Cisco and IBM Complete Interoperability Testing of Cisco ONS 15530 DWDM and Cisco ONS 15540 ESP in IBM GDPS Environments.
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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2003
Joint solution enables high-performance, high-availability
business continuance applications for metro optical networks
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ONS Offshore Northern Seas 15530 Multiservice Aggregation Platform in addition to the previously qualified Cisco ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform for IBM Parallel Sysplex In computing, a Parallel Sysplex is a cluster of IBM mainframes acting together in a single system image, usually with z/OS. A Parallel Sysplex combines data sharing (typically using Peer to Peer Remote Copy) and parallel computing to allow a cluster of up to 32 computers to share (R) and Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex(TM) (GDPS GDPS Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (IBM)
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GDPS Ground Data Processing System ) S/390 and zSeries eServer environments. Proven interoperability in accordance with IBM's test procedures helps the IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and Cisco solutions to be utilized together to implement a highly effective business continuity program for mission critical applications.
To reduce any impairment resulting from planned and unplanned outages, many companies are now implementing system and storage redundancy with high availability, business assurance, and disaster recovery capabilities. The IBM and Cisco application qualification testing demonstrates that the ONS 15530 and ONS 15540 can support the required GDPS storage and mainframe protocols over metropolitan area optical networks to enable these key requirements for applications such as e-commerce, resource management, customer relationship management, and data warehousing.
"An effective GDPS system relies on continuous availability and a near-transparent disaster recovery process," said Rich Lechner, vice president of sales and marketing, IBM eServer zSeries. "The addition of Cisco's ONS 15530 to the previously qualified ONS 15540 can reduce connectivity requirements while continuing to provide our customers a powerful solution for their high-speed, high-availability networking requirements."
Interoperability testing has been completed for the following IBM application solution environments: GDPS/Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC PPRC Peer-To-Peer Remote Copy
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"As enterprises structure a 24x7 business continuance strategy, they need seamlessly flexible solutions that can deliver the power and reliability required for mission-critical applications," said Carl Engineer, senior director of marketing, Optical Networking Group, Cisco Systems. "Working with IBM on this qualification has been an important step in demonstrating the versatility of the ONS 15540 and ONS 15530 DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing platforms. Together IBM GDPS and Cisco provide an ideal solution for business continuance applications as well as consolidating any type of network traffic."
The Cisco ONS 15540 is a dense wavelength division multiplexer (DWDM) platform capable of supporting 32 wavelengths, and operating at variable speeds from 16 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps or 10 Gbps, over a single fiber pair. The Cisco ONS 15530 is a DWDM Multiservice Aggregation Platform designed for high-density service aggregation applications. The Cisco ONS 15530 can aggregate up to 40 ESCON (Enterprise Systems CONnection) An IBM S/390 fiber-optic channel that transfers 17 Mbytes/sec over distances up to 60 km depending on connection type. ESCON allows peripheral devices to be located across large campuses and metropolitan areas. channels per DWDM wavelength. When used as an aggregation platform with the Cisco ONS 15540, the combined system can support up to 1280 ESCON channels per fiber pair. Other key features include equipment redundancy with automatic fail-over capability, support for ring, point-to-point, and mesh topologies, enhanced management features, and availability designed to be greater than 99.999 percent. More information can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2011/ps4002/index.html
The Cisco ONS 15540/ONS 15530 and GDPS qualification is a recent project in the Cisco/IBM alliance, the goal of which is to deliver to customers the most comprehensive, end-to-end information technology solutions in the industry. As part of this qualification process, IBM Global Services IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It is the fastest growing part of IBM, with over 190,000 professionals serving customers in more than 160 countries. (IGS IGS - Internet Go Server. ) will provide full deployment support of GDPS systems including turnkey implementations of the Cisco ONS 15540 and ONS 15530.
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