(Gawkwire.com) – “To an IBM Business Partner, earning a Beacon Award is comparable to an athletic team earning a gold medal at the Olympics. It’s an award that tells the world that we’ve been recognized by IBM as one of its highest performing technology consultants,” says John Iffert, vice president, IBM Solutions, for Logicalis.
Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, has earned IBM’s prestigious 2010 Beacon Award for the Outstanding Power Systems Solution for Major Markets category. The company will travel to Rome, Italy, to receive its award at the IBM Beacon Awards Recognition Event in mid-May.
“Our Beacon Award winners represent the tremendous power of the IBM Business Partner ecosystem in creating unique client value through our combined capabilities, expertise and offerings," says Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Business Partner and Midmarket Organization. "By winning the Outstanding Power Systems Solution for Major Markets award, Logicalis has demonstrated its ability to deliver innovation to the market and help clients achieve higher value and better business outcomes."
Logicalis is also proud to announce that, as a result of the innovation and value it consistently brings to its clients, the company has also earned three other IBM leadership awards:
• IBM’s 2009 Growth Leadership Award for outstanding year-to-year Systems & Technology Group revenue growth in the over $50 million category
• IBM’s 2009 Business Leadership Award for outstanding business results, skills, and customer satisfaction
• IBM’s 2009 Competitive Leadership Award for significant competitive wins
Setting Logicalis apart from its worthy competitors is the company’s consultative approach to doing business as a whole, and with regard to the prestigious Beacon award, in revitalizing the enterprise data center in particular. Logicalis takes a service-oriented approach to data center technology. As data centers age, they often become increasingly more expensive and difficult to maintain. Logicalis starts by assessing all of the IBM and non-IBM systems, servers, and software installed at the customer’s site, as well as assessing the IT objectives that support the client’s business goals. When doing so makes business sense for the client, Logicalis begins the process of designing and constructing a new data center infrastructure with IBM Power Systems and PowerVM at its heart.
“Logicalis’ consultative approach to the data center is flexible and applies to clients of any size in any industry. Whether the focus is on consolidation, ease of management, business continuity, dynamic allocation of resources, collaboration across internal and external resources, or adherence to open standards, our consultants’ technical expertise allows us to assess the effectiveness of all storage, server and software platforms in a client’s data center, IBM or otherwise, and design a solution that provides an unbeatable total cost of ownership and return on investment,” Iffert says.
See how Logicalis and IBM provide clients with solutions that economically create simpler, more integrated infrastructures to power innovation here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/our-partners/ibm/ibm-solutions.aspx .
Find out how Logicalis’ virtualization service helps clients transform their IT departments from a cost center to a competitive advantage here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/solutions-and-services/data-center-services/virtualization.aspx.