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TMCNet:  Managed Service Providers in Key Markets Adopting IBM PureSystems to Grow Business

[October 10, 2012]

Managed Service Providers in Key Markets Adopting IBM PureSystems to Grow Business

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 9 -- IBM issued the following news release: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that 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 datacenters.


This news builds on last week's newsto further expand IBM's cloud ecosystem with a set of global initiatives (http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/38943.wss), enabling organizations 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.

Moving product development to the cloud Altus IT, one of the key IT service providers in Croatia, selected PureSystems to help transform it from a data center 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," said 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 datacenter services to various companies in nine countries, including Spain, Argentina, Russia and the United States. In order to make better utilization of existing datacenter 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.

Providing a scalable test environment 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," said 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 organizations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure. PureApplication System helps organizations 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, healthcare and energy industries.

For more information on IBM PureSystems visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure TNS C-PreetiSi97 121010-mv45-4063066 (c) 2012 Targeted News Service

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