ZIVIT achieves aggressive recovery point objective with IBM solution

IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex technology helps ZIVIT maintain an RPO of zero

Published on 1 May 2013

IBM provided a superior business continuity solution that helps us efficiently protect and manage our infrastructure to meet customer availability demands.

Manager system management IBM System z server, Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung und Informationstechnik

Customer
Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung und Informationstechnik (ZIVIT)

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
Germany

Overview

Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung und Informationstechnik (ZIVIT) supplies a nationwide IT infrastructure, develops and maintains custom software and provides 24-hour operation of central administration as well as consulting services for the German federal finance administration. The company’s more than 1,300 employees support BundOnline, an initiative of the German government that provides online services and forms to citizens. ZIVIT’s services include reporting, calculating and managing government employee payroll, child benefits, customs transactions and duty collections.

Business need
To serve its German government customer, ZIVIT needed resilient systems to meet stringent IT service delivery requirements.

Solution
IBM® Global Technology Services® designed a comprehensive resiliency solution using IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™/PPRC technology with the xDR feature for business continuity.

Benefits
The continuity and recovery solution helped ZIVIT obtain an immediate recovery point regardless of operating system.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware
System z: zEnterprise 196 (z196)

Services
GTS Integrated Technology Services

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