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MIMIX DR הופך את ההתאוששות מאסון המבוססת על ענן לקלה ובמסגרת האפשרויות הכספיות עבור עסקים קטנים ובינוניים שמפעילים מערכות IBM i

אירביין, קליפורניה (Marketwired – 18 בספטמבר 2013) – Vision Solutions, Inc., ספקית מובילה של תוכנה ושירותי זמינות מידע, הודיעה היום ש-MIMIX DR נותן לספקי אירוח פתרון להתאוששות מאסון המבוסס על ענן שהוא מקיף אבל במסגרת האפשרויות הכספיות, להציע לעסקים קטנים ובינוניים שמפעילים יישומים קריטיים במערכות IBM i. הפתרון תומך במערכות IBM i מ-pGroups P05 עד P10 עם אחת עד ארבע (1 עד 4) ליבות.

MIMIX DR, שהוכרז לראשונה ב-7 במאי 2013, מאפשר לספקי אירוח להציע ללקוחות פתרון מלא להתאוששות מאסון שמגן על הנתונים בזמן אמת ללא צורך לרכוש או לנהל חומרה נוספת. כל הנתונים והיישומים משוכפלים ישירות לשרתים מנוהלים בענן, וזה משחרר עסקים קטנים ובינוניים עם ידע מוגבל בניהול IBM i מהנטל של ניהול פתרון ההתאוששות מאסון שלהם בעצמם, תוך הענקת הגנה מלאה בין גיבויי סרטים.  במקרה של כשל בשרת ה-IBM i של הלקוח, הפעילות העסקית יכולה להתחדש בשרת ההתאוששות מאסון המבוסס על ענן במהירות וביעילות, והלקוח מקבל תמיכה שבדרך כלל נראתה רק ברמה של ארגונים. כשמשיגים שרת פרודקשן חדש, או כשהשרת הישן מתוקן, אפשר לשחזר אותו באופן מלא באמצעות MIMIX DR.

MIMIX DR מנצל את הטכנולוגיה שנבנתה לאורך המורשת של יותר מעשרים שנה שיצר MIMIX Availability של Vision Solutions, מוצר שהוא שם נרדף לזמינות גבוהה שמתאים את גודלו מעסקים קטנים לארגונים גדולים. MIMIX DR מציע הגנת התאוששות מאסון מקיפה וקלה לשימוש במחיר שמתאים לתקציבים של עסקים קטנים ובינוניים. בין התכונות:

  • ממשק משתמש פשוט מבוסס דפדפן
  • הגנה מקיפה על נתונים ויישומים עד לנקודת הכשל באמצעות שכפול רציף בזמן אמת אל הענן
  • ביקורת חסינה על הנתונים המשוכפלים כדי להבטיח התאוששות מלאה של הנתונים והיישומים
  • אפשרות לעבור בזמן כשל לעותק משוכפל מלא שממתין ללא תהליך שחזור ארוך
  • שחזור מלא ומהיר של כל הנתונים והיישומים מהענן בחזרה אל שרת הפרודקשן ברגע שהבעיות נפתרו

“כמו MIMIX Availability, קל להתקין ולהשתמש ב-MIMIX DR”, אמר פיט מסיילו, הנשיא של iTech Solutions, שותפה אסטרטגית של Vision Solutions. “אין השקעה מראש של הון, וההשקעה של הלקוח בהתקנה מינימלית. MIMIX DR נותן לנו את היכולת להציע פתרון מלא להתאוששות מאסון במחיר שאפילו הלקוחות הכי הקטנים שלנו יכולים להרשות לעצמם, כך שהם יכולים להפעיל את העסק שלהם ולדעת שהנתונים שלהם מוגנים. זה הכל עניין של ראש שקט”.

בעבר, עסקים קטנים ובינוניים רבים הימרו שגיבויי סרטים יומיים יספיקו לעסק שלהם משום שפתרון אמיתי להתאוששות מאסון היה מעבר לתקציב או ליכולות הטכניות שלהם. הם מבינים יותר ויותר שאופי העסקים השתנה, והם צריכים להסתגל לכך.

