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Vision Solutions has announced record results following the acquisition of Lakeview Technology, including a significant increase in sales volume.

 

Since the acquisition, Vision has closed more than 1,000 new sales of high availability, disaster recovery, and data management software—more than 400 of these sales are to new customers, the company said. Approximately 60 percent of these new sales are within the fast growing, small-to-medium business segment. Chief Executive Officer Nicolaas Vlok pointed to Vision' success as resulting from converging cultures, continuing excellence in customer service, and capitalizing on expertise throughout the company.

 

"By combining collective talents throughout our organization, we're set to expand more than ever on a global level and meet our customers' needs no matter their size," Vlok said. "The Lakeview acquisition not only expands our product offerings, it establishes our position as the global leader for System i and System p high availability," he said. "This is an opportune time as we believe the stage is set for significant growth."

 

"We’ve achieved remarkable results in all areas of the global market–from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas," said Don Scott, executive vice president and CFO of Vision Solutions. "Not only did we realize strong top-line performance, we also realized an increase in profitability as well. Our balance sheet strengthened over the period and we’ve seen an enhanced positive cash flow."

 

"Our strong performance throughout the year represents more than 300 million dollars of IBM hardware sales influence, substantiating Vision Solutions as IBM’s premier business partner for high availability," said Ed Vesely, senior vice president for worldwide marketing at Vision.

 

While continuing to develop and support all current products, Vision Solutions is cultivating a combined HA platform that will bring exceptional value to both current and new clients, the company said. "We’re enjoying tremendous synergies within our product development and research teams," said Alan Arnold, executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Several new products and enhancements are in the works that will further increase reliability, usability, self-healing, performance, scalability and backwards compatibility."

 

Vision Solutions' executive management team anticipates strong growth in the coming years by investing in fundamental strengths, increasing efficiencies and capitalizing on the organization’s combined talent, the company said. Vision continues to experience significant traction also within the AIX market through innovative solutions combining the benefits of any-point-in-time recovery through continuous data protection (CDP) with traditional replication technologies.

 

"Throughout the world, Vision Solutions is taking high availability, disaster recovery, systems management and data management technologies to a new level through many ease-of-use and self-healing features that make it possible for companies of any size to protect and manage data with very little user intervention," said Arnold. "When one combines this with our commitment to continual improvement and support, our technologies are positively reshaping the System i and System p infrastructure software industry."

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery, and data management solutions for the IBM System i and System p markets. 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. Vision products help to ensure business continuity, increase productivity, reduce operating costs, and satisfy compliance requirements, the company says. 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, Vision Solutions oversees a global network of business partners and services and support professionals to help its customers achieve their business goals. Privately held by Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide.


Vision Solutions, Inc.

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision’s trusted MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by certified worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM (NYSE:IBM), HP (NYSE:HPQ), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), VMware (NYSE:VMW) and Dell (NASDAQ:DELL). Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com, search for VSIChannel on popular social networks or call 1 800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.

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