Is your AIX and Unix DR fit for purpose?
How many years ago was your DR solution designed and is it still fit for purpose in today’s environment? Can you recover your systems and applications to the desired recovery points and times? We are seeing many situations where DR solutions are no longer fit for purpose having been designed with different objectives in mind.
Bizarrely many are still paying sizeable annual fees for solutions that are known to be unsuitable; a situation which seems to be more prevalent with older infrastructures (e.g. AIX, Unix and IBM I systems).
Even with High Availability solutions, DR is still often a regulatory requirement in many industries, and with GDPR coming, even legacy systems that maybe hold some CRM records from a pre-Salesforce (or equivalent) system or a legacy HR system that has since been migrated but still holds some records, now come into scope as personal data must be protected and recoverable.
However, notwithstanding legacy environments there are still many core business applications running on older AIX and Unix based systems with DR that is no longer fit for purpose. More than most these should now re-evaluate their requirements and consider a cloud based approach from a specialist AIX/Unix provider.
L3C provide specialist AIX and Unix cloud and hosting services. We are an IBM Power Cloud Partner and can help you achieve your desired service level with a more cost effective and flexible model.
So if you are not convinced by your current DR set up either from a fit for purpose or purely commercial viewpoint and would like to:
- Work with experts to re-evaluate your design
- Have the approach fully documented and tested to meet audit requirements
- Have a RTO/RPO that really meets your business requirements in the digital age
- Have a better and more flexible commercial model
- Or need a low cost solution for a legacy environment that will eventually be sunset
then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 542 0870 asking for Jerry Crossfield