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Stop Compromising Availability in the Cloud

Mar 23, 2017
  • HA/DR

Outages and downtime rarely affect just one company. Early in 2017 an Amazon S3 outage had a major ripple effect on dozens of businesses that relied on the AWS cloud to stay online. Companies like Quora, IMDb, American Airlines and Instagram were affected, just to name a few, and had to face frustrating downtime and concerned users. What’s more, this outage may have soured other organizations on looking to the cloud for high availability.

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Introducing MIMIX for AIX 5.1

Mar 10, 2017
  • HA/DR

The good news is, you don’t have to worry about data loss, no matter what happens in the world or within your own datacenter. Vision Solutions has just released MIMIX for AIX 5.1 (formerly known as Double-Take for AIX). The MIMIX for AIX family of products, including MIMIX Availability, MIMIX DR, and MIMIX Move, offers the most straightforward, full-featured solutions on the market for high availability, disaster recovery and migration for AIX.

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Accelerate your data. Accelerate your business.

Feb 09, 2017
  • Data Sharing

Ever punch the accelerator of a car and find it doesn’t have the power to move as quickly as you expected? That’s exactly what we discovered about data sharing in this year’s 2017 State of Resilience Report. Businesses are ready to hit the gas, but the tools moving the data that fuels their systems are old jalopies.

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Improving Data Sharing for Better, Faster Decision Making

Feb 09, 2017
  • Data Sharing

In the recent survey for our annual State of Resilience Report, we discovered the majority of our 1,598 respondents are dealing with serious IT obstacles. One of the major challenges they reported is an inhibited ability to share data across their organizations. If you can’t share data, you can’t make timely, accurate business decisions. If you can’t make timely, accurate business decisions, you risk losing the competitive edge to organizations that can.

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3 Tips for Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Backup

Jan 29, 2017
  • HA/DR
It seems everyone is facing discouraging budget cuts at the same time they're facing unprecedented data growth. It's a conundrum that’s here to stay – but, you know what they say: when the going gets tough, the tough figure out how to use what they've got while still dreaming of a shiny new rack of servers. Wait, is that the saying?

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Dr. Frank Soltis on the Evolution of Recoverability for IBM i

Jan 17, 2017
  • HA/DR

Join Vision Solution’s Director of Product Marketing, Becky Hjellming, for this exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Soltis, retired chief scientist for System i computers and father of the IBM i. Becky and Frank discuss the original recoverability points for the IBM i, as well as discuss how high availability and recoverability needs of modern businesses have evolved, and how simplified solutions and the economies of managed or cloud service providers have allowed for protection against unplanned and planned downtime.

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Introducing PowerTalk!

Dec 23, 2016
  • Migration
  • HA/DR

This week marks the launch of PowerTalk, our new podcast series dedicated to conversations on all things IBM Power. PowerTalk is hosted by Vision Solutions’, Director of Product Marketing, Becky Hjellming. In the inaugural edition, her guest is Dr. Frank Soltis, retired chief scientist for System i computers and father of the IBM i. In the podcast, their conversation ranges from the key design points of the IBM i that make it a powerful transaction processing machine, to Dr. Soltis’ recommendations for companies considering an HA solution, and to his predictions for IT in 2020.

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Whose Cloud are we Hopping On?

Nov 08, 2016
  • Cloud
Making cloud technology work for your unique business needs depends on implementing the right combination of public, private or hybrid cloud.

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Cloud is Here to Stay!

Oct 28, 2016
  • Cloud
Not that long ago cloud was considered risky new technology. General opinion was that it wouldn’t be used by large enterprises, and that it couldn’t be used in regulated industries. Collectively, we couldn’t have been more wrong. Today 65% of businesses surveyed use cloud services in one form or another. A whopping 78% plan to deploy cloud-based solutions in the next five years.

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Downtime Events Affect Nearly Half, But Less than Half Are Prepared

Aug 22, 2016
  • HA/DR
  • Cloud
We also asked our audience about their experience with downtime. Almost half said their organization had experienced some kind of event, including natural disaster, equipment failure, application failure, or human error, which required engaging their HA/DR system to resume operations.

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