Informing the IBM Community

Strategic Partnership delivers sophisticated high availability and disaster recovery solutions to banks in Malaysia.



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Philadelphia, PA (8 December, 2016) – AS Networks has recently partnered with Maxava in order to enhance their high availability and disaster recovery services portfolio across South East Asia. AS Networks is the leading player in Malaysia for traditional, on-premise disaster recovery services and specializes in offering a comprehensive suite of high availability and disaster recovery solutions for the IBM i platform.

Andrew Lim, CEO of AS Networks chose Maxava after reviewing several IBM i HA/DR solutions. Presenting to a group of banking customers at a recent launch event that was held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Andrew says “Maxava is easy to install, it is fast, can be controlled by a mobile app and once live, it becomes the critical basis of a business’s recovery. Our aim is to help our customers exercise a greater control over their data retention policies, whilst supporting them to overcome complex replication and backup management challenges.”

“In case of a major data loss and/or downtime incident, our customers will get their data back faster, more securely and with greater control and visibility, using the most innovative technologies available in the market. Since 2014, we have been expanding our areas of expertise to stay ahead of the rapidly changing data management trends and expectation, and today we strive to be one of the leading business continuity services providers in Malaysia,” continues Lim.

AS Networks has already implemented Maxava at Maybank, the largest bank in Malaysia and also at CIMB, the world’s largest Islamic bank. The pipeline is continuing to expand with an additional four banks ready to swap to Maxava in the region. IBM i customers who previously relied on magnetic tape media or older solutions for their disaster recovery strategies have responded enthusiastically to the offering which delivers lightning-fast, real-time replication that allows for rapid operational resumption, with no data loss occurring in the event of a disaster.

Simon O’Sullivan, Senior VP at Maxava, who is responsible for the Asia Pacific region explains, “Our partnership with AS Networks has created numerous joint opportunities in Malaysia and we are very excited about the potential for growth – not just in banking but in all other industries.


About AS Networks – AS Networks specializes in offering a comprehensive suite of high availability and disaster recovery solutions and services for the IBM i platform. Since 2004 their focus has been in providing the solutions and services that fit the requirement of individual customers, and managing the overall implementation process to meet the evolving trends and expectations of customers about their data management, retention, availability and resiliency policies. For more information, contact AS Networks via email ( or phone (+603-76295288).

About Maxava – Maxava is a worldwide provider of innovative monitoring, high availability and disaster recovery solutions for IBM Power Systems. Maxava’s software and services are available from a global network of partners and are integral to the cloud offerings of leading Managed Service Providers and Cloud Service Providers. Customers have been using Maxava software and services for more than 16 years to ensure business continuity, reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements. Today, Maxava serves more than 500 customers in over 40 countries, providing 24x7x365 support directly through regional offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Visit for more information or find out what our customers have to say at Maxava Customer Case Study Videos.

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