"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
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.
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.
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.
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