Double-Take for AIX 5.0 delivers strong ease-of-use for HA/DR and migration solutions

Vision Solutions Inc., provider of disaster recovery, high availability and migration software and services, has announced the release of Double-Take for AIX 5.0. This major release enhances the entire Double-Take for AIX suite of products, including Double-Take Availability, Double-Take RecoverNow and Double-Take Move.

The new release enables all Double-Take for AIX products to be monitored and managed within Vision Solutions Portal, the browser-based interface for Double-Take for AIX and MIMIX products from Vision Solutions. Users benefit from a graphical dashboard for monitoring, automated recovery and failover operations, and advanced clustering capabilities all managed from a single, simple UI. Even users with limited working knowledge of AIX can be empowered to recover data or failover in the event of server or site failure. Tweet This

"The latest version of Double-Take for AIX transforms the user experience for comprehensive high availability, disaster recovery or migration solutions," said Alan Arnold, chief technology officer at Vision Solutions. "The integration of the full Double-Take for AIX product line into the Vision Solutions Portal interface is remarkable – users can enjoy greater confidence in their ability to execute complex projects by walking through the process with simple automation and a user-friendly dashboard. As systems become more complex and an increasing range of physical and cloud platform options become available, Double-Take for AIX 5.0 provides IT departments with the freedom and the flexibility to accomplish their strategic business continuity and migration goals." Tweet This

With the integration of the full Double-Take for AIX product family into the Vision Solution Portal interface, companies running IBM Power Systems servers with AIX will enjoy a number of enhancements:

Expanded email notifications for lights-out monitoring

Streamlined installation, allowing customers to go from zero to full protection without downtime

Enhanced support for common AIX administrative and monitoring tasks

Browser-based management of full-spectrum application service and cluster resource monitoring with automated failover for all resources of an application service

"Double-Take for AIX 5.0 enhances our customers' ability to meet their business continuity and data recovery goals while reducing the strain on IT resources," said Jon Ashare, systems consultant at Essextec, an end-to-end business technology and security solutions provider. "The new interface for Double-Take Availability makes it easy to monitor clustering status and automates all aspects of the failover, which makes an ordinarily stressful process foolproof. The added support for dynamically moving data between storage LUNs – during business hours, without downtime – helps meet service level agreements related to uptime, improving customer satisfaction and productivity."

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