RE: HP OpenVMS Pearl - OK for External Distribution - Hungary -

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Ez valszeg az ÁÉB (Általános Értékforgalmi Bank Rt)

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> Feladó: owner-vms-l@ludens.elte.hu 
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> Meghatalmazó Fodor Zsuzsa
> Küldve: 2004. december 22. 20:45
> Címzett: AVMS; VMS levlista
> Tárgy: HP OpenVMS Pearl - OK for External Distribution - Hungary -
General
> Banking and Trust Company upgrades to disaster-tolerant OpenVMS
clusters
> (fwd)
> 
> Végre egy magyar VMS sikersztori.
> Ki tud erről többet?
> 
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> 
> Fodor Zsuzsa
> 
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> Dátum: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 09:57:55 -0500
> Feladó: Skonetski, Susan <susan.skonetski@hp.com>
> Címzett: Skonetski, Susan <susan.skonetski@hp.com>
> Tárgy: HP OpenVMS Pearl -  OK for External Distribution - Hungary -
> General Banking and Trust Company upgrades to disaster-tolerant
> OpenVMS clusters
> 
> 
> http://h71000.www7.hp.com/news/genbank.html
> 
> When General Banking and Trust Company Limited (GBT), one of
> Hungary's
> leading financial institutions, decided to upgrade its OpenVMS
> production environment, it demanded a solution that would deliver not
> only high performance and capacity for growth, but also greater
> availability and more disaster tolerance. After carefully evaluating a
> range of options from HP, IBM, and EMC, the Budapest-based bank
> decided
> to deploy a production site of two OpenVMS AlphaServer GS1280
> systems
> (with eight processors and 32GB memory) and a five-terabyte (TB)
> StorageWorks XP1024 disk array.
> 
> The main location is connected via fibre to a back-up site with a
single
> identical AlphaServer GS1280 system and XP1024 providing the
> flexibility
> to address a server failure without initiating a full disaster
scenario.
> The dual-site configuration performs as a single OpenVMS cluster with
a
> unified system image, simplifying management and enabling easy
> access to
> storage.
> 
> For almost 15 years, GBT has relied on OpenVMS to support its critical
> operations, most recently using SYMBOLS(tm), an integrated retail
> banking solution by System Access. "We have a long tradition of using
> OpenVMS-it delivers the performance, scalability, and reliability that
> we need," says Tibor Nagy, GBT director of Information Technology. "By
> moving to the latest AlphaServer technology, we expect to enjoy
> OpenVMS
> at a new level of performance and reliability."
> 
> In its new disaster-tolerant solution, GBT is using two technologies
to
> ensure that both sites will have current and complete data for
> business-critical applications. The AlphaServer systems at each site
are
> using host-based volume shadowing to mirror OpenVMS and Oracle
> system
> data. Application databases are replicated in real-time with
Continuous
> Access XP, which provides a direct interface between the system
> software
> and the disk arrays. "Continuous Access enables the bank to meet
> stringent requirements for data currency with extremely fast
failover,"
> says Mr. Nagy. In addition, the bank is using two ADVA Dense Wave
> Division Multiplexing optical termination units as a cost-effective
> system to transport high-speed data, storage, and voice applications.
> "We are very happy with the safety and stability of our upgraded
> environment," adds Mr. Nagy.
> 
> To maximize disaster tolerance, GBT plans to deploy a second
> AlphaServer
> GS1280 system in its failover cluster in 2005. "These new AlphaServer
> systems give us plenty of headroom to grow, and we eventually expect
> to
> move to Integrity servers in the future," says Mr. Nagy. "When we
> analyzed our needs, taking into account the goals we want to achieve,
> we
> realized that HP delivers a very robust platform that supports OpenVMS
> now and into the future."
> 
> 
> 
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