J.D. Edwards Has Vision for Software Distribution

After a period of analysis and benchmarking several AS/400 high availability solutions, J.D. Edwards (Denver) has chosen Vision Solutions Vision Suite to provide both data and object replication worldwide for the J.D. Edwards software development group, according to published reports.

Vision Suite products are expected to provide J.D. Edwards with the capability to distribute software programs and updates from the company's distribution systems in Denver to its European distribution center.

"We were convinced as a result of our evaluation that Vision Suite provided the strongest foundation for our worldwide products distribution strategy," says Treasure Diehl, director of technical foundation and product delivery at J.D. Edwards. "Its demonstrated performance and ease of use were clear advantages as we expand the support for our international customers."

J.D. Edwards' search, which began in October of last year, was based upon two primary objectives: providing its software distribution department with the capability to mirror its software and fixes to Europe using TCP/IP; and ensuring critical applications, such as software distribution, could continue to function in the event of a planned or unplanned outage.

"We are certainly pleased to have been selected by such a knowledgeable solution provider in the AS/400 marketplace," says Chris Turner, CEO and founder of Vision Solutions (Irvine, Calif.). "Our success resulted from building a long-term strategy that was responsive to all their issues."

--L. Greenemeier