Spring is finally here in Michigan. Many of us were starting to think it would never get here. Thankfully, the birds are back and things are turning green again. For me, spring means getting outdoors, gardening, and enjoying the sun. I think we all know, no matter where we live, the weather can change on a dime and we need to be prepared for the unexpected.
The same is true for organizations and their mission critical applications. We need to plan for the unexpected and be prepared to take action. Vision Solutions has a product that makes these critical moments manageable and enables IT departments to minimize downtime. The product, MIMIX Availability, is a best of breed IBM i HA solution. Vision Solutions has more than 25 years of progress into this product and works with more than 2000 different customers to provide a high availability solution. MIMIX Availability is easy to use, customizable, and scalable.
Vision Solutions incorporated a browser-based user interface that is both intuitive to use and keeps information up to date, calling it Vision Solutions Portal (VSP). VSP enables users to visually monitor MIMIX with color-coded displays, and if a disaster were to happen, MIMIX utilizes an email notification process. VSP gives administrators the ability to assign users the ability to perform actions or only monitor the system. There are different views available for user groups depending on the access they are given.
Pre-defined automated HA procedures are provided within MIMIX Availability. These procedures include planned switches, unplanned switches, switch pre-checks, ending application group replication, ending target processes, and starting application group replication. Administrators have the ability to customize any of these procedures or create their own processes. These automated procedures allow for predictability and reliability for availability operations, while also eliminating human error.
Disasters do not pick and choose who they’re going to affect or when they’re going to happen. Downtime can happen to any organization large or small. With this in mind, MIMIX Availability was built with remote journaling technology native to the IBM i operating system. This has allowed Vision Solutions to tune the software to achieve the highest possible level of replication and recovery performance, thus making it scalable.
We can’t predict the unexpected. We can prepare for it though. MIMIX Availability is a great HA solution for any business. If you have any questions or would like to discuss MIMIX Availability, please give me and my team at Arbor Solutions a call. Remember, the best time to plant a tree is yesterday.