SOURCE: Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions

August 03, 2009 06:03 ET

Vision Solutions Sets New Standards for AIX Disaster Recovery

New Release Adds Enhanced Monitoring to Industry's Leading Continuous Data Protection Solution

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in the IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), today announced important enhancements to EchoStream, the company's AIX real-time disaster recovery solution. Vision Solutions is currently offering a popular trial program of the innovative software.

"The EchoStream enhancements offer great value and peace of mind for AIX customers seeking an easy-to-use and affordable backup solution," says Henry Martinez, Vision Solutions senior vice president of engineering. "Version 3.5 is far more than a disaster recovery solution -- Vision RightTime CDP easily integrates into AIX environments, protects critical applications and allows real-time access to the backup data through Vision TimeView."

Performance and automation enhancements are loaded into EchoStream 3.5 including:

-- Vision RightTime CDP for flexible, "Any-Point-In-Time" recovery -- one of the most flexible recovery point options in the market

-- Vision TimeView for improved productivity -- use the disaster recovery server for R&D, testing, reporting and training or run backups on replicated data

-- Vision AutoGuard for automatic notification and self-correction -- enhanced monitoring provides visual indicators of system health

-- Vision IntelliStart for easy installation and optimized configuration -- getting started is easy with GUI-driven processes

EchoStream 3.5 protects data through real-time replication, providing rapid data recovery in the event of software corruption, virus attack, deleted files or other causes of data loss. When combined with Vision's EchoCluster for AIX cluster management solution, businesses can reap the benefits of rapid, automated failover to an alternate local or remote server.

When it was time for a hardware and software upgrade, Skagit County Government in Mount Vernon, Washington evaluated alternatives that would provide high availability for its public safety system. The County looked at a number of options, but most of them involved UNIX clustering technology, which was more complex than they wanted. Skagit County selected EchoStream, which runs on AIX. This was one element in the County's decision to switch to the AIX operating system and IBM hardware.

"Vision's EchoStream is exactly what we needed. It gave us all of the features and functions we wanted. And the fact that I was able to install it myself... it just blows me away how simple it was. All of the other products we looked at were much more complicated and expensive," says Ryan Johns, application administrator, Skagit County Government.

Vision Solutions is currently offering a free trial program of its unique software EchoStream. The limited-time offer can be quickly installed so users may begin immediately. For more information, call +1.800.957.4511 or visit the free trial information center at

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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