InfoImage Decision Portal Software First To Be Certified to Support Three Million Users

BenchmarkQA Certifies the Market's Most

Scalable Enterprise Portal Solution to Date



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from InfoImage, Inc.

    PHOENIX, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoImage, Inc. today announced that it
 has successfully completed performance tests that demonstrate InfoImage
 Freedom(TM) 3, its enterprise decision portal software, can support three
 million users through a network of federated portal servers.  As the first
 vendor with certified results showing global scalability, InfoImage offers
 multinational organizations the ability to collaborate throughout the
 enterprise regardless of the number of users.
     Working with InfoImage and Microsoft at Microsoft Premier Customer Labs,
 BenchmarkQA certified the InfoImage architecture, testing methodology and
 results.  InfoImage Freedom runs on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 and the .NET
 platform, and is the most scalable enterprise portal on the market today.
 
     Three Million Users, with Room to Grow
     The InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture(TM) (patent pending) allows an
 organization to deploy a worldwide network of separate yet interconnected
 decision portal servers, regardless of location.  At a single site, a server
 cluster can support over 250,000 registered users.  Using the InfoImage
 architecture, any number of individual sites can be combined to support any
 number of users.  For example, 12 sites will support over three million
 registered users.  The architecture allows for additional portal sites to be
 added at any time, with a corresponding increase in the number of users.
     "Potential buyers have frequently questioned whether corporate portal
 technology could scale to meet the real world needs of today's large
 enterprises," said Rob Perry, senior analyst at the Yankee Group.  "This
 benchmark shows that InfoImage has a technology solution that provides the
 scale and flexibility to meet the broad and distributed needs of any size
 employer, assuring customers that enterprise portals are possible."
 
     Thousands supported by a single server
     InfoImage Freedom is the only enterprise portal solution capable of
 delivering both standard corporate portals and advanced decision portals.  A
 decision portal makes use of the product's collaborative decision management
 features and involves very active users and significant run-time access to
 enterprise information system.  InfoImage conducted performance tests for both
 types of portal configurations, and the InfoImage product was the first
 certified to support thousands of concurrent users per server in both cases.
 InfoImage defines concurrent users as those who are doing active work within
 the portal.
     Configured as a standard enterprise information portal with an activity
 profile that is typical for such systems, InfoImage Freedom supported
 34,000 concurrent users per dual-processor server, with an average response
 time of 0.6 seconds.  This configuration matches the corporate and extranet
 portal deployment scenario that most portal customers are looking for today.
     When configured as an enterprise decision portal, InfoImage Freedom
 supported 2,300 concurrent users per server, with an average response time of
 2.5 seconds on the same dual-processor server systems.
     The tasks and workloads used in the test methodologies were based on
 actual customer installations to ensure the simulation of highly active,
 real-world portal usage.  With these results, customers can gauge their
 portal hardware needs more accurately than they could by using only the
 hits-per-second or transactions-per-second performance figures quoted by
 other vendors.
     "For the first time in the portal market, a system exists to support
 distributed decision-making throughout a large, dispersed organization and its
 partners and customers," said Steve Aninye, InfoImage chief technology
 officer.  "The combination of InfoImage software, the Windows 2000 server
 platform and the .NET architecture creates an enterprise portal solution that
 effectively meets the demands of the largest organizations."
     The tests, conducted at Microsoft Premier Customer Labs in Bellevue,
 Wash., and InfoImage's Phoenix lab, were overseen and certified by
 BenchmarkQA, a leading software performance analysis and quality assurance
 firm based in Minneapolis, Minn.  Those interested in more detailed tests
 results should contact InfoImage at 1-888-263-2345 or by email at
 freedom@infoimage.com.
 
     About InfoImage
     With the patent-pending InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture(TM),
 InfoImage Decision Portals speed the decision making process at all levels of
 the organization and provide unmatched interoperability and scalability in the
 enterprise portal market.  InfoImage users view and manipulate both corporate
 and external information from a Web browser, improving individual job
 performance and simplifying corporate knowledge management.  Developed on
 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000, InfoImage Decision Portal software is the only
 application that helps people work more efficiently by consolidating key
 information from disparate data sources, providing tools for collaboration,
 and empowering them to take action all in one desktop view.  Founded in 1992,
 Phoenix, Ariz.-based InfoImage has offices across the United States and is
 online at http://www.infoimage.com.
 
