SOURCE: Vision Solutions

March 04, 2008 11:10 ET

Vision Solutions Enhances Cluster1 to Extend IBM's High Availability and Cluster Management Solutions

Software Solutions Integrated With Latest IBM Technologies Provide Unsurpassed Protection for Data and Critical Business Systems Within Today's Fast-Paced Marketplace

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM's (NYSE: IBM) Power Systems market, today announced significant enhancements to Vision Cluster1, the company's flagship enterprise cluster management solution for System i.

Developed in close cooperation with IBM, Vision Cluster1 is the industry's first solution to extend the reach of IBM HASM's (High Availability Solution Manager) capabilities beyond two-nodes and support advanced IBM technologies such as Switched Disk, Cross Site Mirroring (Geographic Mirroring as well as IBM's SAN-based solutions such as Metro Mirroring and Global Mirroring) and Cluster Services. Cluster1 integrates these advanced IBM technologies with Logical Replication solutions to provide true enterprise class high availability and disaster recovery protection.

"Built on a close development relationship with IBM, these fault-tolerant solutions extend IBM's latest technologies with Vision's award-winning software," says Vision Solutions' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Alan Arnold. "This collaboration and bundled offering sets a new precedence of flexibility and fault tolerance within our industry, protecting the most demanding high availability environments with built-in autonomics and relative simplicity."

Vision Cluster1 provides enhanced monitoring and autonomic capabilities that enable customers to more easily manage complex enterprise environments and meet aggressive RTOs and RPOs. When bundled with Vision's logical replication solutions, customers will benefit from an improved level of protection. Vision Cluster1 includes one-button switch capabilities that work with or without a logical replication solution. Vision's certified service providers can greatly simplify the deployment of complex cluster topologies. Our service providers will ensure that your solution is deployed more efficiently and with less downtime risk. Cluster1 is also backed by certified 24/7 service and support; these integrated offerings keep the world's most valuable System i environments highly available.

As both a Vision Solutions and IBM customer, Cabela's has an extensive high availability environment deployed across numerous systems. They utilize Vision's Cluster1 to simplify monitoring, management and control of their 24/7 environment. "Vision Solutions and IBM are vital to our High Availability plan," says Cabela's Senior Information Systems Specialist, Steve Treinen. "We have been extremely happy with the product as it has matured to handle systems of our size."

Market requirements for these integrated solutions have been established by a growing list of customers implementing IBM and Vision's integrated availability solutions. These offerings are capable of delivering the level of usability, flexibility and fault tolerance required by many of today's competing businesses.

"IBM continues to find value in the investment and support that Vision Solutions brings to our business and mutual customers," said Scott Handy, vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy, IBM Power Systems. "We have enjoyed a long, collaborative relationship with Vision."

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for IBM® System i and System p platforms. With a portfolio spanning the industry's most innovative and trusted HA solutions from ORION™, MIMIX® and iTERA™ brands, Vision keeps critical businesses 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, and support for i5/OS®, Windows®, and AIX® operating environments. As IBM's largest high availability Premier Business Partner (NYSE: IBM), Vision Solutions oversees a global network of business partners and services and support professionals to help our customers achieve their business goals. Privately held by Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide. For more information visit www.visionsolutions.com or call 800.957.4511.

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