Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery, and data migration software and services, announced today the release of MIMIX 8.0 for IBM i. The new release provides end users and partners with simplified configuration, monitoring and management and strengthens and streamlines HA/DR protection and performance in traditional and cloud-based environments.
The new MIMIX release addresses the needs of today's businesses for strong HA/DR protection that is easy for overburdened, understaffed IT teams to manage, scales to meet growing volumes of data, and provides the flexibility to operate on any IBM i hardware, storage or operating system whether physical, virtual or cloud-hosted.
"The high availability and disaster recovery needs of companies that depend upon IBM Power Systems are evolving at a remarkable pace. Tight budgets, skilled resource shortages, exploding data growth, and a strong demand for infrastructure flexibility and capital expense management are driving innovation," said Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Vision Solutions. "We developed MIMIX 8.0 for IBM i with these challenges in mind. Significant ease-of-use features, including the new data protection reports, increased replication performance and our new metered usage program, meet the usability, flexibility and scalability needs of our customers and partners alike."
All MIMIX branded products, including MIMIX Availability, MIMIX DR and MIMIX Move, are strengthened by this new release. The MIMIX Global companion product to MIMIX Availability that simplifies multi-node HA/DR management is also updated. New features and functionality include:
- On-demand data protection reports for increased visibility into protection status
- Browser-based replication configuration with best -practice-based wizards to include data in replication
- Strengthened IFS replication
- Substantial enhancements to replication performance and streamlined processing to keep pace with growing volumes of transactional data
- New metered usage licensing option equips managed service providers with DR-as-a-Service for customers on a pay-as-you-go basis
- Support for the IBM i 7.2 operating system on IBM's new POWER8 hardware
MIMIX 8.0 user Peter Hubby, senior systems engineer at Cardinal Health, a provider of products and services to the healthcare industry, remarked, "MIMIX 8.0 is packed with functionality. Cardinal Health has a very large integrated file system environment on six pairs of servers that replicate between data centers in Ohio and Illinois. MIMIX 8.0 efficiently handles our replication volume and is protecting our IFS data smoothly."
With IBM's April announcement of the POWER8 processor and October announcement of additional POWER8-based Power Systems servers, global businesses are now planning upgrades to new hardware and the IBM i 7.2 operating system. MIMIX Move 8.0, a blended software and professional services offering from Vision Solutions, provides full support for IBM i 7.2 to deliver near-zero, risk-free migration to new platforms – whether physical, virtual or in the cloud.
To learn more about MIMIX 8.0 or to request a product demo, visit www.visionsolutions.com.