SOURCE: Vision Solutions, Inc.

Vision Solutions, Inc.

February 15, 2011 12:59 ET

Vision Solutions Announces Double-Take® for AIX Software Updates

New Enhancements Provide Increased Application Availability, Better Data Protection and Improved Recovery Capabilities

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services with over 25,000 customers running Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, today launched Double-Take® Availability ™ and Double-Take RecoverNow™ for AIX version 3.6. The significant enhancements reflect the AIX product line and rebrands with the Double-Take name.

Product Descriptions

Double-Take RecoverNow for AIX
Double-Take RecoverNow for AIX (formerly known as EchoStream) is a true continuous data protection solution that delivers nearly instantaneous recovery of your applications and data at the push of a button. Unlike traditional backup solutions, it enables you to recover data from any point in time, easily and immediately. So when your business encounters accidental or malicious data corruption you can reverse the damage and continue on. Use it to make your data more secure, and as a cost-effective business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.

Double-Take Availability for AIX
Double-Take Availability for AIX (combines the products formerly known as EchoCluster and EchoStream for AIX) is the industry's most simplified disaster recovery and high availability solution for IBM Power Systems running AIX. Double-Take Availability for AIX combines real-time continuous data protection with the industry's most streamlined clustering to provide true information availability.

Key New Features Available in Double-Take Availability for AIX
Vision Solutions, Inc., is announcing several significant enhancements to its robust and affordable suite known as Double-Take Availability for AIX. The new release provides several important enhancements including support for IBM AIX v7 environments, easier setup and automation of replication configuration and the ability to work seamlessly in environments using IBM's Live Partition Mobility.

  •  Live partition mobility support is now supported in all Double-Take Availability for AIX products allowing services to work without disruption including movement of either the primary or secondary server (in a cluster) with no cluster failover occurring during the move. It also allows Double-Take Availability to see and manage the failover resources on the new target while the heartbeat from primary to secondary server continues throughout the move.

  • Bandwidth sizing tool helps users determine the proper sizing for their rewind window and to calculate the bandwidth required for replication.

  • Disk Heartbeat capability helps avoid false failovers by providing an additional alternate communication channel through which heartbeat messages are exchanged between the two nodes of the cluster using shared disk.


  • Vision RightTime CDP™ provides flexible, "Any-Point-In-Time" recovery and is the most flexible recovery point option in the market. It also supports aggressive SLA goals.

  • Vision TimeData™ improves productivity as a recovery system for R&D, testing, reporting and training. It also runs backups on replicated data and easily validates role swaps to ensure disaster recovery readiness.

  • Vision IntelliStart™ ensures easy installation and optimized configuration with simple, GUI-driven processes and auto discovery of storage environment.

  • Vision AutoGuard™ provides automatic notification and self-correction with visual indicators of system health and intelligent re-sync.

Shaun Sellers, senior product manager with Vision Solutions:
"Our software can quickly and easily 'undo' data corruption and errors with our integrated Continuous Data Protection technology. In the past, users had to run AIX-based commands and do calculations by hand to determine proper sizing for their rewind window and calculate the bandwidth required for replication. With Double-Take RecoverNow and Double-Take Availability, this function is automated through an intuitive user interface."

James M. Sims, VP IT, CIO with Save Mart Supermarkets:
"We use Double-Take Availability for AIX to protect our data because it's very efficient. We were very pleased with how easy it was to implement and believe it was a much better value compared to other solutions. With Double-Take Availability in place, our overall disaster recovery strategy continues to improve and our critical systems are even more secure. Furthermore, Vision Solutions is a very good partner and has provided superb service that often exceeded our expectations."


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™ 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, follow us on Twitter at, on other popular social networks or call 1.800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.