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World Data Center Digitizes and Stores Invaluable Climate Data With IBM Solutions

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Executive Summary

The Russian Hydrometeorological Research Institute - World Data Center is the world's largest publicly available archive for hydrometeorology monitoring data. The organization receives more than 200 GB of new weather monitoring data each day and maintains over 1.5 petabytes of data. They also store archives on a variety of media, including paper. The organization needed a new mainframe and storage solution that would enable them to collect, process, store and share all information digitally. World Data Center implemented an IBM System z9 server running IBM z/VM and Linux. It features Integrated Facility for Linux and is connected to multiple IBM System Storage components. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Content Manager OnDemand, and IBM DB2 support data management.

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