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Informix in the Cloud

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2010, at 11:29 a.m.

Informix gurus,

I've been asked by our IT Director to look into cloud computing, the
famous IT buzz word today. They were asking me if it were possible to
replicate our ERP system running Informix on HPUX to the cloud for D/R
using replication.

I'm not an Informix guru by no means. We are running Jenzabar CX on
Informix 10.00.HC 9 on HPUX 11i v2. In the next few months we will be
going to Informix 11.5 on HPUX 11i v3. Right now we are running
production on a PA-RISC rp7410 HP 9000 system and D/R on a smaller
PA-RISC rp7410 system. We are just starting to play with HDR but keep
getting pushed back for using our D/R HP 9000 for development stuff.

Next year we are replacing our HP PA-RISC servers with HP Integrity
servers. But when we started to look at a second Integrity server for
D/R, my boss wanted to start looking at cloud possibilities. Since I've
not done HDR replication yet, I'm not sure how and if that is possible
to the cloud. We have been told by our vendor, Jenzabar that we can't
use Informix Enterprise (ER) replication. The application is limited to
HDR only.

I hope my questions are not dumb but here are some things I just don't

* Is anyone doing Informix replication to the cloud?

* If I'm running a production HPUX Integrity server running
Jenzabar CX on Informix 11, does the server on the other end have to be
an Integrity server?

* On the same note, can I have my production HPUX Integrity
server connected to a SAN and use SAN based replication to another site
or cloud? Not sure how HDR fits into this equation if you can just do a
SAN to SAN replication.

I'm not sure of top management's goal of D/R as we are moving forward.
But I think they want to replicate and be able to come up in the cloud
if a hurricane was approaching or we just needed to switch over to the
cloud because of a fire.

I still believe our best option is an Integrity server in production
running on a SAN or local storage and a scaled down Integrity server on
a SAN or local storage at our co-location / DR site. Then next year
we can experiment with both HDR and possible SAN to SAN replication.
The difference from the cloud is I have control at our co-location site.
Our site is about 10 miles away and we have a 50 MB pipe between
production and co-location / DR site.

If anyone wants to reply to me separately off the listserv, please
e-mail me at

Andy Pistocchi

DBA / Systems Administrator

The University of Tampa

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    ANDREW PISTOCCHI -- Wednesday, 13 October 2010, at 11:29 a.m.

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