“חנויות קטנות מאוד שיש בהן כיום מידה רבה של מיחשוב דורשות עכשיו את אותה רמה של התאוששות מאסון כמו ארגונים עסקיים גדולים”, אמר הרולד רייפורד, מנהל המכירות של פתרונות ב-ServIT, עוד שותפה אסטרטגית של Vision Solutions. “בשוק של היום לחברה הכי קטנה יכול להיות טווח הגעה גלובלי, ולא רוצים שם את החשיפה לאובדן הזמנות או את חוסר היכולת לספק בקשה של לקוח כי הם יודעים כמה זה קל למצוא מתחרה באינטרנט. MIMIX DR מאפשר לנו לספק ללקוחותינו הגנה על נתונים ברמה של ארגון בלי דאגות לגבי קניית ציוד, עדכון תוכנה או ניהול רישיונות. זה הפתרון האידיאלי לעסקים הקטנים והבינוניים כיום”.

אודות Vision Solutions (visionsolutions.com)

Vision Solutions® היא ספקית חשובה של פתרונות הגנה והתאוששות באמצעות ענן, זמינות גבוהה, התאוששות מאסונות, העברה ושיתוף נתונים חוצה פלטפורמות למערכות IBM Power, Windows, Linux, AIX ומחשוב ענן. הפתרונות MIMIX®, iTERA(tm) ו-Double-Take® שלנו  מקלים על ארגונים לאמץ אסטרטגיות התאוששות מאסון מבוססות ענן, לבצע העברות עם זמן השבתה קרוב לאפס וללא סיכון, לשתף נתונים בזמן אמת בפלטפורמות שונות ולהעביר, להגן ולשחזר נתונים, יישומים ומערכות הפעלה מכל סוג בכל שילוב של שרתים פיזיים, וירטואליים או ענן. והמוצרים שלנו לא רק מבטלים זמן השבתה, הם גם ממשיכים להתפתח לצד הטכנולוגיות המתקדמות ביותר בשוק.

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MIMIX DR يجعل استرداد البيانات المهمة المستضافة على السحابية أمرًا سهلاً وميسورًا للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة التي تعمل بنظام IBM i

يوفر الحل الجديد النسخ المتماثل لعمليات الأعمال في الوقت الحقيقي والاسترداد السريع لها دون الحاجة
إلى شراء أجهزة إضافية أو إداراتها

إيرفاين، كاليفورنيا، 4 يونيو Marketwired 2013 – أعلنت اليوم شركة Vision Solutions, Inc، إحدى الشركات الرائدة في مجال تقديم البرمجيات وخدمات إتاحة المعلومات، عن تقديم MIMIX DR الذي يتيح استضافة مزودي الخدمات حلاً شاملاً وميسورًا لاسترداد البيانات المهمة القائم على السحابية للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة التي لديها تطبيقات حيوية لمهام معينة على نظام التشغيل IBM i. يدعم الحل أنظمة التشغيل IBM i ابتداءً من P05 وP10 pGroups فضلاً عن واحد إلى أربعة (1 إلى 4) من مراكز المعالجات.

تتيح MIMIX DR، منذ إعلانها الأول في 7 مايو 2013، استضافة مزودي الخدمات لتقديم حلاً كاملاً لاسترداد البيانات المهمة الذي يحمي البيانات في الوقت الفعلي بدون الحاجة إلى شراء أيّ أجهزة إضافية أو إداراتها. تُنسخ جميع البيانات والتطبيقات نسخًا متماثلاً مباشرةً إلى الخوادم التي يُجرى إداراتها في السحابية، مما يؤدي إلى تحرير الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة ذات مهارات إدارية محدودة فيما يتعلق بأنظمة التشغيل IBM i من عبء إدارة حل استرداد بياناتها المهمة بأنفسها بينما توفر حماية كاملة بين النسخ الاحتياطية على الوسائط الشريطية. وفي حالة فشل خادم IBM i الخاص بالعميل، فيمكن استئناف عمليات الأعمال الموجودة على خادم استرداد البيانات المهمة القائم على السحابية بسرعة وكفاءة، مما يؤدي إلى توفير نوع دعم العميل الذي لا يمكن تحقيقه إلا على مستوى المؤسسة. عندما يتم الحصول على خادم إنتاج جديد أو إصلاح خادم قديم، فيمكن استعادته تمامًا باستخدام MIMIX DR.

