Maxava’s Disaster Recovery Solutions Aid Japanese Customers Hit Hard by March Earthquake and Tsunami

Maxava and Bell Data Team to Restore Business-Critical Data for Multiple Customers



IRVINE, Calif. and TOKYO, June 14, 2011 – Maxava, a global leader in IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) software, together with business partner Bell Data of Japan, has worked with Japanese clients to save business-critical data and restore business operations after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

Maxava and Bell Data are continuing to work closely together to restore business operations for customers affected by the disaster.

Maxava is one of the world’s fastest growing providers of HA and DR solutions for the IBM i platform and its solutions have been used to assist affected businesses after recent global disasters including the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, tornadoes in the U.S. and the events in Japan. In Japan, Maxava’s support team has worked closely with partners to quickly role swap data from affected systems and business locations to enable the fast restoration of business operations.

“One of our affected customers is a large manufacturer whose mission is to provide their critical products to customers throughout Japan, even through a disaster,” said Yasuki Takano, Japan Sales Manager, Maxava.  “By using Maxava HA to quickly role swap their data, the customer was able to continue their business, getting their products into the hands of the professionals who desperately needed them to assist the victims of the disasters.  It’s times like these when you realize that your technology solutions really play a role in your customer’s business to the benefit of people who need their products and services.”

The large manufacturing customer in Northern Japan has been using Maxava HA since 2007 and has 21 offices and factories with more than 800 employees.  The tsunami and resulting nuclear power plant damage caused power shortages with announcements of planned power outages for three hours each day which would create severe service shortages.

Maxava and Bell Data worked closely with the customer to role swap systems to a safe location in Kyushu from the affected system in Tokyo.  Maxava’s real time replication and backup kept the customer’s systems running; otherwise, the system would have been shuttered for a week at a time when the company’s products had an immediate and urgent need.

“This customer was smart to work with Maxava to build a comprehensive business continuity plan,” said Yasuki Takano.  “Without this BCP, they would not have been ready to react when the earthquake struck.  The training the customer went through also made the reaction to the emergency run quickly and smoothly.”

Maxava’s assistance to customers in Japan is the subject of a session at “Case Study Seminar for BCP,” on June 15, 2011, at IBM Tokyo Hakozaki, featuring Takano.

Maxava’s comprehensive product line includes Maxava HA™ Enterprise+, Maxava HA™ SMB, and Maxava HA™ Data Stream.  The Maxava HA Suite provides real time replication for IBM i for enterprise strength disaster recovery that many organizations are putting in place to protect critical corporate data and for compliance purposes.

About Maxava

Maxava is a worldwide provider of innovative high availability and disaster recovery software solutions for IBM i systems.  Customers have been using Maxava HA software for over a decade to ensure business continuity, reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements.  Maxava’s software ensures business resilience for a cross section of the world’s most demanding IBM i customers through SaaS, cloud, subscription and traditional licensed software models.  Maxava has staff and customers located worldwide.

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