What Multi-site Workload Lifeline can do for your business

IBM® Multi-site Workload Lifeline (Lifeline) enables intelligent load balancing of critical workload transactions by influencing routing of connections for TCP/IP workloads and messages for IBM MQ® cluster workloads. Routing is done across two sites to provide near continuous availability.

The recovery time for unplanned outages is reduced by detecting workload failures and rerouting to another site. The impact of planned outages is mitigated by switching workloads to another site with minimal disruption.


Save time

Reduce response time by aligning new workload connections with the most capable applications and systems. Recovery time after a workload failure can be reduced from hours to minutes.

Achieve higher availability

Route new workload connections to other available applications in the event of application, system or site outages. Outages for maintenance updates or other planned events can be minimized.

Increase scalability

Add application instances on-demand. Automatically monitor and include added instances in workload routing decisions.

Access more analytical information

Use the documented Network Management Interface (NMI) to access workload, application and site status information.

Improve workload migration, utilization

Route workloads from one site to another with minimal disruption. Connections for query workloads can be distributed to both sites simultaneously.

Simplify disaster recovery procedures

Add simpler, non-disruptive testing of disaster recovery procedures by validating that workloads remain accessible on the recovery site – without requiring an outage of the production site.

IBM Multi-site Workload Lifeline features

  • Load balancing workloads
  • Site routing recommendations
  • Lifeline Advisors and Lifeline Agents
  • Workload configurations
  • Planned outages
  • Provides continuous availability for critical workloads
  • Reduces downtime for planned outages
  • Enhances monitoring and routing for multiple workload types