يعزز MIMIX DR من التقنية التي تم تطويرها بناءً على الخبرة المورثة التي تربو عن 20 عامًا من خلال حل MIMIX Availability من شركة Vision Solutions، وهو عبارة عن منتج مرادف لإتاحة مناسبة للشركات بدءًا من الصغيرة منها ووصولاً إلى الشركات الكبيرة. يقدم MIMIX DR حماية شاملة لاسترداد البيانات المهمة تتسم بسهولة الاستخدام بسعر يناسب ميزانيات الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة. ومن بين المزايا التي يشتمل عليها:

       واجهة مستخدم سهلة الاستخدام تعتمد على المتصفح

       حماية شاملة للبيانات والتطبيقات من وصولها إلى درجة الإخفاق التام باستخدام النسخ المتماثل المستمر في الوقت الحقيقي إلى السحابية.

       التدقيق السليم للبيانات المنسوخة لضمان قابلية استرداد البيانات والتطبيقات بالكامل

       إمكانية تجاوز الفشل لاستكمال النسخة المتماثلة قيد الانتظار بدون عمليات استعادة ذات إجراءات طويلة

       استعادة كاملة وسريعة لجميع البيانات والتطبيقات من السحابية مرة أخرى بمجرد حل المشكلات

يقول بيت ماسيلو، رئيس شركة iTech Solutions الشريك الإستراتيجي لشركة Vision Solutions، أن “MIMIX DR، الذي يشبه MIMIX Availability، يتميز بسهولة التثبيت والاستخدام”. “وأنه ليس هناك استثمار رأس مال مدفوعًا مقدمًا وأن العميل أمامه فرصة ضئيلة لبدء استثمار. ويمنحنا MIMIX DR القدرة على تقديم حل كامل وميسور التكلفة فيما يتعلق باسترداد البيانات المهمة لأصغر عملائنا، ولذلك يمكنهم إدارة شركاتهم التجارية من خلال التعرف على بياناتهم المحمية. فهذا يوفر راحة بال كاملة”.

قد راهنت العديد من الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة في الماضي على أن عمليات النسخ الاحتياطي على الوسائط الشريطية اليومية كافية لأعمالهم لأن حل استرداد البيانات المهمة كان يفوق ميزانيتهم أو قدراتهم الفنية. وأنهم يدركون تدريجيًا أن طبيعة أعمالهم قد تغيرت وأنها بحاجة إلى التكيف معها.

 يقول هارولد ريفورد، مدير المبيعات في ServIT، الشريك الإستراتيجي الآخر لشركة Vision Solutions، أن “المتاجر الصغير للغاية التي أصبحت تشغل آليًا إلى حد كبير تطالب الآن بنفس المستوى من استرداد البيانات المهمة مثل مؤسسات الأعمال”. “وقد يكون للشركات الأصغر حجمًا تواجدًا عالميًا في السوق اليومي وأنها لا تريد التعرض للأوامر المفقودة أو عدم القدرة على التسليم بناءً على طلب العميل لأنهم يعرفون أنه من السهل البحث عن منافس عبر الإنترنت. يتيح لنا MIMIX DR بتوفير الحماية اللازمة للبيانات على مستوى المؤسسة للعملاء بدون إبداء أيّ قلل بشأن شراء معدات أو تحديث البرامج أو إدارة التراخيص. فإن هذا هو الحل المثالي للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة الحالية”.

  (visionsolutions.com) نبذة عن Vision Solutions

تعد شركة Vision Solutions® واحدة من الشركات الرائدةفي تقديم حلول الحماية في السحابية والاستعادة، وحلول الإتاحة الفائقة، واسترداد البيانات المهمة، ونقل البيانات وتبادلها عبر منصات أنظمة IBM Power Systems و Windows وLinux والحوسبة السحابية. وتسهل حلول MIMIX® و iTERA(tm) وDouble-Take®  التي تقدمها شركة Vision Solution على المؤسسات اعتماد إستراتيجيات لاسترداد البيانات المهمة القائمة على السحابية، وإجراء عمليات نقل دون توقف تقريبًا دون التعرض للخطر، فضلاً عن تبادل البيانات في الوقت الحقيقي عبر المنصات، ونقل وحماية واسترداد البيانات والتطبيقات وأنظمة التشغيل من أيّ نوع على أيّ مجموعة من الخوادم الفعلية أو الظاهرية أو السحابية. فضلاً عن أن منتجاتنا لا تُحد فقط من وقت التوقف، بل إنها تستمر في التطور مع أكثر التقنيات تطورًا متاحة في السوق.

