who has modernized: user success stories
4. What to use to modernize: products to consider
5. Why modernize: return of investments (ROI) scenarios
6. Where to modernize: benefit checklist
Click here for access to the first Megaplex report: “35 Years of Evolution from the TNS1 to the Integrated Data Center”
This report will take you down memory lane, looking at the current NonStop position and usage as well as how The Standish Group believes NonStop may evolve into the future. It investigates 10 areas of innovation and NonStop’s role. It first looks at the central processing unit and how Tandem initially built its own CPU from scratch, to today’s use of the Intel chip. Then it examines the evolution of the operating system and how the NonStop environment may look in the future. It also considers innovation within programming languages and the modern development environment. Next it looks at databases, their progression, and at the past, present, and future of storage technology. It covers network technology and how systems were built then, now, and how they will look, and covers the same for system administration technology, including applications and how they will evolve into services. Lastly, it considers service delivery and how it has changed over the past 35 years.