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IBM und Sybase setzen auf POWER7 für neue mCommerce-Appliance

Neue Möglichkeiten für Finanzinstitute, Mobilfunkbetreiber und Unternehmen mit Interesse an mobilen Bezahllösungen zur schnellen Einführung von mBanking-, mPayment- und mRemittance-Lösungen

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Stuttgart-Ehningen, Armonk (NY, USA) und Dublin (CA, USA) - 14 Apr 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) und Sybase, Inc., ein SAP-Tochterunternehmen (NYSE: SAP), setzen heute ihre langjährige Zusammenarbeit fort mit der Einführung einer neuen workload-optimierten Server-Appliance auf Basis der IBM Power Systems-Familie. Die neue IBM mCommerce-Appliance-Lösung zielt auf das Segment der Finanzinstitute, Mobilfunkbetreiber und weiterer Unternehmen mit Interesse an mobilen Bezahllösungen.

Der IBM POWER7-Prozessor ist die energieeffiziente Grundlage für die neue Appliance, die dafür entwickelt wurde, eine schnelle Bereitstellung weit nachgefragter Mobile-Commerce-Möglichkeiten wie mBanking, mPayment und mRemmitance sowohl in reifen Märkten wie auch in Emerging Markets zu ermöglichen.

Die IBM mCommerce-Appliance ist eine der branchenweit ersten integrierten mCommerce-Lösungen und kann Kunden dabei helfen, intelligente Banking-Anwendungen von Mobilgeräten wie Tablets oder Smartphones auf Basis der Betriebssysteme Android, Blackberry und iOS zu nützen. Gartner schätzt, daß es bis 2014 mehr als 340 Millionen Mobile-Payment-Benutzer weltweit geben wird, und daß diese Transaktionen im Wert von 245 Milliarden US-Dollar durchführen werden (1).

Die neuen mCommerce-Lösungen sind individuell konfiguriert, workloadoptimiert und dafür vorbereitet, Kunden Mobile-Business-Möglichkeiten zu verhältnismäßig geringen Kosten bereitzustellen. Die IBM mCommerce-Appliance besteht aus dem IBM Power 750-Server mit DB2-Information-Management-Software und dem WebSphere-Software-Application-Server, IBM System Storage DS5300-Speicher und der End-to-End Sybase mCommerce 365-Lösung.

Die IBM/Sybase mCommerce-Appliance kann innerhalb von Tagen in Betrieb genommen werden. Sie wird voraussichtlich ab 13. Mai 2011 verfügbar sein. Weitere Informationen:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/solutions/sybase/index.html? und
http://www.sybase.com/ibm/mcommerce-appliance

Zusätzliche Hinweise in der original US-Presseinformation anbei.

IBM and Sybase Harness POWER7 for New mCommerce Appliance

Allows financial institutions, mobile operators and enterprises to rapidly deploy mBanking, mPayments, mRemittance solutions in developed and emerging markets

Armonk, NY and Dublin, CA — April 14, 2011 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Sybase, Inc., an SAP Company (NYSE: SAP), today continued their long-standing collaboration with the introduction of a new workload-optimized server appliance based on IBM's market-leading Power SystemsTM family of servers. The IBM mCommerce Appliance Solution is aimed at financial institutions, mobile operators and enterprises.

IBM's POWER7® processor is the energy-efficient foundation for the new appliance, which is designed to enable rapid global deployment of the broadest mobile commerce capabilities --  including mBanking, mPayments and mRemmitance -- in both developed and emerging markets.

The IBM mCommerce Appliance Solution, the industry's first integrated mCommerce solution, can also help customers to run smart banking business applications from mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones powered by iOS, Blackberry and Android operating systems. Gartner estimates that by 2014 there will be more than 340 million mobile payment users worldwide, and that those users will do $245 billion in total transactions by 2014. (1)

These new mCommerce solutions are individually configured, workload-optimized and tuned to provide clients high-performance mobile business capabilities at lower costs. The IBM mCommerce Appliance Solution features IBM POWER7-based Power 750 servers running IBM DB2® information management software and IBM WebSphere® software application server, IBM System Storage DS5300 and the end-to-end Sybase® mCommerce 365 solution.

“The IBM mCommerce Appliance Solution on POWER7 technology, along with IBM middleware and IBM storage, is designed to meet the needs of our clients' most data-intensive applications,” said Tom Rosamilia, General Manager, IBM Power and z Systems. “The scope of these solutions helps us deliver a broad portfolio of offerings we are confident our clients will find compelling."

“The mCommerce appliance combines market-leading capabilities providing our customers with scalable, cost-effective solutions that also generate new revenue opportunities by monetizing mobile services,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase Executive Vice President and CMO.  “IBM and Sybase’s 22-year relationship continues to bring our customers the very best of what each company has to provide.”

The IBM/Sybase mCommerce Appliance Solution can be deployed within days. It will be made available to customers on May 13.

For more information,  please visit: 
http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/solutions/sybase/index.html? and
http://www.sybase.com/ibm/mcommerce-appliance

About IBM Power Systems
In the business world, IBM Power Systems are designed to manage the most demanding emerging applications including business analytics and new classes of transaction processing. The systems incorporate a number of unique technologies for the specialized demands of new applications and services that rely on processing an enormous number of concurrent transactions and data while analyzing that information in real time. In addition, the new systems enable clients to manage current applications and services at less cost with technology breakthroughs in virtualization, energy savings, more cost-efficient use of memory, and better price performance.

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Contact information:

Rick Bause
IBM Corp.
(845) 892-5463
rbause@us.ibm.com

Shahzia Banth
Sybase Public Relations
(925) 487 7139
shahzia.bant@sybase.com

Kontaktinformation

Hans-Juergen Rehm
IBM Kommunikation/Communications
+49-7034-15-1887
+49-171-5566940
hansrehm@de.ibm.com

1 Gartner, Market Insight: The Outlook on Mobile Payment, May 10, 2010

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