MIMIX DR Makes Cloud-Hosted Disaster Recovery Easy and Affordable for SMBs Running IBM i

New Solution Provides Real-Time Replication and Fast Recovery of Business Operations Without the Need to Purchase or Manage Additional Hardware

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – September 5, 2013) –  Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services, today announced that MIMIX DR gives hosting providers a comprehensive yet affordable, cloud-based disaster recovery solution to offer to small and medium businesses (SMBs) running mission-critical applications on the IBM i. The solution supports IBM i systems from P05 and P10 pGroups with one to four (1 to 4) cores.

MIMIX DR, first announced on May 7, 2013, allows hosting providers to offer customers a complete disaster recovery solution that protects data in real time without the need to purchase or manage additional hardware. All data and applications are replicated directly to managed servers in the cloud, freeing SMBs with limited IBM i administrative skills from the burden of managing their DR solution themselves while providing full protection between tape backups. Should the customer’s IBM i server fail, business operations can be resumed on the cloud-based DR server quickly and efficiently, delivering the type of customer support normally only seen at the enterprise level. When a new production server is obtained, or the old server is repaired, it can be completely restored using MIMIX DR.

MIMIX DR leverages the technology built throughout the 20-plus-year heritage established by Vision Solutions’ MIMIX Availability, a product synonymous with high availability that scales from small businesses to large enterprises. MIMIX DR offers comprehensive, easy to use disaster recovery protection at a price aligned with SMB budgets. Features include:

-Easy, browser-based user interface
-Comprehensive protection of data and applications up to the point of failure using continuous, real-time replication to the cloud
-Robust auditing of replicated data to ensure data and applications are fully recoverable
-Ability to failover to the complete, waiting replica without lengthy restore processes
-Fast, full restore of all data and applications from the cloud back to the production server once issues are resolved

“Like MIMIX Availability, MIMIX DR is easy to install and use,” said Pete Massiello, President of iTech Solutions, a strategic partner to Vision Solutions. “There is no up-front capital investment, and the customer has a very minimal set-up investment. MIMIX DR gives us the ability to offer an affordable, full DR solution to even our smallest customers, so they can operate their businesses knowing their data is protected. It’s all about peace of mind.”

In the past, many SMBs have gambled that daily tape backups were sufficient for their business because a true DR solution was beyond their budget or their technical capabilities. Increasingly they are realizing that the nature of business has changed, and they need to adapt to it.

“Very small shops that have become highly automated are now demanding the same level of DR as large enterprise organizations,” said Harold Raeford, Director of Solution Sales for ServIT, another strategic partner to Vision Solutions. “The smallest company can have a global reach in today’s marketplace, and they don’t want the exposure of lost orders or the inability to deliver on a customer request because they know how easy it is to find a competitor online. MIMIX DR allows us to provide our customers enterprise-level data protection without having to worry about buying equipment, updating software or managing licenses. It’s the ideal solution for today’s SMBs.”

About Vision Solutions (visionsolutions.com)
Vision Solutions® is the premiere provider of cloud protection and recovery, high availability, disaster recovery, migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for IBM Power Systems, Windows, Linux and cloud computing. Vision Solutions’ MIMIX®, iTERA(tm) and Double-Take® solutions make it easy for organizations to adopt cloud-based disaster recovery strategies, perform near-zero downtime migrations without risk, share data in real-time across platforms and move, protect and restore data, applications and operating systems of any kind on any combination of physical, virtual or cloud servers. And, not only do our products eliminate downtime, they continue to evolve alongside the most cutting-edge technology on the market.

Contact:
Vision Solutions
312-673-6053
Joy.DiNaro@TechImage.com

Vision Solutions Launches MIMIX DR to Provide Disaster Recovery for SMB IBM i Users

Solution Builds on MIMIX Heritage to Deliver Affordable, Real-Time Protection and Fast Recovery of Business Operations for Small and Medium Businesses

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – May 7, 2013) – Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services, today announced the introduction of MIMIX DR, a comprehensive yet affordable disaster recovery solution developed specifically for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that have mission critical applications on the IBM i operating system.

