Maxava Addressing DR Efforts for Christchurch Earthquake at COMMON

In Live Stream Session, Maxava Executive Simon O’Sullivan Details Customer Experiences After Powerful Earthquake Disrupt Customer Businesses


IRVINE, Calif. (April 21, 2011) – Maxava, a global leader in IBM i high availability (HA) software, today announced that Simon O’Sullivan, a vice president with the company, will provide an account of how customers managed their IBM i disaster recovery (DR) efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake in New Zealand and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan at the COMMON Annual Meeting and Conference, May 1-4, in Minneapolis.  Maxava is one of the world’s fastest growing providers of HA and DR solutions for the IBM i platform.

O’Sullivan’s address, “Don’t Become a Business Refugee — Maxava Discusses Real Life Disaster Recovery Scenarios”  will review the recent natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan, with an emphasis on the February earthquake that struck Christchurch – New Zealand’s second largest city.  The devastating earthquake left 170 dead, major parts of the city destroyed and more than 200 buildings damaged beyond repair.

According to O’Sullivan, the New Zealand press coined a new phrase for the many businesses that were not ready – “Business Refugee.”  Less than two weeks later Japan suffered a catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

O’Sullivan’s session at 11:00 am CT on Wednesday, May 4, will examine how Maxava HA software helped customers in New Zealand and Japan through both of these catastrophic events.  Maxava staff and partners worked with their customers to enable them to role-swap their businesses to other locations and continue running at their backup sites. Attendees can hear about lessons learned on how to survive a real-life disaster with their data intact.

The session will be streamed live over the new COMMON LIVETRACK which takes COMMON’s Annual Meeting and brings it to the entire community virtually, allowing those that cannot attend the conference to still be a part of the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community.  Offered at no charge, registration for the Maxava session can be made at:

Maxava will, as usual, have a booth at the COMMON Expo and will be available to answer questions and demo their products. This year the Maxava team will be joined by Maxava CEO Allan Campbell during the event.

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.

Maxava’s suite of HA solutions incorporates the features, reliability and ease of use that are critical for any IBM i shop, regardless of size. The underlying quality, architecture and engineering are the same whether a customer chooses the basic replication product, Maxava HA Data Stream, or the top end Maxava HA Enterprise solution. Maxava’s approach is that the data of small clients is just as business-critical as the data of large enterprises.

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 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.

COMMON is the world’s largest group of IBM and IBM-compatible information technology users. The organization comprises 4,000 individual and corporate members representing more than 22,000 IT professionals involved with the application of the Power Systems and related platforms within a wide variety of business environments.

COMMON plays a leading role in helping IT professionals get the most from their technology investments. It accomplishes that by providing unparalleled access to the latest knowledge, education and expertise, to increase the value of information technology to businesses.

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