IBM Global MAILBOX

IBM Sterling Global MAILBOX

Achieve highly available, always-on file transfer operations

IBM Sterling Global Mailbox helps companies address demands for high availability operations and redundancy with a robust and reliable data storage solution available across geographically distributed locations. The solution supports active-active communications for disruption resiliency and disaster recovery in near real-time.

Global Mailbox is an optional component of its IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway solutions, and designed to work with IBM Sterling Control Center:

Companies looking to deploy IBM Sterling Global Mailbox can leverage the solution to:

  • Provide a purpose-built, multi-data center mailbox architecture
  • Deliver a geographically distributed mailbox capability
  • Provide consistent views of files and documents across locations
  • Eliminate the need for custom solutions and database replication

Key highlights

Enables always on operations

Enables high-availability of operations through geographical distribution of data centers and near real-time replication of data across those centers. The solution ensures highperformance with little or no downtime and near real time recovery. This, in turn, helps ensure compliance with service-level agreements (SLAs) and that customer service and expectations are met.

Disaster resiliency and recovery

Ensures greater resiliency to disruptions and highly-efficient recovery in the event of a disruption or disaster with a purpose-built, multi-data center mailbox architecture. Enables companies to deploy an active-active or active-passive recovery. Ensures disaster recovery.

Configurable geographic distribution

Flexible and configurable geographic distribution options to meet performance and customer-service
requirements.

Easy to use and intuitive UI

Intuitive UI makes managing global mailboxes, data replication and recovery easy for IT and operations users — ensuring high-availability and near real-time recovery.

The diagram shows the various components of Global Mailbox and the configuration required for minimum high availability in a two data center system.

Benefits of IBM Sterling Global Mailbox

Ensures high-availability operations

Provides capabilities to maintain high-availability and efficient disaster resilience and recovery, including
active-active communications.

Real-time data replication

Real-time data replication eliminating the need for backup databases or custom-built approaches to
disaster recovery.

Configurable geographic distribution

Flexible and configurable geographic distribution options to meet performance and customer-service level
requirements.

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