MIMIX DR provides real-time data replication, protecting against data and application loss between daily tape backup or snapshot-based methods. In the event of an unplanned outage, MIMIX DR acts as a “hot” secondary system, keeping the business running until the primary system can be brought back online. Full recovery times are measured in hours rather than days.

“Businesses can find themselves exposed to risk should a problem occur between tape backups,” said Bob Morici, Director of Technical Sales for Baseline, a strategic partner to Vision Solutions. “For those SMBs, the loss of even a couple of hours’ worth of data can be difficult to overcome. And if they can’t get the business quickly back up and running, the result can be catastrophic. MIMIX DR creates a safety net that captures the transactions between periodic backups so there is no data loss, and helps them get their businesses back online rapidly.”

MIMIX DR builds on the more than 20-year heritage established by Vision Solutions’ MIMIX Availability, a product synonymous with high availability that scales from small businesses to large enterprises. MIMIX DR offers high-quality, reliable protection at a price aligned with SMB budgets. Features include:

Easy, browser-based user interface

Comprehensive protection of data and applications up to the point of failure using continuous, real-time replication

Robust auditing of replicated data to ensure data and applications are fully recoverable

Ability to failover to the complete, waiting replica without lengthy restore processes

Flexible configuration for protection on-site, off-site or in the cloud.

Small and medium businesses running a mission-critical application on IBM i will benefit from MIMIX DR, regardless of their industry. In addition to traditional licensing, MIMIX DR is available as a cloud-hosted or managed services offering through Vision’s global network of partners. MIMIX DR-as-a-Service is ideal for businesses without a second disaster recovery system, or for those who lack access to a site which is geographically distant for protection from site outage or natural disaster.

“Many SMBs don’t realize how vulnerable they are to data loss during the business day,” said Alan Arnold, Chief Technology Officer, Vision Solutions. “This is especially true if their business day is now 24×7. Backup and recovery systems that met their needs when they were starting out may not be sufficient to keep up with their growth. We designed MIMIX DR to help them close the gaps in their data protection and meet increasingly more stringent regulations without making major capital expenditures. With everything going on in the world today, MIMIX DR is a very smart investment.”

About Vision Solutions (visionsolutions.com)
Vision Solutions® is the premier provider of cloud protection and recovery, high availability, disaster recovery, migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for IBM Power Systems, Windows, Linux, AIX and cloud computing. Vision Solutions’ Double-Take®, iTERA(tm) and MIMIX® solutions make it easy for organizations to adopt cloud-based disaster recovery strategies, perform near-zero downtime migrations without risk, share data in real-time across platforms and move, protect and restore data, applications and operating systems of any kind on any combination of physical, virtual or cloud servers. And, not only do our products eliminate downtime, they continue to evolve alongside the most cutting-edge technology on the market.

Contacts
Kim Kaminski
Vision Solutions, Inc.
Office: 630-282-8280
kimberly.kaminski@visionsolutions.com

Joy DiNaro
Tech Image for Vision Solutions, Inc.
Office: 312-673-6053
Mobile: 847-809-0406
Joy.DiNaro@TechImage.com

Vision Solutions’ Double-Take(R) MOVE(TM) Provides Fast, Easy Migration to Windows Azure

Solution Allows No-Risk, Near-Zero Downtime Migration of Enterprise Server Workloads to Microsoft’s New Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Cloud Platform

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – April 19, 2013) – Vision Solutions, Inc., a premier provider of cloud protection and recovery, high availability and disaster recovery, and migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions and a Microsoft® Gold Partner, today confirmed that its Double-Take® MOVE(tm) solution has all the capabilities enterprises require to migrate their Windows Server workloads into Microsoft’s Windows Azure Infrastructure Services cloud platform, which was announced on April 16th. Double-Take MOVE enables enterprises to perform easy, no-risk, near-zero downtime migrations from any combination of physical, virtual or cloud platforms into the new Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

“Windows Azure really represents the next generation of cloud computing,” said Alan Arnold, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Vision Solutions. “As a long time Microsoft partner, we are excited to be ready to provide support for near-zero downtime migrations to customers moving to Windows Azure.”

