IBM Announces IBM i Solution Edition for JD Edwards
This week, IBM announced the IBM i Solution Edition for JD Edwards which is an infrastructure solution specifically designed, configured, and priced to reduce the cost, complexity, and risk of deploying JD Edwards world-class solutions on IBM i. It provides a complete hardware and software solution, it is quick and easy to implement, and it provides powerful POWER7 based technology at a lower cost than competing solutions. For further information see the IBM i Solution Editions website.
The benchmark results for these servers show strong performance and scalability. On a Power 720 Express running at 3.0 Ghz, a one core configuration was able to run 300 web-client based users. Two and four core configurations ran 600 and 1200 web-client based users respectively. All of the response times were subsecond. These results are now available on IBM TechDocs. Please refer to the Benchmarks section below.
The IBM i Solution Edition for JD Edwards also includes installation of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software by a trained expert using the new “Rapid Install” process. This process allows for installation to be completed in days instead of weeks, reduces the complexity of managing fixes, and provides an installed EnterpriseOne image which has been pretested by IBM and Oracle. This offering is planned for 2011.
IBM Lab Services provide a variety of services that can be tailored for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installations including the following:
For more information on service offerings, see the IBM Lab Services website.
EnterpriseOne Support for WebSphere Application Server Express
Oracle recently announced that WebSphere Application Server Express 7.0 is supported with IBM i 7.1 beginning with tools release 8.98.3. For additional information, please refer to the JD Edwards MTR (link resides outside of ibm.com) for Web Servers on the Oracle website. (User id and password required.)
Support for IBM i 7.1
At the Collaborate conference held April 18- 22 in Las Vegas, Oracle announced that JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release 8.98.3 will include support for IBM i 7.1 which was announced the previous week by IBM. For additional information see the announcement (link resides outside of ibm.com) on the Oracle website. (User id and password required.)
NEW Recently, Oracle has also announced that IBM i 7.1 will also be supported with EnterpriseOne Xe (B73.3.3) SP24.1.2/ERP 8.0 SP24.1.2. For additional information, please refer to their MTR (link resides outside of ibm.com).
Industry leading performance with POWER7 and IBM i 7.1
The charts to the right contain the results from the latest benchmark project conducted at the IBM i development site in Rochester Minnesota. They describe benchmarks that achieve a new highwater mark of 4000 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users on an 8 core Power 750 running IBM i 7.1 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.3. (IBM also did similar tests on the same system in February with IBM i 6.1 showing 3600 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users.) These results demonstrate the close working relationship between IBM and Oracle to provide maximum value to our JD Edwards customers.
POWER7 measurement details
These results are now available on IBM TechDocs. Please refer to the Benchmarks section below.
Oracle Validation of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on IBM i 6.1
Yes, IBM i 6.1 is fully certified for JD Edwards applications!
In continuance of support for the IBM Power Systems, Oracle announces validation and support for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line on IBM i 6.1 (i5/OS V6R1). Validation has completed for IBM i 6.1 with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.97 update 1 (18.104.22.168), which runs with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application releases 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.11 SP1, and 8.12.
The Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools team has also announced the availability of tools release 24.0 for customers running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application release XE or ERP8. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 24.0 includes support for IBM i 6.1.
Oracle furthered its commitment to the IBM System i customers, extending support and enhancement efforts for JD Edwards Applications on IBM System i. In addition to Lifetime Support, Oracle is providing new product development for JD Edwards World and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle has published a new set of Frequently Asked Question (PDF, 189KB) about their continued support on the System i. For more information on Oracle Application Unlimited visit the Application Unlimited website (link resides outside of ibm.com).
SNC Lavalin Profac
See Profac talk about their JD Edwards migration from Intel to System i.