Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Buyer's Edge Realty
Advertise Here

From Technology - Computer Software

Brought to you by Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250

Commitment

Leading New Zealand Freight Service Provider Adopts IBM PureSystems for IT Consolidation

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:28:02 EST

First Australasian Customer for IBM's New Breed of Expert Integrated Systems


Auckland, New Zealand - IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today that Peter Baker Transport (PBT) has selected the new IBM's PureSystems integrated system to simplify and streamline their server, storage and disaster recovery needs. PBT, which offers a fully integrated nationwide freight service, is the first company in Australasia to adopt IBM PureSystems.

PBT provides logistics, transport, courier, and bulk freight movement services as well as storage and distribution solutions across New Zealand. To address the growing business needs, PBT needed to enhance their IT infrastructure through efficient server consolidation and storage enhancement. They also wanted to strengthen their disaster recovery system for better risk management.

Working with local Business Partner Westcon, IBM delivered a PureSystems solution that will help PBT become more agile and deliver higher quality IT faster. PureSystems will support the company's core applications and enhance customer service in the hyper-competitive national freight and distribution industry. The PureSystems solution, selected after a competitive bid against HP, EMC, and Dell, comprises a customized PureFlex server and management module, Storwize V7000 storage and ProtecTier disaster recovery.

"We initially set out to rectify capacity issues on our aging SAN and expected to see some incremental benefits in terms of performance, in practice we achieved both and in fact realized a significant step change in performance. The SAN and server market is very competitive, however the two key differentiators for us in selecting IBM PureFlex systems were the integrated management of server and storage, and that it is at the beginning of the technology lifecycle," said Chris Poulter, Chief Information Officer, Peter Baker Transport.

"Couple this with IBM's extensive training options and doing the implementation ourselves, we know we now have an easily managed solution that precisely meets our long term needs. We can plan our infrastructure architecture roadmap knowing that we are in control and have a solid foundation for future growth," said Mr. Poulter.

IBM has completely integrated all of the technology components – compute, virtualized servers, storage, networking, and cloud management software – in its PureSystems family. With the adoption of IBM's smarter computing approach, PBT will be able to optimize their IT resource utilization, reduce complexity, and support organizational growth.

'The prime challenge facing companies of all sizes is the need to spend much of their IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance of disparate systems and suppliers, leaving little to invest in innovation,' says Prasanna Gulasekharam, New Zealand Manager, IBM Systems & Technology Group. 'With our new expert integrated systems family, New Zealand customers can now benefit from IBM's USD2 billion R&D investment in PureSystems, designed to integrate all IT elements, both physical and virtual, and combine them with packaged technology expertise.'


----
IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, PureSystems, PureFlex, PureApplication, Smarter Planet and the planet icon are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. For a current list of IBM trademarks, please see www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml

All other company, product or service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of others. Statements concerning IBM's future development plans and schedules are made for planning purposes only, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Reseller prices may vary.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel

Three areas of travel where you can expect to see dramatic changes in the not so distant future.

Afterschool Participation Grows but Unmet Demand Nears 20 Mil

Children in afterschool programs expand their horizons.

Job Seekers: Resolve to Make a Better Impression in 2015

The New Year is the perfect time to revamp your look for a smooth job search.

Resolve to Learn More about Wine in 2015

In 2015, consider expanding your knowledge of wine as a great New Year's resolution.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory

For pre-planning or immediate funeral services call us at 256-831-4611 or visit www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com.

East Alabama Regional Planning Commission

Quintard Tower, Suite 300 1130 Quintard Avenue,Anniston, AL 36201 Phone Toll Free - 800-239-6741,Local - 256-237-6741,Fax - 256-237-6763