Double-Take MOVE assists businesses looking to trim computing costs and improve efficiency through cloud computing. With Windows Azure, businesses can take advantage of one consistent platform regardless of where workloads are running.

Additionally, customers can benefit from consistency in heterogeneous environments between Microsoft datacenters, hosted datacenters and their own internal datacenters.

Windows Azure provides Double-Take MOVE customers with:

*          Flexible development
*          Unified management
*          Integrated virtualization
*          Complete data platform

Double-Take MOVE protects business productivity with resource-friendly, real-time replication technology that allows users and applications to remain productive while the migration is happening. It also provides the flexibility to migrate a specific set of data or an entire server, including the file system, permissions, attributes, compression and encryption setting — all without suspending production operations. Customers can take advantage of Double-Take MOVE to migrate their workloads from any physical server or hypervisor, on premise or cloud installation into Windows Azure. So whether customers need to move from a physical server to Windows Azure or from VMware to Windows Azure to reduce IT costs, Double-Take MOVE is the tool to enable those migrations.

Double-Take MOVE is a part of the Double-Take suite, Vision Solutions’ flagship offering for Windows and Linux, developed with more than 20 years’ experience providing global availability services and protection to businesses and partners. With more than 25,000 customers running in Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, Vision Solutions excels at the continuous pursuit of making business continuity simpler and more affordable.

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions is a premier provider of cloud replication and recovery, high availability and disaster recovery, migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for Windows, Linux®, AIX®, IBM® i and Cloud Computing markets. Our Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA(tm) brands enable organizations from SMB to enterprise to affordably and efficiently protect data, systems and applications with products that have been trusted for over 22 years. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VSI_DoubleTake , on other popular social networks or call 1.800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.

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Kim Kaminski
Vision Solutions, Inc.
Office: 630-282-8280
kimberly.kaminski@visionsolutions.com

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Tech Image for Vision Solutions, Inc.
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Vision Solutions Announces Double-Take Share(R) 5.1

Latest Version of Double-Take Share Delivers Support for Microsoft(R) SQL Server(R) 2012 and Performance Enhancements for IBM i and Teradata

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – March 20, 2013) – Vision Solutions, Inc., a premier provider of Cloud Protection and Recovery, High Availability and Disaster Recovery, and Migration and Cross-Platform Data Sharing solutions, today announced the release of Double-Take Share® 5.1. Double-Take Share provides easy, on-demand data sharing among databases in real-time. The latest update, version 5.1, features enhanced support for Microsoft® SQL Server®, including support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, increased performance when running in IBM i and Teradata environments, and support for additional versions of z/OS.

Many organizations, regardless of size, are held back by a data nightmare — multiple databases, incompatible applications and mismatched platforms — all of which lead to decreased productivity. Double-Take Share enables organizations to break through the barriers that lock data in hardware, operating systems, database or application platforms, with a simple, automated tool that enables real-time data sharing between disparate databases, ultimately leading to increased productivity and profitability.

Key Features of Double-Take Share 5.1 include:

Enhancements for Microsoft SQL Server environments provide support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as both a source and target database, enabling users to move data to or from Microsoft’s flagship database management system. Replication of XML data is provided in homogeneous Microsoft SQL Server environments, even between different versions of SQL Server, and support for multiple metabases in SQL Server environments provides additional flexibility for organizations employing multiple data models.

Enhancements for IBM i provide higher performance, allowing more transactions to be replicated with lower system resource utilization. Support has also been added for *MAXOPT3 receiver size option for IBM i customers to lower their maintenance and operational overhead by allowing the receiver to be the reset less frequently.

Additional performance and platform support enhancements have been made to yield better replication performance in Teradata environments as well as support for IBM z/OS 1.12 and z/OS 1.13.

Double-Take Share 5.1 is part of Vision’s Migration and Cross-Platform Data Sharing solution family.

Quotes:
Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer with Vision Solutions:
“Companies turn to Double-Take Share to simplify data integration, automate data sharing and eliminate the time-consuming manual processes that can tie up productivity. Because Double-Take Share requires no programming, customers often realize an immediate return on investment via increased productivity and profitability. With Double-Take Share 5.1′s enhanced Microsoft SQL Server support and IBM i performance improvements, real-time data sharing between databases has never been easier.”

