SOURCE: Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions

January 26, 2016 09:00 ET

Vision Solutions Releases MIMIX 8.1, Easier Solution Management for IBM i High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Migration

MIMIX 8.1 Update Delivers Faster Replication, Virtual Switch and Other New Features for Easy Management, Scalability and Assured Protection From All Forms of Downtime

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery, and migration software and services, announced today the release of MIMIX 8.1 for IBM i. The product update delivers faster replication to protect the growing volumes of data and transactions reported by businesses of all sizes; greater confidence that applications can switch to a backup server at a moment's notice; and easier solution management to minimize demands on IT resources. 

MIMIX 8.1 makes Vision Solutions' suite of MIMIX products -- which includes MIMIX Availability, the industry leader in IBM i high availability, as well as MIMIX DR, MIMIX Move and MIMIX for PowerHA -- even more robust. MIMIX products scale to meet the demands of small to enterprise-class businesses that cannot afford the impact of data loss or downtime for their mission-critical IBM i applications. Its flexible, sophisticated replication technology makes it a match for on-premises or cloud environments with any type of IBM Power Systems hardware, storage or IBM i OS version.

MIMIX 8.1 delivers benefits to the full MIMIX brand family. New features include:

  • Virtual switch, an automated procedure that supports HA/DR plan testing by enabling business applications to be tested on the backup server without impacting production operations
  • Continuous autofix technology that detects and intelligently repairs issues found during replication and audits to reduce day-to-day management requirements while enhancing performance
  • Enhanced replication performance for high throughput environments or highly constrained environments
  • Greater control of audit status to allow administrators to refine the audit exceptions they receive, noticeably reducing solution management needs
  • Simplified replication configuration and smart problem resolution to support the creation of optimal replication configurations from MIMIX's data protection reports and guide administrators through the analysis of exceptions

"The virtual switch feature in MIMIX 8.1 is particularly useful because it allows our customers to test their HA environments without affecting production operations, which gives them the confidence to perform full switch tests," said Neil Clark, Senior Consultant at Clear Technologies. "I've been working with MIMIX for 20 years. There's simply no better solution in the market."

The release of MIMIX 8.1 is further evidence of Vision Solutions' ongoing commitment to enhance its product portfolio and provide customers, channel partners and cloud service providers with a competitive edge.

"We are continuing to evolve MIMIX for IBM i to meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace and drive innovation through products that are easy to use," said Alan Arnold, Vision Solutions executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Our MIMIX 8.1 update delivers significantly reduced solution management requirements, enhanced replication performance and the much-needed ability to test an HA/DR plan without business impact."

MIMIX is a must-have for businesses looking for a complete, easy-to-use solution to migrate, protect and recover IBM i data and applications. With a host of new and improved features, MIMIX 8.1 delivers an even higher level of protection from a proven market-leader.

To learn more about MIMIX 8.1 or to request a product demo, visit

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Vision Solutions is the premier provider of software solutions designed to protect data, minimize downtime and maximize resources for the modern data center. It is the only company to deliver migrations, high availability, disaster recovery and data sharing across multiple operating systems, on any hardware and in any physical, virtual or cloud environment. Its solutions perform near-zero downtime migration of data, applications and servers. It utilizes real-time replication to prevent data loss, and its software enables different database platforms to seamlessly share and consolidate data in real-time. Vision Solutions has been serving enterprises and managed service providers for over 25 years through our portfolio of Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA® product brands.