     InfoImage, InfoImage Freedom, InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture and
 other InfoImage products referenced herein are either trademarks, registered
 trademarks or service marks of InfoImage, Inc.  Other product and company
 names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE InfoImage, Inc.
    PHOENIX, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoImage, Inc. today announced that it
 has successfully completed performance tests that demonstrate InfoImage
 Freedom(TM) 3, its enterprise decision portal software, can support three
 million users through a network of federated portal servers.  As the first
 vendor with certified results showing global scalability, InfoImage offers
 multinational organizations the ability to collaborate throughout the
 enterprise regardless of the number of users.
     Working with InfoImage and Microsoft at Microsoft Premier Customer Labs,
 BenchmarkQA certified the InfoImage architecture, testing methodology and
 results.  InfoImage Freedom runs on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 and the .NET
 platform, and is the most scalable enterprise portal on the market today.
 
     Three Million Users, with Room to Grow
     The InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture(TM) (patent pending) allows an
 organization to deploy a worldwide network of separate yet interconnected
 decision portal servers, regardless of location.  At a single site, a server
 cluster can support over 250,000 registered users.  Using the InfoImage
 architecture, any number of individual sites can be combined to support any
 number of users.  For example, 12 sites will support over three million
 registered users.  The architecture allows for additional portal sites to be
 added at any time, with a corresponding increase in the number of users.
     "Potential buyers have frequently questioned whether corporate portal
 technology could scale to meet the real world needs of today's large
 enterprises," said Rob Perry, senior analyst at the Yankee Group.  "This
 benchmark shows that InfoImage has a technology solution that provides the
 scale and flexibility to meet the broad and distributed needs of any size
 employer, assuring customers that enterprise portals are possible."
 
     Thousands supported by a single server
     InfoImage Freedom is the only enterprise portal solution capable of
 delivering both standard corporate portals and advanced decision portals.  A
 decision portal makes use of the product's collaborative decision management
 features and involves very active users and significant run-time access to
 enterprise information system.  InfoImage conducted performance tests for both
 types of portal configurations, and the InfoImage product was the first
 certified to support thousands of concurrent users per server in both cases.
 InfoImage defines concurrent users as those who are doing active work within
 the portal.
     Configured as a standard enterprise information portal with an activity
 profile that is typical for such systems, InfoImage Freedom supported
 34,000 concurrent users per dual-processor server, with an average response
 time of 0.6 seconds.  This configuration matches the corporate and extranet
 portal deployment scenario that most portal customers are looking for today.
     When configured as an enterprise decision portal, InfoImage Freedom
 supported 2,300 concurrent users per server, with an average response time of
 2.5 seconds on the same dual-processor server systems.
     The tasks and workloads used in the test methodologies were based on
 actual customer installations to ensure the simulation of highly active,
 real-world portal usage.  With these results, customers can gauge their
 portal hardware needs more accurately than they could by using only the
 hits-per-second or transactions-per-second performance figures quoted by
 other vendors.
     "For the first time in the portal market, a system exists to support
 distributed decision-making throughout a large, dispersed organization and its
 partners and customers," said Steve Aninye, InfoImage chief technology
 officer.  "The combination of InfoImage software, the Windows 2000 server
 platform and the .NET architecture creates an enterprise portal solution that
 effectively meets the demands of the largest organizations."
     The tests, conducted at Microsoft Premier Customer Labs in Bellevue,
 Wash., and InfoImage's Phoenix lab, were overseen and certified by
 BenchmarkQA, a leading software performance analysis and quality assurance
 firm based in Minneapolis, Minn.  Those interested in more detailed tests
 results should contact InfoImage at 1-888-263-2345 or by email at
 freedom@infoimage.com.
 
     About InfoImage
     With the patent-pending InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture(TM),
 InfoImage Decision Portals speed the decision making process at all levels of
 the organization and provide unmatched interoperability and scalability in the
 enterprise portal market.  InfoImage users view and manipulate both corporate
 and external information from a Web browser, improving individual job
 performance and simplifying corporate knowledge management.  Developed on
 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000, InfoImage Decision Portal software is the only
 application that helps people work more efficiently by consolidating key
 information from disparate data sources, providing tools for collaboration,
 and empowering them to take action all in one desktop view.  Founded in 1992,
 Phoenix, Ariz.-based InfoImage has offices across the United States and is
 online at http://www.infoimage.com.
 
     InfoImage, InfoImage Freedom, InfoImage Federated Portal Architecture and
 other InfoImage products referenced herein are either trademarks, registered
 trademarks or service marks of InfoImage, Inc.  Other product and company
 names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  InfoImage, Inc.