Vision Solutions Announces iTera High Availability Version 5.0

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With its latest release of iTera High Availability, Vision Solutions announces a spectrum of innovative enhancements that take System i resiliency to an unprecedented level. Version 5.0 dramatically boosts System i high availability (HA) automation, ease-of-use, and affordability for companies of any size.

ôSince the merger of Vision Solutions and iTera in November, weÆve worked diligently to bring iTera HA 5.0 to market and to say weÆre excited is an understatement,ö commented Chief Technology Officer Alan Arnold. "In a very short time we have successfully brought together the best of our respective technologies as well as the talents of our joint development teams to create a solution that provides bullet-proof HA reliability while further reducing its cost and complexity. We believe that iTera HA 5.0 is a significant step toward revolutionizing our industry.ö

Some of the major new features and benefits of iTera HA 5.0 include:

  • Broadly expanded autonomic capabilities that make it even easier to manage and monitor HA environments.
  • New autonomic features in the installation process that can reduce the time it takes to install and configure the product by as much as half for many companies, which equates to a lower cost of HA ownership.
  • New and expanded autonomic and alert features that ensure all essential HA monitoring and audit processes run regularly and successfully. In the infrequent case that a replication problem is detected by iTera HA that cannot be automatically resolved by the product, proactive alerts can be sent automatically to operators.
  • New role swap testing and monitoring features that provide users with ongoing assurance that the HA environment is role-swap ready.
  • Expanded security features that further ensure the reliability of HA environments.

"This new high availability solution is very exciting and the ability to test roll-overs without affecting the production environment is huge for us,ö said Senior Program Analyst Nick D'Alessandro of Strattec Security Corporation. ôAs part of the iTera HA 5.0 beta team, I can easily say this product delivers everything we expected, if not more.ö

ôiTera HA 5.0 reflects revolutionary reliability, usability, self-healing, performance, scalability, and backwards compatibility features,ö added Executive Vice President Dan NeVille. ôBy taking ease-of-use and self-healing to another level, weÆve made it possible for any organization to run an HA environment with very little user intervention. The new automated features let this product practically monitor itself. iTera HA 5.0 significantly reduces the implementation effort and further reduces the cost of ownership û and thatÆs something all companies will welcome.ö

About Vision Solutions
Merged with iTera in November 2006, Vision Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for the System i market. IBMÆs largest high availability Premier Business Partner, Vision Solutions is a recognized System i solutions leader with more than 2,700 customers and 12,000 licenses worldwide. The Company works closely with an international network of channel partners and IBM to deliver its industry-leading software, along with a powerful portfolio of services and support for protecting mission-critical applications and information from planned and unplanned downtime. Privately held by Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, Vision Solutions has corporate offices in Irvine and Salt Lake City, with offices worldwide.

With its latest release of iTera High Availability, Vision Solutions announces a spectrum of innovative enhancements that take System i resiliency to an unprecedented level. Version 5.0 dramatically boosts System i high availability (HA) automation, ease-of-use, and affordability for companies of any size.

ôSince the merger of Vision Solutions and iTera in November, weÆve worked diligently to bring iTera HA 5.0 to market and to say weÆre excited is an understatement,ö commented Chief Technology Officer Alan Arnold. "In a very short time we have successfully brought together the best of our respective technologies as well as the talents of our joint development teams to create a solution that provides bullet-proof HA reliability while further reducing its cost and complexity. We believe that iTera HA 5.0 is a significant step toward revolutionizing our industry.ö

Some of the major new features and benefits of iTera HA 5.0 include:

  • Broadly expanded autonomic capabilities that make it even easier to manage and monitor HA environments.
  • New autonomic features in the installation process that can reduce the time it takes to install and configure the product by as much as half for many companies, which equates to a lower cost of HA ownership.
  • New and expanded autonomic and alert features that ensure all essential HA monitoring and audit processes run regularly and successfully. In the infrequent case that a replication problem is detected by iTera HA that cannot be automatically resolved by the product, proactive alerts can be sent automatically to operators.
  • New role swap testing and monitoring features that provide users with ongoing assurance that the HA environment is role-swap ready.
  • Expanded security features that further ensure the reliability of HA environments.

"This new high availability solution is very exciting and the ability to test roll-overs without affecting the production environment is huge for us,ö said Senior Program Analyst Nick D'Alessandro of Strattec Security Corporation. ôAs part of the iTera HA 5.0 beta team, I can easily say this product delivers everything we expected, if not more.ö

ôiTera HA 5.0 reflects revolutionary reliability, usability, self-healing, performance, scalability, and backwards compatibility features,ö added Executive Vice President Dan NeVille. ôBy taking ease-of-use and self-healing to another level, weÆve made it possible for any organization to run an HA environment with very little user intervention. The new automated features let this product practically monitor itself. iTera HA 5.0 significantly reduces the implementation effort and further reduces the cost of ownership û and thatÆs something all companies will welcome.ö

About Vision Solutions
Merged with iTera in November 2006, Vision Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for the System i market. IBMÆs largest high availability Premier Business Partner, Vision Solutions is a recognized System i solutions leader with more than 2,700 customers and 12,000 licenses worldwide. The Company works closely with an international network of channel partners and IBM to deliver its industry-leading software, along with a powerful portfolio of services and support for protecting mission-critical applications and information from planned and unplanned downtime. Privately held by Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, Vision Solutions has corporate offices in Irvine and Salt Lake City, with offices worldwide.

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