J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe Now Available On New IBM eServer

Powerhouse e-Business Platform and Solutions Made Possible

With Breakthrough Technology



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from J.D. Edwards & Company

    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- J.D. Edwards &
 Company (Nasdaq: JDEC), a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions
 for the Internet economy, today announced support for the new IBM eServer p660
 and p620 midrange UNIX servers, which supply industry-leading technology
 critical to running e-business applications.  The eServers, introduced by IBM
 yesterday, are powered by IBM's breakthrough Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI)
 microprocessor technology.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000807/JDELOGO )
     The IBM eServer p660 and p620 servers increase the range of manageable and
 scalable IBM platforms for J.D. Edwards OneWorld(R) and OneWorld(R) Xe
 solutions.  The combination of J.D. Edwards software with the new IBM eServer
 platform provides customers with a highly reliable and scalable e-business
 infrastructure.
     The cornerstone of unprecedented collaborative commerce, OneWorld Xe
 provides a flexible architecture, pre-integrated applications and
 interoperability to enable true collaboration.  OneWorld Xe also provides
 unmatched quality and power to automate business processes and communication.
     "Our customers can expect to run OneWorld solutions at higher performance
 levels using IBM's newly released pSeries 620 server.  WebSphere testing in
 our performance labs using the eServer p620 as a OneWorld web application
 server has successfully scaled to over 1000 users while revealing a
 27% throughput improvement over a similarly configured RS/6000 F80," said
 Michael Madden, CTO, J.D. Edwards.
     The one- to six-way IBM eServer p620 is a high-performance deskside server
 with the power to run the IT infrastructure at small and medium-size
 companies.  The p620 is also well suited to serve as a distributed application
 server for larger companies employing Web hosting, enterprise resource
 planning, ERP II, supply chain management and CRM applications.
     "Working in partnership with J.D. Edwards, IBM offers a comprehensive
 portfolio of software and hardware solutions to effectively manage a company's
 e-business infrastructure," said Mike Kerr, vice president, IBM Web Server
 unit.  "As an industry-leading platform for enterprise software, the new IBM
 eServer p660 and p620 systems meet the business-critical needs of our
 customers' most demanding computing environments."
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology (IT) company and
 provider of IT services, as well as a preeminent technology partner to the
 world's financial services industry.  Working directly with its financial
 services customers, IBM helps them become more competitive through the
 innovative deployment of high-impact solutions.  These solutions comprise the
 full range of IBM capabilities including consulting, software, hardware,
 research and services.  Additional information can be found at www.ibm.com.
 
     About J.D. Edwards & Company
     J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for
 the Internet economy.  The Company's open solutions give organizations 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 1-800-727-5333.
 
     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.  All
 other product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective owners.  The historical results stated above are not
 necessarily indicative of the results of any future period.
 
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    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- J.D. Edwards &
 Company (Nasdaq: JDEC), a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions
 for the Internet economy, today announced support for the new IBM eServer p660
 and p620 midrange UNIX servers, which supply industry-leading technology
 critical to running e-business applications.  The eServers, introduced by IBM
 yesterday, are powered by IBM's breakthrough Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI)
 microprocessor technology.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000807/JDELOGO )
     The IBM eServer p660 and p620 servers increase the range of manageable and
 scalable IBM platforms for J.D. Edwards OneWorld(R) and OneWorld(R) Xe
 solutions.  The combination of J.D. Edwards software with the new IBM eServer
 platform provides customers with a highly reliable and scalable e-business
 infrastructure.
     The cornerstone of unprecedented collaborative commerce, OneWorld Xe
 provides a flexible architecture, pre-integrated applications and
 interoperability to enable true collaboration.  OneWorld Xe also provides
 unmatched quality and power to automate business processes and communication.
     "Our customers can expect to run OneWorld solutions at higher performance
 levels using IBM's newly released pSeries 620 server.  WebSphere testing in
 our performance labs using the eServer p620 as a OneWorld web application
 server has successfully scaled to over 1000 users while revealing a
 27% throughput improvement over a similarly configured RS/6000 F80," said
 Michael Madden, CTO, J.D. Edwards.
     The one- to six-way IBM eServer p620 is a high-performance deskside server
 with the power to run the IT infrastructure at small and medium-size
 companies.  The p620 is also well suited to serve as a distributed application
 server for larger companies employing Web hosting, enterprise resource
 planning, ERP II, supply chain management and CRM applications.
     "Working in partnership with J.D. Edwards, IBM offers a comprehensive
 portfolio of software and hardware solutions to effectively manage a company's
 e-business infrastructure," said Mike Kerr, vice president, IBM Web Server
 unit.  "As an industry-leading platform for enterprise software, the new IBM
 eServer p660 and p620 systems meet the business-critical needs of our
 customers' most demanding computing environments."
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology (IT) company and
 provider of IT services, as well as a preeminent technology partner to the
 world's financial services industry.  Working directly with its financial
 services customers, IBM helps them become more competitive through the
 innovative deployment of high-impact solutions.  These solutions comprise the
 full range of IBM capabilities including consulting, software, hardware,
 research and services.  Additional information can be found at www.ibm.com.
 
     About J.D. Edwards & Company
     J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for
 the Internet economy.  The Company's open solutions give organizations 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 1-800-727-5333.
 
     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.  All
 other product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective owners.  The historical results stated above are not
 necessarily indicative of the results of any future period.
 
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