IBM Bolsters Disaster Recovery With GDR For IBM i
May 3, 2017 Alex Woodie
IBM next month plans to start selling a new disaster recovery product to IBM i shops. Called Geographically Dispersed Resiliency, or GDR, the new offering is designed to give companies an easy and affordable way to recover production IBM i LPARs on remote machines. IBM’s resiliency guru Steve Finnes gives IT Jungle the lowdown on the new tech.
GDR provides DR protection by essentially taking a production logical partition (LPAR), also called a virtual machine (VM), from one IBM i server and restarting it on another IBM i server. The VMs involved in a GDR switch must be stored on …Read more