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Creating a backup data center with BS2000 SE Server, ETERNUS CS8000 and ETERNUS DX storage improves customer relationships of Software AG

"Our remit was to create a backup data center we could use for disaster recovery. We needed to be able to restart certain services, including the mainframe applications on BS2000 and z/OS, quickly."

Michael Engel , BS2000 System Administrator Global Information Service – Mainframe Software AG

The FUJITSU Server BS2000 SE series, ETERNUS CS8000 and ETERNUS DX provide the necessary stability, performance and availability for all applications

The customer

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) supports companies undergoing digital transformations. They use its Digital Business Platform to improve the ways they interact with customers and develop their business models to identify and take advantage of new potential markets.

The challenge

Software AG recently moved its infrastructure to the new BS2000 SE500 server to enable it to provide the best possible customer service. To satisfy its requirements, the company wanted to construct a secure, external backup site it could use in the event of a disaster. Reliability, cost-efficiency in terms of the mainframes, and various central services were key factors in the project.

The solution

Remote backups are now continually updated by deduplicating the datasets from different mainframe worlds and replicating them on an external FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS CS8000 Data Protection Appliance. In a disaster scenario, the low-powered BS2000 SE300 server can step in to run the mainframe services.

The benefit

  • No downtime in the event of a disaster
  • Cross-platform solution for various mainframes and services
  • Cost-efficiency through deduplication and replication
  • dentical process environments for production, testing and development in separate guest systems
  • Customers retain transparent access to services in the event of a disaster

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