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InfoSystems Announces Live Demonstration Capability for IBM POWER8 in their Chattanooga Test Facility

May 13, 2014



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InfoSystems announces it has become one of the first IBM business partners to install IBM’s newest Power Systems servers, built on the recently announced POWER8 processor, in its Chattanooga IBM Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC). InfoSystems’ experts can show customers this new technology before the general availability date via an on-site demo, or remotely from a customer’s location.

Last month, IBM debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts with other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM, through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor. This invited collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for new technology.

“We have a 20-year commitment to providing our customers with the latest in technology solutions,” said Clay Hales, president and CEO of InfoSystems. “Our investment in this latest IBM innovation in our test facility is just another example of how we bring global expertise to the local level.”

IBM’s POWER architecture is the cornerstone of innovation for the OpenPOWER Foundation, creating a computing platform available to all. The Foundation – representing 25 global technology providers and growing – was founded by IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Mellanox and Tyan. Last month, the group announced an innovation roadmap detailing planned contributions from several of its members, with IBM's Power Systems as the first servers to exploit OpenPOWER technology.

“Our BPIC not only gives our employees a place to gain hands-on experience by learning ‘on the fly,’ it opens the door for our customers to test technology solutions for their businesses before they implement onsite,” continued Hales.

Built on IBM’s POWER8 technology and designed for an era of Big Data, the new scale-out IBM Power Systems servers culminate a $2.4 billion investment, three-plus years of development and exploit hundreds of IBM patents – underscoring IBM's commitment to providing higher-value, open technologies to clients.

BPIC centers are owned and operated by IBM Premier Business Partners who provide delivery of complex solutions to customers. Facilities such as the one at InfoSystems can be the ideal venue for IBM Business Partners to showcase solutions and new technologies. IBM Business Partners with BPICs are regarded as being marketplace leaders in new technologies and frequently earn industry recognition, as evidenced by InfoSystems’ track record of awards. InfoSystems has the only IBM BPIC in Tennessee and Alabama.

About InfoSystems

InfoSystems serves enterprise and small to medium-sized businesses in the Southeast. Major areas of expertise encompass data management, hardware, software and communications, and are backed by certifications in data storage, virtualization, cloud, server infrastructure, backup and disaster recovery, network security, software development, voice service and unified communications. iAssurance Managed Services are available for a proactive and predictable investment in 24/7 reliability and stability.




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Connie Roberts, 423-697-9525

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