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Easy, complete and automated high availability for your business

MIMIX® Availability for AIX is the easiest business continuity solution in the marketplace for IBM Power Systems running AIX. Continuous monitoring and automated failover to both local and remote nodes provide true high availability for both physical and virtual AIX environments. Powerful real-time replication, combined with full-featured continuous data protection (CDP), protects your data and ensures its rapid recovery, regardless of the mix of applications and storage. Added return on investment is delivered by access to the secondary copy of your data for tape backup, reporting, maintenance, testing, and more — all without any interruption to your business operations.

 

New in MIMIX for AIX 5.0!

MIMIX for AIX 5.0 brings monitoring and management of the full suite of products under a single browser-based graphical interface, greatly enhancing ease of use. The addition of no-downtime installation, enhanced support for common AIX admin tasks, and the introduction of synchronization checks make MIMIX for AIX 5.0 a must-have release!

  • Integration of MIMIX Availability for AIX into the browser-based Vision Solutions Portal interface
  • Easy management of full-spectrum application and cluster resource monitoring with automated failover for all resources of an application service
  • Single pane of glass monitoring and management for all MIMIX HA/DR products
  • Expanded email notifications for lights-out monitoring
  • Streamlined installation takes you from zero to full protection without downtime
  • Enhanced support for common AIX administrative and monitoring tasks
  • Introduction of synchronization checks on replicated data

Learn more about all MIMIX for AIX 5.0 products by visiting the MIMIX DR for AIX, and MIMIX Move for AIX pages!

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Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX® Environments

Businesses of all sizes must plan for recovery. The core challenges when implementing an HA/DR plan include fully protecting against data loss and application downtime, and doing so in a way that ensures you can meet Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (SLAs). Your plan must cover a wide range of risks: inadvertently deleted files or records; viruses or hackers that cause data corruption or deletion; and natural disasters that put much more than just your data and applications at risk. So, the question is, do you have a plan that meets your recovery requirements to your satisfaction across these areas?
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Business challenges

Availability is about more than keeping operations running after major disasters or even about handling planned and unplanned system outages. “Micro” disasters such as database corruption or data loss due to human error can cost your business just as dearly. Any outage interrupts business operations, disrupts delivery of goods and services, and damages relationships with partners and customers. Your business needs real-time AIX application failover and data protection, with off-site DR capability, but the personnel requirements and costs associated with other AIX HA solutions can be prohibitive.

Key benefits

  • Delivers high availability and disaster recovery affordably
  • Real time replication, combined with full-featured continuous data protection (CDP), minimizes downtime and protects against data loss
  • New! Reduces human error, speeds recoveries, and enforces best practices through the use of built-in, automated procedures
  • Supports mixed hardware, storage, and operating system versions to avoid vendor lock-in
  • Protects data and application availability in local or remote physical, virtual, or cloud environments
“We had a hardware failure up at our Robesonia site. The decision was made to fail over to our York site. The failover went smoothly and we operated for a week at our York site. MIMIX Availability for AIX allowed us to continue our mission critical business until repairs were made at our Robesonia site.”
Ken McFeaters,
Director, Systems and Networking,
Associated Wholesalers
“Increases in the performance on our production server [by offloading some processing to the backup system] is a side-benefit that we hadn’t considered before.”
Ryan Johns,
Network Engineer,
Skagit County
Government
“Heritage chose MIMIX Availability for AIX because it provides us with the ability to restore UniVerse to any point in time, in the event of an unexpected interruption, as well as to recover lost or damaged files in a timely manner.”
John Williams,
General Manager Technology and Payment Systems,
Heritage Bank Limited
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An Overview of Disaster Recovery and Availability Technologies for IBM Power Systems

Journaling? RAID? Vaulting? Mirroring? High availability? Know your data protection and recovery options! Download this information-packed 29-page report that reviews the spectrum of IBM i (i5/OS) and AIX resilience and recovery technologies and best practices choices, including the latest, next-generation solutions. Use the paper to better evaluate alternatives in light of your own needs and constraints around recovery time, data currency, IT staffing, and budget.
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How it works

MIMIX Availability for AIX is high availability and disaster recovery that leverages powerful replication technologies and true continuous data protection (CDP), including cluster‐health monitoring, lights‐out notifications and customization, and application integration. It provides continuous, 24‐hour surveillance of your cluster topology via LAN and WAN heartbeat monitoring technology, and of storage and application resources via resource‐specific monitoring methods.

Double-Take Availability for AIX

When MIMIX Availability’s heartbeat monitoring technology detects a failure, it moves applications from the failed node to the operational node, keeping services available. You can configure MIMIX Availability to perform all failover activities—including release of storage resources, IP address switching, reestablishment of replication, file system mounts, and application switching in a prompted but automated manner.

Customizable user exit methods afford improved levels of lights‐out operations—helping you to meet SLAs—no matter the time of day a failure is detected.

The integration of applications, along with the service IP and storage resources those applications depend upon, ensures that all components of a business service, including storage, network, database and application resources, are made available on the most suitable server to serve business users.

System Requirements

  • IBM AIX 5.3 (TL 4 or greater, running the 64‐bit kernel), 6.1, 7.1
  • Any Power Systems hardware supported by the above AIX versions