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Cloud Adoption and Managed Service Providers Fuel Global Momentum for IBM PureSystems

IBM ships more than 10,000 systems through 4Q 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As organizations look to consolidate their existing data centers and shift more of their workloads to the cloud, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that this trend has helped fuel the growing momentum for the IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems, which have now shipped more than 10,000 units through the 4th Quarter of 2013.

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Another aspect of this trend is that as more organizations embrace cloud computing, they are looking to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them quickly develop and deploy cloud based services in a more secure and economical way. These MSPs – many in key regions such as India, Brazil and China - are increasingly turning to IBM PureSystems over other vendors' offerings in order to transform their data centers and provide the IT infrastructure that meets the needs of their clients. 

Global Clients Embrace PureSystems

ABC Capital, one of the largest financial companies in Mexico, faced a difficult server consolidation project. After considering other vendors including HP, Dell and Oracle, ABC Capital chose to consolidate its entire IT infrastructure onto IBM PureFlex.

"In order to become more competitive in the market, ABC Capital was looking to build an infrastructure that could support the mobile technology and social network requirements of our customers," said Sergio Mendoza Alvarez, Director of Technology for ABC Capital. "The integration of our platforms using IBM PureFlex will allow us to meet these goals and reduce the migration time for our multi-core systems, from two years to seven months."

The flexibility and ease of deployment that PureSystems delivers has been one of the key reasons for the rapid adoption by organizations like ABC Capital in a wide variety of global regions.  For example:

  • FleetRisk Advisors, a business unit of Omnitracs Inc., provides advanced analytics solutions for fleet management and logistics. With a solution that includes IBM PureData System for Analytics, FleetRisk Advisors built a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enabled it to help reduce fleet-related accidents by 20 percent and support a 200 percent growth in the number of clients it serves.
  • India's Evalueserve.com Pvt Ltd, a leading Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) provider, which co-designs highly targeted knowledge solutions and operates global knowledge centers located in Chile, China, India, and Romania, has chosen IBM PureFlex to enable an IT infrastructure that supports a private cloud environment and virtual desktop infrastructure for nearly 2,000 users. IBM worked with its business partners Avnet EM Asia and Tech9labs on this project.
  • India's Karunya University has selected IBM PureFlex to improve online student services by more effectively processing applications, such as handling online enrolment, exam scheduling, virtual campus management, and more.
  • eWell Technologies (HangZhou) Co., Ltd., an independent software vendor (ISV), needed to develop a hospital-based information integration platform for its master patient index solution. With the PureApplication System, eWell can now offer its customers a standardized platform to better monitor both inpatient hospitalization and outpatient services. eWell is partnering with IBM on Hospital2.0, a revolutionary plan to expand the Chinese healthcare industry ecosystem.
  • TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, ranking among the world's top 3 leading Television producers by revenue, has chosen an IBM PureSystems solution over Oracle EXADATA, Huawei Cloud center, EMC and Dell.  The company will use PureSystems to better manage its big data challenges and gain stronger insights into their business, helping TCL streamline business processes, increase profitability and support growth and innovation.
  • Fortnox, a provider of Internet-based applications in Sweden was able to reduce IT costs by as much as 50 percent, enhance service availability and flexibility, accommodate business growth and minimize staffing requirements utilizing an infrastructure built on IBM PureSystems.
  • Japan's Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd utilized IBM Flex System to develop a desktop cloud platform for the tablet PCs used by more than 700 members of the company.

Ecosystem of Partners Key for PureSystems Adoption

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 ISVs, more than 2,200 Business Partners are supporting IBM PureSystems, while more than 370 ISVs have created application patterns and virtual appliances that can be downloaded for PureSystems. This includes leading solutions from some of the world's largest ISVs, from ERP systems to applications for the banking, marketing, healthcare and energy industries.

A Family of PureSystems to fit Client's Needs

The IBM PureSystems portfolio offers clients an alternative to current enterprise computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. The entire portfolio is configured to make cloud computing easy for clients and includes:

  • Flex System provides the building-block elements for clients who want to custom build and tune configurations to their specific requirements.
  • PureFlex System, which provides a preconfigured hardware system and enables organizations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure.
  • PureApplication System, which integrates pre-configured software and industry patterns to help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing applications.
  • PureData System models, which are optimized for delivering data services to today's demanding applications with simplicity, speed and lower cost.

To view some of the more than 400 client and partner testimonials for PureSystems visit: IBM Success Stories - PureSystems

For more information on IBM PureSystems visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure

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