PROTECT YOUR OPENVMS SYSTEMS WITH OUR OPENVMS DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICE
Having an effective and regularly tested OpenVMS Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity
plan is essential. This is a requirement for many organisations.
EMA Technology can review your current OpenVMS Disaster Recovery plans, perform and
document rehearsals, and activate a real recovery if the worst happens.
We provide affordable OpenVMS Disaster Recovery solutions to recover your OpenVMS
servers quickly in the event of a failure.
Our OpenVMS Disaster Recovery service delivers the following:
Confidence that your OpenVMS backup strategy can successfully recover all data.
On many sites the backup regime was instigated many years ago and the assumption
is that all data is backed up. This may not be the case.
Verification that your offsite OpenVMS backup tape storage complies with your recovery
goals and timescales.
The availability and effectiveness of the tapes needed for any recovery should be
verified, regardless of location.
Assurance that applications can run on a different OpenVMS configuration when needed.
OpenVMS systems are very flexible when ported from one server to another. The chances
are however that disk names will be different on the new server. We have vast experience
in porting OpenVMS and applications from server to server.
A tried and tested Disaster Recovery plan is not worth the paper it’s written on
if it’s not documented properly. We approach this with the assumption that the reader
of the documentation has little or no knowledge of the system in question.
Compliance of the OpenVMS Disaster Recovery plan with your business’s wider Business
Rightly or wrongly these days OpenVMS is usually not the main platform most organisations.
Priority usually goes to Unix etc. All the more reason for OpenVMS support staff
to ensure that OpenVMS is not overlooked in the overall scheme of Business Continuity.
Verification that external data feeds will work when the OpenVMS system is recovered.
No system is an island and most OpenVMS servers have data feeds in and out. Once
the system is recovered (maybe with a new identity) these feeds must still work.
A system in place to ensure that any infrastructure changes made to live OpenVMS
systems are reflected at the Disaster Recovery site.
Regular (twice-yearly) Disaster Recovery tests make any mismatch less likely.
The goals of our OpenVMS Disaster Recovery service are:
Minimum disruption to your business in the event of a break in OpenVMS service for
Minimum OpenVMS downtime as a result of an unexpected event.
Maximum transparency for your users.
Regular rehearsals are essential to achieve these goals. EMA Technology will organise
and conduct these vital exercises.