SOURCE: Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions

January 12, 2010 06:07 ET

Carlin Music Hits High Note With Vision Solutions Technology

Vision Director Automates Maintenance of Complex Music and Royalty Management Systems

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), today announced Carlin Music, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, relies on Vision Director to automate the administration of its music and royalty management systems, thus saving considerable time and resources. With operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Germany, Carlin Music boasts a rich catalogue spanning 100 years of popular music history ranging from vintage ballads to classics to rock 'n' roll to the latest hits.

"Carlin Music has used Vision Director for nearly a decade and it's saved us significant time compared to manual archiving and systems management," says Carlin Music's IT Director, Steve Phillips. "It's wonderful not having to worry about the history of our data because Vision Solutions helps us keep all the journals tidied, and system optimization is spot on."

Processing financial data for clients correctly and on time is critical for Carlin Music. Its database must be up-to-date and its applications must at optimum capacity. A system weighed down with years of inactive records and historical reports can cause processing to drag unnecessarily and potentially cause reporting errors and application problems. Vision Director ensures that Carlin's batch processing is quicker and meets every deadline on time. "Before Vision Director, our IT team worked overtime but now we can manage the entire process during normal business hours," adds Mr. Phillips. "Another unexpected benefit is how the software extended the life of our IBM System i525 by saving loads of disk space and effectively optimizing our DASD."

"We value our clients' continued support," says Mark Scanlon, Vision Solutions regional director. "Carlin Music shows how companies enjoy healthy ROI year after year with our ever-evolving software."

Vision Director is a highly integrated set of utilities for proactively monitoring, managing and optimizing IBM i servers, databases and application environments to maintain peak efficiency. Vision recently released Director V8.0 which is now available in two different versions. The base Vision Director product offers the key utilities and automation required for most mid-market customers. In addition, Vision Director Enterprise is now available to suit the needs of larger, more complex environments.

"There is a strong opportunity in the marketplace for two versions," says Vision Solutions' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Alan Arnold. "Mid-market customers want a solution to complete the bulk of the work for them and relieve administrative burden; however, we also have many large customers who need the full flexibility and power included in our new Director Enterprise version."

When a server, database or application is not fully optimized, it requires more resources such as memory, disk and processing capabilities to handle the workload. Vision Director V8.0 delivers an economical approach to efficient processing including a new Health Dashboard offering real-time graphical views of a system's status with important optimization attributes. In addition to accessing Director's flexible functionality through its intuitive web-based GUI, administrators also have the option of utilizing a traditional command line interface.

Companies interested in finding out how much Director can help optimize their system are invited to download iSCORE, a free utility which quickly performs health checks on IBM i environments. This no-license tool highlights opportunities to optimize performance and disk utilization by generating a graphical report, including a numeric summary showing a system's state of optimization.

On January 21, Vision Solutions will host an "Availability Trends 2010" webinar featuring Dr. Frank Soltis, widely considered the founder of the AS/400. To learn more about the Company's high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions, visit www.visionsolutions.com or call +1-800-957-4511.

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and systems/data management solutions for IBM® Power Systems. With a portfolio spanning industry's most innovative and trusted HA technologies from iTERA™, MIMIX® and ORION Solutions™, Vision keeps critical business information continuously protected and available. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products ensure business continuity, increase productivity, reduce operating costs and satisfy compliance requirements. Vision also offers advanced cluster management and systems management solutions along with support for IBM i, Windows, and AIX operating environments. As IBM's largest high availability Premier Business Partner (NYSE: IBM), Vision Solutions oversees a global network of partners and professionals to help customers achieve business goals. Vision Solutions publishes the quarterly e-book Business Continuity Today outlining current issues and best practices. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.visionsolutions.com or call 800.957.4511.

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