Solution builds on MIMIX heritage to deliver affordable, real-time protection and fast recovery of business operations for small and medium businesses
Dubai, UAE, May 22, 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 small businesses 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 24x7. 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.”