MIMIX Availability: Business Continuity Solutions for IBM i

Complete, Scalable HA/DR Protection for IBM i

What's New in MIMIX Availability 8.0?Today’s business environment demands continuous availability no matter what. Thousands of companies worldwide – from small businesses to global enterprises – count on MIMIX Availability to keep their data safe and their operations running smoothly. MIMIX Availability is the trusted industry leader in IBM i high availability and disaster recovery, protecting businesses from catastrophic events, server or storage failure, human error and even downtime normally associated with routine maintenance, queries, reports or backups.

  • Protects your business from the high cost of downtime
  • Delivers worry-free protection from data loss
  • Scales to meet the needs of small and medium businesses to the most complex enterprises
  • Empowers infrastructure choice and flexibility in physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • Simplifies HA/DR management and monitoring
  • Optimizes the health of your IBM i server
  • Backed by world-class services and support with more than two decades of experience

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  • White Papers

    HA for IBM i:
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    An Introduction to High Availability for Power Systems Running IBM i

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  • Feature Sheet

    MIMIX Global

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MIMIX Availability has a strong architectural foundation built on the remote journaling technology native to the IBM i operating system. Extensive experience with the IBM i OS and its predecessors has allowed Vision Solutions to tailor MIMIX’s replication technology to the operating system and tune it to achieve the highest possible level of replication and recovery performance. As a result, MIMIX Availability is highly scalable to meet even the most demanding objectives for recovery time (RTO) and recovery point (RPO).

Scalable, flexible replication

  • Based on IBM i journaling technology to ensure transaction integrity
  • Replicates your production environment to a recovery server in real time with zero data loss
  • Provides rapid, predictable recovery time
  • Protects any combination of hardware, storage and OS version on physical, virtual or cloud platforms
  • Scales to the most demanding enterprise-level transaction volumes
  • Minimizes bandwidth requirements
  • Allows access to replicated data for queries, reports, backups and maintenance with no negative impact on business operations

Maximum multi-server protection with MIMIX Global add-on

  • Increases protection with multiple local or remote HA/DR servers
  • Protects your business from unplanned outages during planned maintenance
  • Enables offloading of real-time data to additional servers for queries, reports, data warehousing and more
  • Integrates seamlessly into the browser-based VSP interface to hide management complexity
  • Supports all switch scenarios across multiple backup servers
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    HA for IBM i:
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    An Introduction to High Availability for Power Systems Running IBM i

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MIMIX’s comprehensive auditing and self-healing technologies ensure the integrity of the data on your recovery server, giving you complete confidence that your servers are ready to switch at a moment’s notice.

Comprehensive audits with self-healing

  • Comprehensive object-level audits identify and correct out of sync objects
  • Thorough coverage is provided with eight unique audits per data group, each individually scheduled
  • Prioritized audits allow unchanged objects to be audited less frequently for faster and more efficient completion

Target side data monitoring

  • Objects on the target recovery server are monitored for unauthorized changes, and any detected changes are reversed per policy
  • Administrators are notified in real time of changes to objects, along with the identity of the user that made each change

The browser-based Vision Solutions Portal (VSP) interface simplifies the management of your availability environment with at-a-glance monitoring and intuitive control from any device with a browser. VSP is easily customized to meet an administrator’s needs and style, allowing you to manage your HA environment in just minutes a day.

Vision Solutions® Portal

  • Convenient configuration, monitoring and control from any location and any device with a browser
  • Displays real-time information about your environment in an easy-to-read form
  • Provides on-demand visibility into the protection status of your libraries, folders and directories
  • Easy to use wizards enable libraries, directories and folders to be optimally configured for replication
  • Provides application view for coordinated higher level operations
  • Displays status at a glance as well as detailed history and analysis graphs
  • Enables lights out monitoring with email notifications
  • Easily customizable to meet your needs and working style
  • Speeds problem resolution with fly-over help text

Customizable automation

  • Automated procedures promote best practices and eliminate human error
  • Predefined procedures are supplied for switch pre-check, planned switch, unplanned switch and more
  • Predefined procedures may be customized and new procedures written at the node or application level
  • Switch procedures allow an entire application group to be switched with a single click
  • Status logs on past procedures runs provide visibility into each step that was performed
Vision Solutions Portal
  • White Papers

    Optimization Best Practices for IBM Power Systems on IBM i

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    Simplifying the Management of IBM i Environments

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  • Feature Sheet

    iOptimize Feature Sheet

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MIMIX Availability’s iOptimize feature improves server efficiency, storage use and performance. Health reports assist with compliance monitoring and trend identification.

iOptimize

  • Innovative, automated IBM i optimization
  • Maximizes storage use and pre-plans for additional DASD, direct access storage devicesD
  • Accelerates performance, enhances system efficiency and improves resilience
  • Analyzes system health and can be configured to automatically perform optimizations
  • Provides over 70 localizable graphical reports
  • Allows easy comparison of system snapshots to identify trends
  • Supplies the ability to demonstrate compliance with service level agreements through reports
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    HA for IBM i:
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    An Introduction to High Availability for Power Systems Running IBM i

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MIMIX Availability transparently replicates applications, data and system state in real time from a production server to a recovery server. Leveraging the IBM i operating system’s advanced journaling features, along with other change capture and replication mechanisms, MIMIX Availability ensures that the recovery server is always a complete, ready-to-run replica.

MIMIX Availability monitors for production outages, quickly reports problems in the browser-based UI or via email, and provides the information necessary to diagnose the problem and rapidly switch to the recovery server, which can be located anywhere in the world. In addition, it is easy to switch operations to the recovery server to eliminate downtime for production server maintenance.

When the original production server is available again, MIMIX Availability resynchronizes the two servers by replicating any changes made on the recovery server back to the original server. Then, when you are ready, it is easy to switch users back to the original server. Advanced auditing capabilities seek out discrepancies in the replicated data and correct any errors. Your recovery system is always “switch-ready” – always available to assume responsibility for running your critical operations at a moment’s notice.

System Requirements

  • IBM Power Systems running IBM i 6.1, 7.1 and 7.2
  • Supports on-premise, hosted or cloud configurations
  • Supports replication between storage types and OS versions
  • Storage agnostic to support internal, external and SSD storage types
  • Supports *SYSBAS and IASP
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