IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), today announced its industry-leading solutions for small, mid-size and enterprise companies received official validation after extensive testing at the IBM Innovation Centers in Waltham, Mass and San Mateo, Calif. The "Ready for IBM Power Systems Software" mark assures iTERA HA, MIMIX HA and ORION Solutions for IBM i passed extremely stringent standards for compatibility and reliability.

"Our software solutions were put through an extensive battery of tests in terms of compatibility and reliability on IBM's BladeCenter," says Henry Martinez, Vision Solutions' senior vice president of engineering. "Validation scenarios mirror exactly what our customers experience on a daily basis and ran as smoothly as on non-blade environments."

The Vision Solutions software was tested on Blade Center S, also designed for the mid-size market, using multiple IBM JS12 BladeServers which support IBM i, AIX and Linux environments. The BladeServers also support virtualization and Dynamic Logical Partitioning (DLPAR) capabilities. Vision Solutions' AIX products, EchoStream and EchoCluster, are already certified on blades.

Customers wanting to virtualize will benefit from Vision Solutions' software on IBM Power Systems, leading to a "greening" of the data center. "IBM's virtualization strategy drives better overall utilization of hardware resources, which translates into reduced system footprint, lowered energy consumption and streamlined IT operations. In the end, Vision specializes in keeping virtualized environments highly available," adds Ron Peterson, senior product strategist for Vision Solutions.

"Ready for IBM Power Systems Software validation helps products stand out from the crowd while offering valuable global exposure to business partners," says IBM Worldwide Business Development Executive, Tom Lawler. "Validation also lets customers know there is seamless integration between Vision Solutions' software and IBM Power Systems Software stacks."

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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 a portfolio spanning industry's most innovative and trusted HA technologies from iTERA™, MIMIX® and ORION Solutions™, Vision keeps critical business information continuously protected and available. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products ensure business continuity, 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. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit or call 800.957.4511.

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