In today's information technology market, there is a high demand for around the clock availability of data. This demand must be met in order for a business to compete with its competitors and maintain continued growth. Many of today's web, e-business, and spreadsheet applications require access to enterprise data. A reliable, fast and secure connection to host and System i™ databases must be established. This connection must be constantly available and be able to handle the high connection demands under critical load conditions. How can this connection be built?
A company has several workstations and application servers running on Windows®, Linux™, and UNIX®. These machines require access to data residing on several host and System i databases. Applications running on these machines demand fast and reliable connections to the databases. The entire system is connected by an Ethernet network using TCP/IP.Figure 1. Sample network scenario
For workstations and application servers to access host and System i databases, you need a connectivity component as an intermediary. This component must provide a highly available, robust, and fast connection to host and System i databases. It must also be scalable to anticipate for future growth in connection volume.
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