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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Connect:Direct
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 4, 2018

HA solution for Connect:Direct using replication

Since Cloud VMs are widely used these days, has IBM considered to certify HA solution for Connect:Direct on Cloud VMs without requiring OS-level clustering software such as Windows Clustering or Veritas Cluster Software (VCS) for Linux? Those OS-level clustering software and shared storage are expensive.
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID101341
RTC ID RTC_ID530317
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=101341
  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Oct 13, 2020

    Thank you for your patience as we've progressed with the enhancement request backlog for Connect:Direct. Unfortunately after additional consideration we believe that the decision on this request must be changed and that it will not be considered for inclusion into Connect:Direct moving forward. We believe that VM cluster support has become less critical as technology has evolved and that traditional cluster support and future container scalability would be the best areas for focus engineering resources.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager