Syncsort Supports IBM i Data Availability with New Release of MIMIX

Syncsort has announced new capabilities in MIMIX, a product line in its portfolio of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery software for IBM i. MIMIX addresses key IT challenges for assuring data and application availability.

According to a recent report based on surveys of 5,632 IT professionals about their data protection strategies and associated IT priorities, data availability is a top measure of IT performance. Syncsort’s “2018 State of Resilience” report found that IT is not only being measured on functional IT disciplines, but also on impact to customers, partners, and employees.

Data availability and uptime led at 67%, and nearly half of businesses experienced a failure requiring a high availability and disaster recovery solution to resume operations. 

According to Syncsort, the new MIMIX release delivers faster replication to protect organizations’ growing volumes of data and transactions, a streamlined GUI dashboard with visibility into key HA metrics for simplified management, and new features that help ensure applications can be switched to a recovery server at a moment’s notice. 

“Faced with exploding data volumes, disruptive natural disasters, and escalating storage and data accessibility needs, IT organizations are under increased pressure to optimize data and application availability,” said David Hodgson, CPO, Syncsort. “For this reason, we continue to focus on innovating in areas of high availability and disaster recovery to support critical business metrics like RTO and RPO.”

Highlights of the new MIMIX features include faster and more efficient replication. Multi-threading capabilities in the IBM i operating system are leveraged to scale to even the highest transaction volumes, replicating data up to 10x faster, while dynamic adjustments to data volumes eliminate the need to manually tune performance.

In addition, there is a new responsive dashboard and on-demand visibility into recovery time objective  and recovery point objective  metric. The redesigned graphical dashboard summarizes key aspects of the HA environment, accessible from any device, including tablets and smartphones.

Support for SNMP alerts also enables unattended monitoring by incorporating alerts on conditions that require attention into an infrastructure monitoring console of choice, such as Nagios or SolarWinds; and distribution of data to non-HA servers for use by other applications and business processes is now easier to manage through a simple on-off switch for audits of select data.

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