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Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business

9 Oct 2012 Armonk - Altus IT and Torres Network will both deploy new infrastructures built on PureSystems to help grow their businesses. These two clients are the latest in a growing trend that has seen Managed Service Providers (MSP) in key growth markets choosing IBM PureSystems over other vendor's offerings in order to transform their data centres.

This news builds on the news to further expand IBM's Cloud ecosystem with a set of global initiatives, enabling organisations to develop solutions and services on IBM PureSystems, built on open standards. As more clients embrace Cloud computing, they are looking to MSPs to help them quickly develop Cloud based services in a more simplistic, secure and economical way and MSPs are increasingly turning to IBM PureSystems to provide the IT infrastructure that meets the needs of their clients.

Altus IT, one of the key IT service providers in Croatia, selected PureSystems to help transform it from a data centre services provider to a Cloud services provider. Altus expects this will allow its clients - midsize and large companies from key industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and finance - to reduce their product development time for new services by up to 60 percent.

"We have selected IBM's smarter computing approach and PureSystems as it offers the ideal platform for our needs", stated Goran Doreski, CEO, Altus IT. "When evaluating systems the better performance, easier management of the IT infrastructure, ability to consolidate of scattered infrastructure into one chassis made PureSystems the only choice for a fully integrated solution to accommodate our future growth."

Based in Zagreb, Altus offers data centre services to various companies in nine countries, including Spain, Argentina, Russia and the United States. In order to make better utilization of existing data centre space and be able to provide more diverse and higher value services, Altus IT needed a flexible, scalable and efficient infrastructure. The integrated and Cloud-ready IBM PureFlex offered flexible architecture choices and the ability to accommodate future growth.

Torres Networks, a Bangalore, India based carrier-grade software provider required a test environment with assured uniformity in servers within their testing and deployment lab. After a detailed selection procedure covering all major vendors, Torres selected IBM PureSystems as the test platform for their applications.

Products from Torres Network enable mobile and wire-line operators to scale their networks inexpensively - while sustaining or enhancing subscriber experience, and in turn create new opportunities for monetization of carrier assets and optimization of network resources. Testing their software applications for large scale use under varied parameters becomes critical before deployment.

IBM PureSystems brings together the infrastructure and application layer with proven patterns and can be optimized by Torres to meet its specific needs, providing all infrastructure elements required to run the workloads in a single system. PureSystems will provide the perfect test platform during the product development stage.

"Our need for the latest, scalable IT infrastructure for consistent results for testing our solutions while ensuring high performance was crucial", stated V.Jude Pragash, Director - Engineering, Torres Networks. "We decided to do complete hardware overhaul and only IBM PureSystems offered a highly scalable platform that met the needs of our customers and was also manageable from remote locations."

Announced in April, the IBM PureSystems portfolio includes PureApplication, PureData and PureFlex Systems. The systems family offers clients an alternative to current enterprise computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. PureFlex System enables organisations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure. PureApplication System helps organisations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing applications. PureData System is tuned for Cloud computing and can consolidate more than 100 databases on a single system. In addition to the common web application patterns supported by PureApplication System, the combination of both PureData and PureApplication Systems can be used for end to end transaction workloads.

For IBM Business Partners, PureSystems creates a new opportunity to help clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage innovation. From resellers to distributors and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), more than 700 Business Partners are supporting IBM PureSystems. PureSystems currently run tens of thousands of existing ISV applications across four operating environments including Windows, Linux, AIX, and IBM System i. Additionally, Business Partners have created more than 160 new solutions and applications that are optimized to run on PureSystems. These patterns of expertise, which span 20 industries, can be accessed through the IBM PureSystems Centre. They include leading solutions from some of the world's largest ISVs, including ERP systems and applications for the banking, marketing, health care and energy industries.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...