MIMIX Review

The product allows you to replicate critical data and system objects to a target server to be used for backups and failover, but the monitoring tools could be improved.


What is most valuable?

Replication Protection and Switching Capabilities. The product allows you to replicate critical data and system objects to a target server to be used for backups and failover.

How has it helped my organization?

We can perform system maintenance such as OS upgrades on the production system after switching the business to the target system.

What needs improvement?

Monitoring tools can be improved but are very useful already.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for 15 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, as long as you have adequate bandwidth in place between the systems. I recommend you use a certified consultant for the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent. Their team is very knowledgeable and responsive.

Technical Support:

Excellent. Their team is very knowledgeable and responsive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

It's complex - you need to have a detailed understanding of the environment, and the AS/400 system in general. Network, security, and applications are all part of the process.

What about the implementation team?

We used a certified consultant who is an IBM partner.

What was our ROI?

I am not in finance, but we are utilizing the solution to reduced planned, and unplanned downtime, which can cost the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not much room for negotiation, but you can try to get at the least first three years of maintenance included in initial cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • IBM iCluster
  • Nomax

What other advice do I have?

I recommend you use a certified consultant for the deployment.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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