Meet the experts: WebSphere MQ high availability and disaster recovery

On February 19th, a panel of IBM experts answered questions on WebSphere MQ high availability and disaster recovery, including requirements, clustering, platform technologies (for example, High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex), and failover testing.

, Certified IT Specialist, IBM

T.Rob Wyatt is a Certified IT Specialist in IBM Software Services for WebSphere. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but travels worldwide consulting and speaking about WebSphere MQ security and high availability. He recently completed a residency with the WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition development team and is the author of the developerWorks WebSphere Mission:Messaging column.


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Christopher Frank (chrisfra@us.ibm.com), Certified IT Specialist, IBM

Author photoChristopher Frank is a Certified Consulting I/T Specialist working on the IBM WebSphere Americas TechWorks team. He has been with IBM since 1999 and is based in Minnesota, although he travels across the Americas evangelizing on WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker. He has over 25 years of experience in the I/T industry, both in customer roles as well as with IBM. Most recently, he was the lead on developing the WebSphere MQ V7 Proof of Technology materials.



Peter Potkay (ppotkay@us.ibm.com), Technical Team Leader, IBM

Author photoPeter Potkay is an MQSeries Technical Team Leader with IBM Global Services on The Hartford account in Hartford, Connecticut. He started working with MQSeries 6 years ago as a developer, then made the transition to supporting The Hartford's MQ and WebSphere Message Broker infrastructure in 2003. His strengths include MQ clustering and triggering and security on the Windows and Unix platforms. He is a frequent contributor to www.mqseries.net and the Vienna MQ list serve.



Paul Faulkner, Certified IT Specialist, IBM

Author photo 2Paul Faulkner is a Senior Certified IT Specialist with IBM Software Services for WebSphere, who specializes in system integration. Paul has designed and implemented complex integration patterns including policy driven Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and solutions involving business event processing. Paul has over 20 years in IT with the majority of time spent developing middleware solutions and also has presented at multiple conferences.



Ian Vanstone (ivans@uk.ibm.com), Advisory Software Engineer, IBM

Author photoIan Vanstone is an Advisory Software Engineer at the IBM Hursley Lab, United Kingdom. He spent eight years working in the WebSphere MQ development team, focusing on distributed messaging architectures, especially those involving WebSphere MQ clusters. Ian recently moved to his current position as an integration test specialist in the IBM Software Group Federated Integration Test team.



19 February 2009 (First published 11 February 2009)

On February 19th, a panel of IBM experts answered questions on WebSphere MQ high availability and disaster recovery, including requirements, clustering, platform technologies (for example, High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex), and failover testing. This chat was a spinoff from last month's (January 2009) popular chat on MQ best practices. To learn more about WebSphere MQ, see the developerWorks WebSphere MQ zone.

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