IBM Capacity Backup for Power Systems

Capacity Backup solutions for your high availability and disaster recover needs

The Power Systems Capacity BackUp (CBU) offerings are designed to support our client's disaster recovery and high availability needs. The Capacity BackUp offerings recognize that true high availability or disaster recovery solutions require at least two systems. If one system is not available the other one "takes over". The CBU offering is designed to give our clients flexible and economic options for deploying business continuity operations.

The CBU for IBM i

The CBU for IBM i with PowerHA solution combines the strengths of IBM Power Systems, IBM i, PowerHA SystemMirror for i 7.1 and CBU Editions. When the CBU and PowerHA for IBM i are purchased together, you are entitled to a service voucher good for three days of services applied toward the architecture, setup and install of your new cluster infrastructure.

The CBU for PowerHA

The CBU for PowerHA is designed for AIX and IBM i Power System E880 customers who need a high availability solution that provides active standby processors and memory for fast fail over times. The offering features no charge processor nodes and no charge ECOD days for processors and memory activations. The CBU for PowerHA can be ordered if the primary server has 75% of the installed processors active and licensed with AIX and/or IBM i. The primary system must be validated for eligibility prior to ordering. The number of PowerHA entitlements on the primary system minus 8 determines the number of no charge ECOD processor and memory days that the CBU for PowerHA is eligible for. Go to the CBU for PowerHA tab and follow the two step process to first determine eligibility and then to register the new CBU for PowerHA.

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