The EMC DLm8100/VMAX provides a powerful mainframe virtual tape library that is tightly integrated with the EMC VMAX enterprise storage platform, and SRDF data replication. This integration enables consistency of tape & DASD data between production and recovery sites for large, transaction-oriented enterprises such as banking, brokerage and insurance companies, where disaster restart with predictable Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) is a must. This consistency between tape & DASD data at both production and recovery sites, provides the shortest possible RPO and RTO for critical restart operations. At the heart of a multi-site business continuity architecture is an equally robust, highly available, tightly integrated network. This network consists of Brocade FICON Directors connecting mainframes to VMAX and DLm8000, as well as Brocade FCIP extension technology and MLXe routers for the long distance replication. This session will inform you how to architect and manage the optimal business continuity architecture with these platforms and 'why' it should be considered.