Gravic is pleased to announce our first GE Centricity customer, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH). LVH has implemented Shadowbase software to support its new HP NonStop Blades disaster recovery environment. In addition to the DR project, LVH is looking at Shadowbase replication as the infrastructure for its data warehouse project. We appreciate the confidence placed in Shadowbase products by the staff at LVH and look forward to working with many other customers of the GE Centricity Enterprise application. Last month we attended the GE Centricity Healthcare User Group (CHUG) Spring Conference, focusing on the Centricity Enterprise market, and we plan to attend the GE Centricity Technical Conference (CTC) in New Orleans, LA in January, 2012.
This year we welcomed High Availability Systems Co. Ltd. (HA Systems) of Tokyo, Japan as our newest distributor of Shadowbase software. HA Systems’ extensive account management and technical skills team sells and supports a wide range of complementary products. The company was founded in 1985 and has over 200 employees. For more information on HA Systems, please visit: www.ha-sys.co.jp. To see the rest of our Shadowbase business partners, please visit Partner Programs.
We continue to support and attend various Connect conferences as well as other user seminars. In April we attended the EBUG 2011 Annual Conference (EMEA User Group of ACI Worldwide Products) in Berlin, where we enjoyed speaking with many of you regarding your ACI BASE24™ data replication needs. In March, we attended and presented at the SATUG 2011 Summit and Conference (Southern African Technology User Group) and the SunTUG Connect Florida Road Show (Florida HP Technologies User Group). If we missed speaking with you at one of these shows, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
For those of you using the ACI BASE24™ application, we are happy to report that Shadowbase software has been well accepted in this space, with production deployments as well as a number of trials in progress. We have posted a case study of our successes with a large bank in Canada; click here for more information.
Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) technology allows customers to migrate and/or upgrade their O/S, application, database, platform, and environment with either minimal or no application down time. This technology is extremely important for applications that require 24×7 operations, or need to eliminate risk in the upgrade process, because the migration or upgrade is to a known-working system and avoids the classic “Big Bang” cutover leap-of-faith risky step. A key component of this technology is Shadowbase replication’s ability to move change data to the new environment shortly after it has been modified on the source database. This form of real-time updating means that the latency delay for a change on the source system to be applied on the target system is very small, often seconds to sub-seconds. Once the new target environment is built, all Operations has to do is switch over the users to the new, known-working environment to complete the migration or upgrade. An example of this type of live, in-place migration may be seen in America Online’s migration of user accounts from 32 Sybase servers to a single four-node NonStop cluster running SQL/MP. Read more about AOL’s ZDM migration by clicking here. Additional information on Shadowbase ZDM technology can be found by clicking here.
As always, we appreciate our customers’ continued support. They are busy with migrations to the HP Blades architecture and we support both the dual core (e.g., NB50000c and NS2000) as well as the quad core (e.g., NB54000c) HP NonStop products. We are in the process of working with several new potential customers on trials and Proof-of-Concept projects, particularly in the ATM/POS message switch, fraud detection, telco, health care, and securities industries environments.
Please visit with the Gravic team at Booth 190-K in the NonStop Zone at HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas and enter our drawing for a chance to win a Kindle. We will also deliver a presentation on “Advances in High and Continuous Availability Architectures for NonStop Systems,” Breakout Session 4500, Room Titian, Thursday, June 9, 8-9 am. Learn how technology is evolving to deliver continuous application availability with zero data loss in the event of a disaster.