They were both purchased by an outfit called Thoma Cressey Equity Partners.
Neil Palmer, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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remove the last two letters before @ for that)

----- Original Message ----
From: Jeff Kennedy <jkennedy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2006 11:23:01 AM


Dear Valued Customer,

It is with great excitement that we share today's news with you - iTera
and Vision Solutions have merged to create an unmatched System i high
availability market leader. The Company is retaining the name Vision
Solutions; however, all products will be marketed under the iTera brand.

Because of the merger, the expanded organization is now the largest IBM
System i high availability vendor in the world giving you the richest
product portfolio, expanded services, and unsurpassed customer support.
This will be a tremendous benefit to existing and new customers alike.

An FAQ is available on our website, however, here are some key points we
thought you would want to know immediately:

1.    We will continue to deliver and support both ORION and Echo2
product families as we deliver a converged next-generation family of
2.    We intend to provide visibility into a detailed product roadmap
in early 2007 
3.    Vision will host a series of webinars for customers in the
coming weeks featuring senior management from both companies. 

Meanwhile, we look forward to continuing our world-class service and
bringing you an even broader range of seamlessly integrated,
mission-critical products, solutions, and expanded technical support.
Please feel free to call your Vision/iTera representative with any
questions. You may also email us at merger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or
merger@xxxxxxxxxxxx, or visit our websites at and

Nicolaas Vlok and Dan Neville

Vision Solutions has sent you this message in the belief that you wished
to receive these kinds of communications or provided your email address
to receive such communications. If you do not wish to receive e-mails
from Vision Solutions, Inc, send an email to
vsmarketing@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and we will promptly remove you from our

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