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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 are customer service and technical support?

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

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

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

It was quite easy.

What about

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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 philosophy * Low maintenance * Excellent support

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 management and our clients.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring part of MIMIX - VSP (Vision Solutions Portal) needs some improvements. They need to fine tune the monitoring criteria to reduce false alarms.

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 importance of the system. And with their support and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 better.

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 right product for you.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other solutions because we mimic a configuration from our application vendor.
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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 was very quick, and only a matter of minutes in most… 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 end user and required no restore from tapes.

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 information.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 internet provider on several instances. I would also… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not to my knowledge.
Vendor
Technical Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 19 2016

What is most valuable?

I like its flexibility. I have been told that we have one of the most complex installations that Vision has ever had deployed. We replicate our environment outside of the normal parameters.

How has it helped my organization?

We use MIMIX in two forms – high availability and data distribution. High availability is used to replicate files from our production environment to our Colo. Data distribution is used to replicate… more»

What needs improvement?

Installation is pretty easy but it can be fairly complicated to setup and configure. This could possibly be improved.

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

Pricing and licensing is complicated because it is based on how big the system is, and how it is configured.

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

We previously used Data Mirror, but we switched due to the complexity we needed for our environment, as well as ease of use of MIMIX over Data Mirror.

What other advice do I have?

I think it is the best, most robust and flexible product available. Make sure you plan it out before hand – work with the developers to assess their needs as well as the business needs. This version… more»

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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Vision Solutions MIMIX
MIMIX customers
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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