Informing the IBM Community

HA4i Multi-Node


Toronto, Ontario, May 2018 – Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd, leading providers of High Availability software for IBM i today announced a new version of their premier solution HA4i.  The new version HA4i Multi-Node allows multiple copies of the data and objects to be kept in sync in a one to many or many to one situation. Due to the methodology and broader complexity used, this Multi-Node solution is an independent product attracting its own pricing, and not an upgrade for Shield’s existing HA4i solution.

Scenarios such as providing a High Availability instance for fast switching plus a Disaster Recovery instance for infrastructure failure protection can be implemented. The ability to replicate at the environment (application level) allows both systems to participate in a production environment providing a better utilization of your IBM i resources.

Additional benefits with the latest levels of HA4i Multi-Node include new sensing technology that provides a continuous monitor for problems which require attention, any issues are fixed where appropriate and notifications sent by the built- in email capabilities.

Improved audit capabilities provide a cleaner and simpler way to continuously audit the replication processes with fewer commands.

Better packaging and code updates have provided significant performance improvements plus reduced the overall foot print for the product install.

Key Features

  • Many to one, or one to many
  • Easy to install and manage
  • Uses Remote Journal technology
  • Fully automated replication processes
  • Complete auditing functionality
  • Fully automated role-swap

Says Director Chris Hird, “HA4i Multi-Node will allow content to be sent not only to the High Availability Node but also to a Disaster Recovery Node so if the production system failed you have the ability to recovery whatever the disaster.” He adds, “The new set-up now provides a one way only replication configuration added to integrate with JT4i job data transportation’.

Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd has been providing High Availability solutions for the IBM i and its predecessors (AS/400, iSeries, i5 and Systemi) for more than 20 years. Shield is renowned for their top-quality service support, and less complex enterprise-level solutions at SMB prices.

Licensing is IBM tier-based.


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