Seattle, Wash. – October 18, 2023 – Skytap, the industry-leading service to run traditional IBM Power and x86 workloads natively in the cloud today announced a turn-key high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) solution for IBM i production workloads that integrates Assure MIMIX from data integrity leader Precisely with Skytap on Azure.
Skytap was first to market with infrastructure-as-a-service purpose-built to run IBM Power workloads in the public cloud and continues to experience increasing demand as a growing number of enterprises seek cloud agility and scalability for specialized workloads. Precisely Assure MIMIX is the world’s leading high availability and disaster recovery solution for IBM i with thousands of companies depending on it to protect their business against data loss and eliminate downtime.
The integration of Assure MIMIX into Skytap on Azure now provides a native solution to replicate IBM i workloads and ensure high availability data in the cloud. Skytap and Precisely have also enabled consumption-based pricing for Assure MIMIX through the Azure Marketplace, allowing enterprises to modernize their technology along with the way they purchase it. “Enterprises seek simplicity and time to value for their cloud investments,” stated Rahul Tripathi, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Skytap. “Offering Assure MIMIX at the click of a button for IBM i workloads running in Skytap provides critical workload protection and automatically reduces risk of data loss for our customers.”
“We’re pleased to work with Skytap to launch a consolidated offering on Azure Marketplace that tightly integrates Assure MIMIX with IBM i and Microsoft Azure,” said John Reda, Senior Vice President, Product Management, at Precisely. “This powerful combination enables our customers seeking to gain efficiency and innovate in the cloud to be rest assured in the availability of their critical data.”
Skytap and Precisely continue to experience increasing demand for running and protecting IBM i workloads in the public cloud, a trend expected to continue as Gartner predicts that spending on public cloud services will exceed 45% of all enterprise IT spending by 2026.
“The cloud value proposition for specialized workloads continues to strengthen,” commented Tripathi. “Rich benefits like scalability, agility, high availability, and disaster recovery combined with opportunities to extend application usage and modernize through access to Azure native services such as artificial intelligence (AI) are creating unprecedented levels of enterprise migrations.”
Learn more about the Skytap and Assure MIMIX integrated solution here.