Marc Staimer, president and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting:
“Effectively exchanging data between and among database enterprise applications is difficult and problematic. That difficulty increases geometrically when those databases are from different vendors. Vision Solutions’ Double-Take Share 5.1 transforms this problem into a simple process with database sharing that is analogous to the straightforwardness of ordinary file sync and share.”

To learn more about Vision Solutions and Double-Take Share 5.1, visit www.visionsolutions.com.

About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the premier provider of cloud replication and recovery, high availability and disaster recovery, and migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for Windows, Linux, IBM i, AIX and Cloud Computing markets. Vision Solutions’ Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA(tm) solutions offerings allow organizations worldwide from SMB to enterprise affordably and efficiently protect their data, systems and applications with the brands they have trusted for over 22 years. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter @VSI_DoubleTake, @VSI_Power or call 1-800-957-4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801-799-0300.

Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

© Copyright 2013, Vision Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Hyper-V, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. IBM, AIX, IBM i and z/OS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

Vision Solutions Contact:
Jennifer Cumbee
Vision Solutions
Tel: +1.630.282.8283
Email: jennifer.cumbee@visionsolutions.com

Vision Solutions iTERA Availability 6.1 Delivers Improved Business Continuity for IBM i

Latest Version of iTERA Availability 6.1 Provides Small and Mid-Size Businesses Even Faster, Stronger and Smarter Availability

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – January 16, 2013) – Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services with more than 25,000 customers running Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, today announced the latest release of iTERA Availability for IBM i. Version 6.1 provides significant new features and enhancements that deliver faster replication, stronger audit technology and simpler installation, configuration and control.

iTERA Availability 6.1 is the latest version of the product previously branded as iTERA HA. It provides businesses with the ability to virtually eliminate both planned and unplanned downtime by maintaining a secondary system that is kept up to date in real time. The updated version of iTERA Availability delivers enterprise-level audit technology and simplified installation for both small and mid-size markets.

Highlights of the new version of iTERA Availability include:

  • Enhanced auditing – Comprehensive auditing with self-healing ensures data integrity and worry-free role swaps. Enhanced audit technology in iTERA Availability 6.1 provides significantly increased audit performance, enhanced file and IFS data auditing, and expanded audit coverage. New reporting features give visibility into queued and active audits, previous audit results and repair history.
  • Increased replication performance – iTERA Availability 6.1 fully leverages IBM’s proven Remote Journaling technology to deliver even faster, more resilient communication between production and backup systems. iTERA Availability’s replication is tuned to maximize performance and minimize recovery time.
  • Faster virtual role swap recovery – iTERA Availability customers rely on virtual role swap tests to verify their readiness for worry free failover. iTERA Availability 6.1 delivers quicker recovery from a virtual role swap, allowing customers to quickly resynchronize their backup system after testing for high availability readiness, even in high transaction environments.
  • Streamlined installation and simplified configuration – With a wizard-based, streamlined process for both new installs and upgrades, iTERA Availability 6.1 provides consistency in install size and install time. With version 6.1, iTERA Availability users can also install or upgrade all logical partitions simultaneously.
  • Consolidated configuration panel – Along with expanded on-line help, the iTERA Availability 6.1 user interface includes a new consolidated configuration panel that makes it easier to manage configuration settings. The new panel consolidates more than 200 unique policies to provide easier look-up of policy settings and visibility into configuration values.

 Quote:

Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Vision Solutions:
“The latest version of iTERA Availability demonstrates our continued commitment to providing businesses of all sizes with the best solutions for availability and data protection. With iTERA Availability 6.1, we are providing small and mid-size companies that rely on the IBM i platform with best-of-breed availability for their critical applications. We continually deliver high levels of innovation and support in order to provide customers with the highest possible levels of business continuity.”

Jim Marshall, Systems Administrator, ABM Industries Inc.:
“Our goal at ABM Industries is to automate our HA and minimize daily housekeeping. The new audit technology available in iTERA Availability 6.1 is user friendly, and the reporting tool has been very useful in identifying any issues. Both help us meet our goal.”

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 About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision’s trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA(tm) high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com or follow us on Twitter @VSI_Power, or on other popular social networks.

Vision Solutions Contact:
Jennifer Cumbee
Vision Solutions
Tel: +1.630.282.8283
Email: jennifer.cumbee@visionsolutions.com