Vision Seeks to Simplify HA Options with ‘Hybrid’ Solutions
January 8, 2008 Alex Woodie
Things used to be simpler for buyers of i5/OS high availability software. While there were more HA vendors to chose from, most of the vendors’ offerings were relatively similar. Now, buyers must be able to navigate not only logical journaling and clustering, but newer, more exotic approaches, like switched disk, cross-site mirroring (XSM), and hardware-based replication. Vision Solutions, the only remaining HA heavyweight ISV, will be looking to clarify customer choice in 2008, and in some cases will advocate a hybrid approach that blends these IBM technologies with its own.
For the last few years, most of the growth