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Leo Stary
Real User
AS400 (iSeries) Senior System Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The major advantages are: * Intuitive interface * Self-healing properties * Logical data structure and application… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to have a stable, low maintenance, worry free disaster recovery solution that we can present to our… more»

What needs improvement?

The monitoring part of MIMIX - VSP (Vision Solutions Portal) needs some improvements. They need to fine tune the… more»

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

Our implementation is with expensive enterprise level IBM iSeries systems, so the price is adequate to the scale, and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used this from day one. I have personally used iCluster in a different company, and I can say that MIMIX is way… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's the best product on the market for enterprise level data replication. If you want to sleep at night, this is the… more»
Jonathan B. Long
Consultant
iSeries System Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Replication speed - while CPU intensive with the right settings, even during peak I/O times, specifically End of Day processing, the replication… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For data replication purposes, we would migrate users from the live box to the backup machine in a matter of minutes. This was much quicker for the… more»

What needs improvement?

The product dashboard that comes with the product could use some work. While functional, it required intimate knowledge to be able to dissect the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No real product, just tapes, lots of tapes.

What other advice do I have?

Plan. Plan. Plan, especially with the network folks. There is a lot of data that goes back and forth for the synch to work. We had to work with our… more»
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Luis-Gonçalves
Real User
Technical Director at a tech services company
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Stability of replication and its audit feature. If systems and communications remain at a good level without problems, no… more»

How has it helped my organization?

About 10 years ago, a large Portuguese bank successfully merged banking systems that were used in other countries because… more»

What needs improvement?

Switch procedures are not as easy and straightforward as it may seem at first glance. The product needs a virtual switch… more»

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

It depends on which version of MIMIX is most suitable for your production systems, and according to the needs and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I work with customers who had Vision Solutions OMS/ODS and switched to MIMIX because it has more advanced features such as… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you want to deploy this product, do not use only simple replication. Take advantage of all the features that this… more»
Péter Reuss
Consultant
AS/400 Technical Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Data replication functionality, with which it is very easy to achieve the most strict HA requirements and ensure business… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Keeping production and backup machines in synch, switching from production to backup within minutes without any data loss.

What needs improvement?

The MQSeries replication part doesn't work smoothly, sometimes requiring more manual activity to ensure synch between live… more»

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

It isn't a cheap product, but if you need a reliable HA solution and data protection is important to you, then MIMIX is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, I used only MIMIX. I have no experience with other replication software.

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend it to all shops using iSeries for which data availability is important, and looking for an HA solution… more»
Dritan Hoxha
Real User
Application Manager with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Complete/custom machine real-time replication process (including apply and verification of destination).

How has it helped my organization?

Used it just as DR solution, but can be used in other scenarios as well (like a 24x7 solution).

What needs improvement?

Product works perfectly. Just for a new customer, a GUI with more functionality would help. Already offered VSP is a huge… more»

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

Licenses are not cheap. Also for migration of licenses to a less powerful machine, Vision Solutions charges. In the recent… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous DR solution used.

What other advice do I have?

Calculate appropriate resources for running and managing the solution after the implementation.
Consultant
IT Architecture & Infrastructure Program Manager Consultant
Sep 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The built-in remote journaling and the comparison tools.

How has it helped my organization?

We used it solely for IBM AS400 replication for disaster recovery/failover purposes.

What needs improvement?

Could make it easier to fix object errors.

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

Just tell them you're looking at a hardware-based DR solution and they should come back with a lower cost.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At a previous installation, we used external storage for the AS/400 and did a complete hardware disaster recovery, which… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have at least two people learn it inside and out, so replication and object errors, when they occur, can be… more»
Jaroslaw Obrebski
Real User
Systems iSeries & HA administrator at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What do you think of MIMIX?

What is most valuable?

Failover capabilities is valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

No system downtime High Availability (HA)

What needs improvement?

Replication errors need to be resolved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it since 2005.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

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 is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's fine. Technical Support: It's professional.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

It was quite easy.

What about the implementation

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What is MIMIX?

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.
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ACG Automotive, Autoliv, Takataês Manufacturing, AMPORTS, Faurecia, Unipres, Wheeler Machinery Company, PennEngineering, Parsons Corporation, Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd. India, Amway India
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