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Vision Solutions Names Soltis to Advisory Board
June 3, 2009 09:00 AM

Expertise supports Vision’s leadership in making strategic product and technology decisions.

Frank Soltis
Advisory Board Member
Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions, a leading high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets, announced Dr. Frank Soltis has joined the Vision Solutions Technology Advisory Board (VTAB). Dr. Soltis, a celebrated scientist and founder of IBM’s System i technology, will share his experience and insight as he helps guide product strategies. Comprised of leading IBM Power Systems experts, which includes employees, customers, business partners and consultants, the board continues to work closely with senior Vision Solutions’ experts delivering technology and services exceeding customer expectations.

"These industry leaders work on long-term technology and product strategies for advanced solutions across IBM Power Systems. There’s nothing quite like it in the IBM Power Systems world today,” says Alan Arnold, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Vision Solutions, who leads VTAB as its chairperson. “We are honored to have Dr. Soltis join this prestigious team of professionals, where he will bring unique perspectives and insights.”

Dr. Soltis is regarded throughout the world as one of the most significant computer scientists of the 20th century. Based on his doctoral dissertation research, Soltis created a revolutionary computer architecture, which led to a completely new breed of computers. During the last decade, he led the effort to define the architecture of the 64-bit PowerPC processors used in IBM’s Power System servers. Before retirement from IBM as its Chief Scientist, Soltis defined directions for IBM systems and the IBM Development Laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He currently travels the world speaking about IT trends and technology advancements.

“It is a privilege to be a member of the Vision Solutions Technology Advisory Board,” says Dr. Soltis. “Its members have tremendous experience, success and passion for the Power Systems, which is a key ingredient to the ongoing success of the board and Vision’s technology solutions for IBM i and AIX.”

Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for IBM® Power Systems (i and p platforms). With a portfolio spanning the 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, and support for i, 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 Bravo, Inc., Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices worldwide.



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