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Is Traveler 9 the Alternative to BlackBerry?

Posted by Alain Cheyron on Fri, Mar 01, 2013
Lotus Notes Traveler

We confirmed our predictions on the new Traveler 9 during our recent attendance at IBM Connect 2013. IBM created Traveler 9 as their solution for routing emails from a mobile device andit’snow compatible with BlackBerry10, iOS6, Android, and the Windows Phone/RT. Traveler has focused their attention onto Mobile Device Management allowing third party vendors to conduct device management actions on its system with query users, query device statuses, approving or denying devices, setting security policies and issuing remote wipes. 

Traveler 9 also supports of the hottest trends right now, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This article explains that you can "mobilize your employees by supporting BYOD with the most comprehensive enterprise mobile collaboration in market, now supporting Windows Phone 7.5/8, BlackBerry 10 BES, and IBM i Server". 

Traveler 9 is web based:
• User State Data can be stored in SQL and DB2

• Clients (Android, Nokia, Windows, BlackBerry) are stored in Relational DB and in <dominodata>\domino\html\travelerclients

• Policies and Security Settings are stored in SQL or DB2

High Availability Traveler Architecture Map - IBM Connect 2013 from GSX

Above is an image from IBM Connect 2013 explaining the architecture of High Availability.  

High Availability, initally implemented in 2012, is one of the major focuses and improvements within this release from IBM. Now, device requests are spread across the Traveler service database pool by a Load Balancer before finally landing on the Domino mail servers. This is a significant improvement from the standalone server method of sending device requests straight to the Traveler server and then onto the Domino mail servers. The Traveler HA Pool is self-managed amongst a cluster of nodes, and it’s clear that these enhancements are focused on improving the overall performance of this tool. Therefore, we have concluded that this version offers both Traveler users and administrators much more control than ever before. 

Finally, GSX Solutions believes that the new Traveler 9 offers many valuable and powerful administration tools for its users focusing on high availability, accessibility and productivity. We are working to integrate many of these useful ideas to offer to our customers in the near future. Keep a lookout for more updates on this topic from us soon!

Tags: GSX Monitor, Lotus Domino Monitoring, server reporting software, Bring Your Own Device, application monitoring, Application Performance, server monitoring software, Traveler monitoring, lotus domino, BYOD, High Availability