That’s right, Vision Solutions Inc. has reached out and touched someone again. Last time, as you remember, it was iTera. This time, it’s Lakeview Technology Inc. All three were already major players in the System i high availability space; combining them just creates a behemoth. Vision claims it has 6,000 customers.
From the release:
During the merger of Vision and iTera in 2006, the company committed to develop, market and support both ORION HA and iTera HA for the foreseeable future. Vision intends to implement this same strategy with Lakeview’s MIMIX product line.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
So it seems that if you want high availability on your System i, iSeries or AS400 box, it’s more and more likely that you’ll be dealing with Vision Solutions. Which might not be such a good thing if you’re looking to get good support services from Vision Solutions, despite how expansive it is, according to the release:
The acquisition of Lakeview Technology combines the R&D talents of the industry’s largest and most innovative high availability and disaster recovery development organizations. In addition, customers will benefit from an extensive support organization that spans the world.