The long and arduous road to HyperSwap is over! We are happy to announce a release of a new software version of our blazingly fast FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R. This is version 12.1, which brings HyperSwap to our storage clients. HyperSwap solution is an ingenious way of providing high availability based on active-active pairing of storage systems per volume or per consistency group. Each volume or consistency group pair uses synchronous replication to keep both systems updated at all times. When certain conditions apply, an automatic and completely transparent failover is performed, so that the applications experience no downtime. As soon as the actual failure is recovered, the pair is automatically resynchronized.
For easier integration with VMware, Linux, AIX and Windows platforms, we've upgraded these Cloud Storage Solution products:
- IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family Storage Replication Adapter, version 3.0.0 for combining VMware SRM failover capabilities with state-of-the-art HyperSwap high-availability solution.
- IBM Storage Host Attachment Kit, version 2.8.0 for hassle-free attachment of Linux, Windows Server or AIX hosts to FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R storage systems in HyperSwap relations.
- IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family Provider for Microsoft Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service, version 2.9.0 for fully automatic creation of snapshots on HyperSwapped FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R storage systems.
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