SOURCE: Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions

September 08, 2009 06:07 ET

New Whitepaper From Vision Solutions Contrasts the Spectrum of Disaster Recovery Options for IBM i and AIX

Leading Technologies Are Compared and Contrasted to Eliminate Guesswork

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Vision Solutions, a leading high availability, disaster recovery, and data management solutions provider in IBM (NYSE: IBM) Power Systems markets, today announces a a new white paper providing an extensive end-to-end overview of data protection and recovery strategies for IBM Power i and AIX environments.

The 29-page paper, "Next-Generation Disaster Recovery and Availability Technologies for IBM Power Systems," covers the spectrum of resilience and recovery technologies to help managers of IBM i (i5/OS) and AIX environments view and compare all available options in one place -- including next-generation technologies such as continuous data protection (CDP), automated journal recovery and IASP.

"Our endeavor here is not only to give IT managers and operators of IBM i and AIX environments a single source for comparing protection and recovery technologies, but most importantly, to outline how each of these stack up against each other in terms of recovery time and recovery point," says Vision Solutions' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Alan Arnold.

"Most small companies know they need to improve their recovery time and/or data recovery point beyond tape saves but don't always know all of the options that exist," adds Bill Rice, director of marketing communications for Vision Solutions. "This new paper helps clarify the options based on Vision's extensive experience and global leadership in the HA and disaster recovery space."

The paper covers both single-system and multiple-system technologies/strategies, including: tape backups, journaling/logging, hot/cold sites, RAID, disk mirroring, remote journaling, logical replication, logical partitioning (virtual servers), local and remote hardware mirroring, SAN copy services, managed journal recovery, continuous data protection (CDP), high availability, IASP, clustering and more.

Also included in the paper are a series of diagrams -- one building on the other -- that makes it easy to see how each technology and strategy compares to the others in terms of improvements in recovery time and the completeness of data recovery.

Says Rice, "This document is an 'industry first' that provides managers of IBM i and AIX environments an up-to-date overview of the many options for adding resilience and recovery capabilities."

To download a copy of the paper, "Next-Generation Disaster Recovery and Availability Technologies for IBM Power Systems," click here. To learn about Vision Solutions and its high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions, go to or call 800-957-4511.

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and systems/data management solutions for IBM® Power Systems. With a portfolio spanning industry's most innovative and trusted HA technologies from iTERA™, MIMIX® and ORION Solutions™, Vision keeps critical business information continuously protected and available. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products ensure business continuity, increase productivity, reduce operating costs and satisfy compliance requirements. Vision also offers advanced cluster management and systems management solutions along with support for IBM i, Windows, and AIX operating environments. As IBM's largest high availability Premier Business Partner (NYSE: IBM), Vision Solutions oversees a global network of partners and professionals to help customers achieve business goals. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit or call 800.957.4511.

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