IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 24

people don't know how to recover from it," Petersen says. "By the
time an administrator or operator
has called the right people, precious time has slipped away. Using
automation-where a system can
monitor itself-can lead to faster
recovery times."
Take the scenario of credit
cards, authorizations and fraud. If a
card is stolen or compromised, it's
! Ã&!ÃÆÉÃ'%ÉÈÃ)& Ã&ÉîÃ$%&ÃÉ)Ã
hours. If your credit card provider
is down for an hour, transactions
within a couple hundred dollars
are going to be approved. In
another example, someone
might be applying for a
loan at a car dealership.
That loan application might be sent
to multiple banks.
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then you could lose that
loan potential because you
can't respond fast enough.
3. Test Your System
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might sound stressful,
they can help control
chaos. As a best
practice, a DR
process should
be tested at least
twice a year. In the
spirit of Agile, after
a simulation, conduct a
review so you can continue
to improve.
The IBM solution at the Department of Treasury of Puerto Rico

enables the team to periodically
simulate an outage of the main site
and test failover to the alternate
location. Using insights gained
during these test runs allows
the team to identify and
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isolating applications
and data to ensure
the entire environment is replicated
accurately. "We never
know when another hurricane may hit Puerto Rico, but
at least we know that we're now
better prepared to absorb the
impact and recover quickly,"
Cruz Franqui notes.
4. Document
Processes
Best practice dictates
you document DR procedures thoroughly. The
people who put your DR plan
in place may not be around any
longer, or they may not be available. Effective knowledge transfer
helps everyone understand the
environment, safeguarding the
recovery process. "We are creating documentation that ensures
that we know how to manage the
solution long term and can communicate this information to new
employees," says Cruz Franqui.
In another example, when the
World Trade Center collapsed,
although many companies had
their DR sites off Manhattan in
New Jersey, they couldn't get to
them because all of the tunnels

and bridges were closed. Having
documentation in order will keep
things on track when an emergency arises.
5. Innovate
for the Future
IDC projects that
worldwide digital data will grow
from 33 ZB in 2018
to 175 ZB in 2025 (bit.
ly/2LVlP5h). Mainframes
run 30 billion transactions per
day, holding 80% of the world's
business data, and handle 90% of all
credit transactions (bit.ly/2PJqaq6).
More data to manage means more
data to recover. By exploring capabilities designed to enhance, rather
than complicate a DR plan, your
approach will withstand emergencies, and grow with the needs of the
organization.
New capabilities from
leading-edge IBM Z solutions help
ensure that the treasury can deliver vital services reliably and collect
the necessary revenue to fund the
government's operations. In the
future, the treasury is looking to
take advantage of new features like
pervasive encryption to protect
sensitive data, while reducing risk
and simplifying compliance with
IRS directives for encryption. Other
advances being explored include
using new blockchain capabilities
to collect and distribute payments.
This future strategy will help fortify
the treasury's defense against cyberattacks and ransomware.

Peace of Mind

"We never know when another hurricane may
hit Puerto Rico, but at least we know that we're
now better prepared to absorb the impact
and recover quickly."
-Raúl Cruz Franqui, CIO, Department of Treasury of Puerto Rico
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Achieving business continuity involves a trade-off between the cost
of an outage or data loss with the
investment required for achieving RPO and RTO. IBM solutions
address each of these metrics.
Robust, reliable and resilient IBM Z
solutions are available to help you
weather almost any storm.


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
Currents: A robot walks into a bar
Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
Currents: Solutions
Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: A robot walks into a bar
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 42
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 43
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 48
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 49
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 52
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 55
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - SE2
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