SOURCE: Vision Solutions

March 11, 2008 13:01 ET

Leaders Have Vision™ Worldwide Partner Conferences Highlight Success

World's Leading High Availability Organizations Convene to Discuss New Market Trends, Programs and Offerings

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Vision Solutions, the leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets (NYSE: IBM), is hosting global partner conferences to meet the needs of its ever-expanding partner and customer bases across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

Demand for Vision Solutions' products and services continues to outpace industry growth rates. To sustain this trend, the Company is launching integrated marketing campaigns and customized partner programs to support its distribution and support initiatives. The conferences include updates from executive management and product development, along with extensive training that enables partners to address the needs of a fast-growing customer base.

"This European conference was truly an invaluable experience," says Vision Solutions' partner Graham Hope, senior manager of sales for INFOR. "Vision Solutions has an incredible story and we're excited to be part of it."

Vision Solutions' products are being adopted by record numbers of customers in vital worldwide industries from manufacturing and healthcare to retail and financial services across small-and-mid-market to large enterprise segments. The needs of these organizations vary with some desiring relatively simple backup and recovery solutions to others requiring the greatest levels of high availability protection spanning multiple continents. Together, Vision and its partners ensure the viability of businesses with 24/7 certified customer service, and solutions that optimize and extend IBM's latest Power Systems technologies.

"Our products and services are excellent solutions for companies of all sizes wanting to protect and manage their data in today's 24/7 marketplace," says Vision Solutions Senior Vice President of EMEA and Americas Sales, Bob Johnson. "We are deeply committed to helping our partners and customers become as successful as possible. During these conferences, we are sharing our latest product innovations and roadmap, discussing partner opportunities and unveiling exciting go-to-market initiatives."

To serve the regional needs of more than 400 premier partners, these first-rate Vision Solutions conferences are being held in Portugal, Vietnam and the United States.

"These events are not only dynamic for our Company, but also for our growing worldwide partner community," says Vision Solutions' Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific, Allan Campbell. "Together, we are reaching more people to provide the world's best high availability and disaster recovery solutions for all of our customers, no matter their size or location. For example, here in Vietnam, the leading banks are all long-term Vision customers."

"Together with leaders in the industry like Vision Solutions and their extensive partner network worldwide, IBM Power Systems is always searching to complement IBM's offerings in order to bring innovative solutions to customers of all sizes to meet their ever increasing needs for business resiliency," says IBM's Director of Power Systems for Southwest IOT, Alessandro Colonna.

"The world is changing rapidly with competitive and environmental pressures that can threaten business viability. Vision Solutions carries a great responsibility to ensure our customers maintain resilient businesses with the best possible combination of software and support plus valuable partner services and best practices," says Vision Solutions Senior Vice President of Marketing, Ed Vesely. "Vision invests more in service, support and partner enablement than any other high availability organization in the world. These conferences enable our loyal partners to quickly adapt to regional market needs, and provide the highest levels of service to protect more than 6,000 customers in more than 70 countries."

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for IBM® System i and System p platforms. With a portfolio spanning the industry's most innovative and trusted HA solutions from ORION™, MIMIX® and iTERA™ brands, Vision keeps critical businesses 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, and support for i5/OS®, Windows®, and AIX® operating environments. As IBM's largest high availability Premier Business Partner (NYSE: IBM), Vision Solutions oversees a global network of business partners and services and support professionals to help our customers achieve their business goals. Privately held by Thoma Cressey 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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