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Enterprise class performance, scalability and high availability demonstrated at FOCUS 2001, J.D. Edwards' user group conference

J.D. Edwards, a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy, announced that it will port J.D. Edwards enterprise and supply chain applications on 64-bit Compaq ProLiant( industry-standard servers powered by the new Intel(r) Itanium(tm) Processor. The joint solution was showcased recently at FOCUS 2001, the J.D. Edwards user group conference.

J.D. Edwards' long-standing relationship with Compaq brings together the hardware and software development communities to advance new and emerging solutions for 64-bit industry-standard computing. J.D. Edwards is also part of the Compaq TrailBlazer programme, which enables the application development community and early adopter companies to realise the benefits of the emerging 64-bit architecture for Microsoft's 64-bit Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition and Linux-based applications on market-leading Compaq ProLiant servers.

This collaboration means that customers migrating to IA-64 based products can quickly move forward with J.D. Edwards collaborative applications on Compaq servers. "Compaq and J.D. Edwards are teaming up to offer mid-enterprise customers enhanced power with the new Itanium processor," said Michael Madden, group vice president and CTO, J.D. Edwards. "This architecture provides our customers the advanced computing power they need in today's data intensive marketplace."

"The industry-leading Compaq ProLiant server architecture coupled with J.D. Edwards e-Commerce applications provides customers with a powerful, stable and reliable platform with which to move their infrastructures to the 64-bit Itanium environment," said James Mouton, vice president, Enterprise Servers, Compaq Industry Standard Server Group. "Through joint development in the Compaq TrailBlazer program, Compaq and J.D. Edwards will bring the high-performance benefits of Itanium-based solutions for enterprise and supply chain management to market more rapidly."

The Itanium processor provides features that enable scalability, performance, investment protection, and choice for high-end servers. It is the first product in the Itanium processor family based on the Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) architecture and incorporates a number of new technologies, features, and capabilities that make it ideal for the high-end server and workstation markets. EPIC allows users to take advantage of its large memory addressability, massive register resources, and parallel execution capabilities. Additionally, Itanium-based systems will offer enhanced data transaction security and performance for e-commerce transactions. These features will combine to enable the performance necessary to maintain a high-volume, responsive e-business site.

About J.D. Edwards
J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy. The Company's open solutions give organisations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage. Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at www.jdedwards.com or at 0118 909 1700.

J.D. Edwards is a registered trademark of J.D. Edwards & Company. The names of all other products and services of J.D. Edwards used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of J.D. Edwards World Source Company.


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