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Volume 6, Number 28 -- July 18, 2006

Lakeview Refreshes HA and DR Software for New CBU i5 Editions

Published: July 18, 2006

by Alex Woodie

Lakeview Technology last week unveiled MIMIX CBU Express, a new collection of disaster recovery and high availability software products designed to work with IBM's recently refreshed line of Capacity Backup (CBU) edition System i servers.

CBU servers are specially configured iSeries servers designed for high availability and disaster recovery workloads. The servers come with a minimum amount of processing power activated to keep users' costs down. When a disaster strikes and the customer switches to the CBU server, they're allowed to utilize the full processing power of the CBU server until they switch back to their primary machine (or a replacement if the primary has been destroyed).

Last week IBM rolled out a new configurations of CBU servers. See " Sundry Summer Announcements for the System i5" and scroll down to the subhead that reads "Tweaked CBU Configurations."

With last week's announcement, Lakeview is now offering its entire MIMIX suite--including its flagship MIMIX ha1 solution, MIMIX ha Lite, MIMIX dr1, and MIMIX Vault--at no charge on the target machine. These savings, combined with the reduced price on the CBU servers compared to regular System i servers, brings more relief to companies implementing high availability. The cost of HA solutions has been dramatically reduced in recent years.

Lakeview's announcement has the backing of IBM. "MIMIX CBU Express is the latest offering from Lakeview Technology to address the growing demand for cost effective and easy-to-monitor data protection," said Jim Herring, director of IBM System i products and business operations. "MIMIX CBU Express helps enable IBM CBU Edition clients to protect their vital business data and operations with advanced System i high availability and disaster recovery technology."

Lakeview and IBM are co-hosting a Web cast on the topic of CBU servers Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. CDT. You can register at www.lakeviewtech.com.



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Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
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