Ensuring System Availability For Mission Critical Applications

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Ensuring System Availability For Mission Critical Applications
Ensuring System Availability For Mission Critical Applications
Ensuring System Availability For Mission Critical Applications

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Among the many challenges that Day Kimball Hospital faced included difficulties in performing maintenance on their applications, system hardware and completing backups within an acceptable backup window. It was a challenge to find the downtime necessary to upgrade their firmware.

Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut, is a premier provider of integrated healthcare services in northeast Connecticut. Serving the region for more than 120 years, the hospital offers acute and general medical and surgical care, including a 24-hour emergency department.

 

After careful evaluation of Day Kimball's environment and specific requirements, Innovative designed a High-Availability Disaster Recovery solution involving a second IBM Power System and Vision Solutions Application Level Mirroring software. The Vision Solutions Software was tuned to take advantage of newer features that will help Day Kimball maintain a role-swap ready state, allowing switching applications from the source to the target system.

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OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Day Kimball now has the most robust business continuity solution, allowing rapid role-swap between production and target systems, enabling IT staff to perform periodic role-swap test and system and application maintenance.
QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT

The hospital has upgraded their Power Systems technology 4-5 times over the last 18 years and uses this solution for all migrations, and conversions to new technology seamlessly with no disruption in operations.


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