Precisely Assure MIMIX vs. Zerto on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Precisely Assure MIMIX
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Assure MIMIX from Precisely (formerly Syncsort) offers IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for companies worldwide, from small businesses to global enterprises, who can use Assure MIMIX to prevent data loss and eliminate planned and unplanned downtime. Assure MIMIX provides scalable real-time replication with options for automating administration, monitoring and alerting, customizable switch automation, and a graphical…N/A
Zerto on IBM Cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Zerto on IBM Cloud protects, expands, and migrates existing VMware vSphere and other hypervisor workloads onto IBM Cloud, in order to provide a secure, flexible, and scalable disaster recovery solution. These single-tenant environments are deployed on IBM Cloud's data centers around the world and provide cloud application recovery in minutes.
$40
per VM
Pricing
Precisely Assure MIMIXZerto on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Zerto
$40.00
per VM
Zerto One-To-Many
$60.00
per VM
Offerings
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Precisely Assure MIMIXZerto on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsZerto one-to-many license available
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Precisely Assure MIMIXZerto on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Precisely
MIMIX is clearly the best IBMi solution for most high availability and disaster recovery situations. It provides rock-solid replication and agile ability to switch quickly. In its earlier days, some organizations used it as a primary daily system backup method. With the advent of Ransomware, this is no longer advisable. The strength of MIMIX real-time replication becomes a weakness if IBMi data becomes infected. As in any real-time replication product, at that point, two systems are infected.
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IBM
Zerto on IBM Cloud is great to get your datacenter redundant and highly available. It overcomes geographic contingencies and makes your production environment reliably flexible. If you do not like the added cost of redundancy or cost of cloud services, this inconvenient fee may not fit you well. But you'd be better off in the long run to have Zerto protecting your bottom line despite the cost.
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Pros
Precisely
  • Redundancy - needs to be available at a moment's notice.
  • Protection - the business would be greatly impacted, therefore protection of production systems is key to the business succeeding.
  • Usability - needs to be user-friendly, easy to navigate and operate, as it will be required at any given time.
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IBM
  • It is easy to get started.
  • It is also very simple to set up the backup.
  • Disaster recovery is no longer a dreadful or painful process.
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Cons
Precisely
  • Possible false sense of security for ransomware attacks.
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IBM
  • Enable the ability to use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a target for Zerto's long-term retention feature.
  • Easier access to the underlying VMware infrastructure would be nice. Right now we have to connect to IBM's VPN and use other tools to do some infrastructure management tasks.
  • More insight into the IBM-side VMware environment that we replicate to (i.e. ability to see available IPs, etc). Most of that is managed by IBM.
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Reliability and Availability
Precisely
MIMIX is software built for availability. By its nature it is must be available. As long as the underlying system and communication network are available MIMIX is working. And if there are failures in either of those, MIMIX is designed to allow for a quick and resilient recovery once underly systems or communications are restored
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IBM
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Performance
Precisely
I have never seen MIMIX itself be a performance bottleneck. However it is important to consider the network in overall performance of any remotely replicated systems. MIMIX can only replicate as fast as the network allows. But a strong capability of MIMIX is its ability to "buffer" its replication, so it can be sent without error as the network allows
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IBM
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Support Rating
Precisely
Support is available and efficient. Response time is good and likelyhood of a quick resolutiion is high. However the mature solid product and proactive management tools, fortunately make support requirements relatively rare. The support for version upgrades is also strong, but again the basic upgrade process is usually straightforward and well documented.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Precisely
We used MIMIX for its role for iSeries high availability. We used Double Take by Vision Solutions for our production Windows environment. MIMIX is designed for iSeries, and Double Take was designed for Windows. We had VMware virtual environment, running multiple VMs for production ERP Lawson M3, now Infor. Both MIMIX and Double Take played the role well for what needed to be done. Without either MIMIX or DoubleTake, the business would have been impacted.
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IBM
Before we were using native backup solutions. We elected to bring in Zerto on IBM Cloud so that our team could have the ability to take small increments of data over time so that the final cutover would be quick and efficient.
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Scalability
Precisely
MIMIX works to its intended functionality. It provides real time data replication across multiple partitions and systems as defined. I have never witnessed any problems with MIMIX in scaling to larger systems or adding new data groups. In conjunction with the inherent scalability of IBMi scalability and configuration flexibillity are rather quick and easy.
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Precisely
  • MIMIX had a positive impact, as the organization has had to rely upon the unplanned switch.
  • MIMIX definite must if organization is running i Series, and business needs are 24/7.
  • Without MIMIX in place, the downtime impact to the business would have been great.
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IBM
  • Positive is the option of bringing your own license.
  • Negative - the complex environments are not supported.
  • This cannot be used as a backup replacement rather DR tool.
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