Vision Solutions Delivers Upgraded Recovery Offering

RecoverNow V5.1 Provides More Reliable and Complete Disaster Recovery Capabilities

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - Vision Solutions, today's leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in the IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), today announced its release of RecoverNow V5.1 a popular data protection offering for the IBM i operating system. RecoverNow fully protects businesses by automatically capturing data and object changes that occur between tape saves, continuously saving them on storage devices. The recent upgrade delivers a new recovery assistant that automates and simplifies recovery operations for customers.

"RecoverNow makes protecting data fast, easy and affordable by saving information on current storage devices including those connected to Windows, Linux or UNIX environments," says Craig Johnson, vice president of research and development, Vision Solutions. "The upgraded software solution enables data and objects to be brought back to near the point of failure, or to any point in time after the last tape save, using powerful Continuous Data Protection [CDP] capabilities -- dramatically reducing the amount of data a customer could potentially lose if they were only using a tape based data protection scheme."

RecoverNow protects data by leveraging and extending the capabilities of IBM i journaling. It captures data and object changes that occur between tape backups and continuously saves them to local or remote disk storage. And its extensive built-in journal management automation means that no journaling expertise is required. In the event of tape failure, the data is still protected due to RecoverNow's ability to complete a near-point-of-failure recovery even from an earlier tape set. The new automated restore process reduces the risk of recovery problems and errors.

RecoverNow overview

  • Faster, more reliable and more complete recovery than from backup tapes alone.
  • Powerful Continuous Data Protection (CDP) "rewind" capabilities to recover damaged or deleted data at any point in time.
  • Quickly and easily recover just one or many files, objects or libraries.
  • Use current disk space to store RecoverNow backup data, including IBM i, AIX, Windows®, Linux®, HP/UX or other UNIX® storage devices. No additional software needed.

"We use Vision's RecoverNow to protect our core banking applications and we were initially attracted by the flexibility it provides to recover information back to any point in time with the Continuous Data Protection (CDP) feature," says Dennis Means, assistant vice president and data processing manager for Austin Bank. "We have also found that with the release of RecoverNow V5.1, the retrievals are both faster and easier with the new automated Recovery Assistant."

Austin Bank is a community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Texas with assets in excess of $1 billion. Bank offices are located in 27 East Texas locations within 18 cities and nine counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family who is celebrating 100 years of service in the Texas banking industry. From IT departments to the board room, managers have seen the importance of business uptime and data protection for continued success, productivity and profitability. To learn more about the continuous data protection (CDP), download the white paper The Benefits of Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for IBM i5/OS and AIX Environments.

About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and systems/data management solutions for IBM® Power Systems. With an award-winning portfolio spanning the industry's trusted  iTERA™ and MIMIX HA technologies to EchoStream for AIX with innovative continuous data protection (CDP), Vision Solutions keeps critical business information protected and available. Our affordable and easy-to-use products not only ensure business continuity, they also increase productivity, reduce operating costs and satisfy compliance requirements. Vision also offers advanced cluster management and systems management solutions along with support for IBM i, Windows, and AIX operating environments. As IBM's largest high availability Premier Business Partner (NYSE: IBM), Vision Solutions oversees a global network of partners and professionals to help customers achieve business goals. Vision Solutions publishes the quarterly e-book Business Continuity Today outlining current issues and best practices. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit along with VSIChannel or call +1 800.957.4511.

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Debbie Madoni Lewis
Phone: 801.541.7769