Highest Levels of Performance and Scalability for IFS Applications 2003 Running on Sun Systems

11/19/2002 - Sun Microsystems and IFS announced the highest concurrent user record for IFS Applications running on Sun Fire[tm] 15K servers and Sun StorEdge[tm] arrays. The tests supported a peak sustained performance load of 15,000 concurrent users with sub-second response time, handling over 390,900 business transactions per hour. These results achieved a fifty percent increase in total number of user over competitive platforms.

Sun and IFS have joined forces to deliver powerful industry-specific solutions that will enable enterprises to protect their IT investments without limiting their options/growth opportunities. IFS Applications for the Solaris platform allows customers to meet the high-performance, high-scalability requirements, to take full advantage of the Internet to extend their operations and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners. This performance milestone reaffirms solution robustness and readiness for deployment in large-scale, enterprise-class, mission-critical environments.

Highlights of the IFS Applications on Sun performance test includes simultaneous and sustained:

About the Test
The internal performance tests conducted by Sun and IFS give customers the opportunity to see the performance characteristics of IFS Applications and the Sun Fire platform under real-world conditions and to use this information to plan configuration requirements and system sizing. All business processes where executed to completion, from order entry through sourcing to paid invoice, with a background load of queries and updates that can be expected from 15,000 concurrent users.

A variety of user environments were simulated with up 15,000 users running manufacturing, logistics, service management, and financial processes. The Sun Fire 15K system running the Solaris[tm] 9 Operating Environment included UltraSPARC III processors at 900 MHz. The Sun StorEdge T3 Array provided the high data throughput rates, which prevented I/O bottlenecks.

About IFS and IFS Applications
IFS develops and supplies component-based business applications for medium and large enterprises. IFS Applications, which is based on web and portal technology, offers 60+ enterprise application components used in manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financials, engineering, maintenance and human resource administration. IFS provides customers step-by-step evolution to the extended enterprise with e-business solutions that offer partner, customer, and supplier collaboration. A leading global business applications supplier, IFS has more than 3,100 employees, with sales in 43 countries. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE: IFS).

About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, SunTone, iForce, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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