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"The NGS Collection for Pipeline Pilot, combined with the IBM Application Ready Solution for Accelrys, provides a turnkey NGS analysis solution with all the required high performance hardware: General Parallel File System, high speed networking, and storage,to support our customers' most demanding workloads."
Dr. Matt Hahn, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Accelrys
"Early testing of Accelrys Discovery Studio on the IBM PureFlex System demonstrates superior overall application performance. Plus, the consolidated IBM Flex System Manager capabilities will offer our customers advantages over traditional non-integrated hardware platforms to drive their research further."
Dr. Matt Hahn, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Accelrys
"Amdocs' Convergent Charging solution on IBM's PureFlex systems shows results that exceeds our expectation. This platform opens new options for the integration of Convergent Charging solution in a heterogeneous platform."
Avishai Sharlin, Division President, Portfolio Solution Management, Product BU Group, Amdocs
"With this second release of the IBM Application Ready Solution for ANSYS, we are pleased to deliver even more value to ANSYS customers that rely on high-performance systems to power their modeling and analysis work. As product development complexity continues to increase, Application Ready Solutions with integrated cluster and workload management provide our customers with needed simplicity to run ANSYS applications optimally in both computational and interactive environments."
Barbara Hutchings, Director of Strategic Partnerships, ANSYS
"CiRBA’s predictive analytics enable organizations to fully leverage the performance and efficiency benefits of IBM’s PureFlex Systems. We are very pleased to be working with IBM to enable organizations to optimize migration planning and gain control with IBM PureFlex Systems."
Chuck Tatham, SVP, Operations & Business Development, CiRBA
"Citrix XenDesktop on IBM Flex Systems allows customers to rapidly deploy proven market leading desktop virtualization solutions and go from concept to implementation with increased speed and flexibility."
Krishna Subramanian, VP Marketing & Business Development, Citrix
"It has been a pleasure to work with IBM, optimizing our enterprise software running on the IBM Application Ready Solution for CLC bio platform. We are proud to offer this pre-configured, scalable high-performance infrastructure with integrated GPFS to all our clients with demanding computational workloads."
Mikael Flensborg, Director of Global Partner Relations, CLC bio
"Given that CMG's industry-leading reservoir simulation applications run on both Power and Intel platforms, we are presently benchmarking the advantages that IBM’s new offering could bring to our customers, where the appetites for performance, complexity and simulation sizes are ever-increasing."
Ken Dedeluk, CEO, CMG
"This new IBM PureFlex System delivers a breakthrough infrastructure helping us to deliver our ENOVIA application more securely, quickly and efficiently. This enables clients to realize the promised economies of a consolidated PLM I/T environment more quickly and at a lower total cost of ownership."
Andy Kalambi, CEO ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes
"As strategic partners for over twenty-five years, Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA is pleased to co-develop the IBM Application Ready Solutions for Abaqus with IBM to accelerate product development with realistic simulation. By providing a reference architecture and high-performance cluster technology that is easy to deploy, manage, and use, we are helping our customers gain a competitive edge to win consumer loyalty and market share."
Matt Dunbar, SIMULIA R&D Software Architecture Director, Dassault Systèmes
"DPS ran our ERP, warehousing and E-commerce applications on IBM’s PureFlex System easily and with excellent performance. We believe our customers will benefit greatly, reducing complexity and increasing flexibility using the next generation platform, supporting IBM i and Intel workloads with integrated storage management."
Marshall Dunbar, CTO, DPS
"IBM PureFlex System will provide customers with a high value appliance to move legacy systems to, and give new customers a ready-made and easy-to-manage simplified infrastructure to more easily and quickly deploy their Maximo Spatial and ESRI EAM system."
Josh Lewis, Director, Global Partners, ESRI
"F5’s integration with IBM’s PureFlex Systems will provide customers an agile and optimized IT architecture to speed provisioning of services within enterprise data centers and out to the cloud."
Karl Triebes, EVP of Product Development and CTO, F5
"Our experience in testing the new IBM PureFlex System was very positive, and brings closer the reality of running a complete banking software solution from one chassis. In addition, the IBM i OS enables optimum co-existence of Cobol and DBMS (DB2) data definitions, an ideal combination of performance and security for comprehensive core and ancillary banking software database solutions. These advantages allow us to deliver faster, better and produce easily deployed, integrated banking solutions."
Erik Witchita, SVP, Product Development, Fiserv Bank Solutions
"Initial testing with Gaussian 09 indicates that IBM Application Ready Solution offers excellent performance. When coupled with IBM's storage offerings, the Application Ready Solution brings capability to run very large Gaussian problems conveniently within reach of more end-users."
Dr. Michael Frisch, President, Gaussian, Inc.
"Initial testing with Gaussian 09 indicates the IBM PureFlex System offers excellent performance. When coupled with IBM’s V7000 storage, IBM PureFlex System brings the capability to run very large Gaussian problems conveniently within reach of more end-users."
Dr. Michael Frisch, President, Gaussian, Inc.
"With IBM’s PureFlex System, HarrisData’s application suite can be deployed in an easy to manage infrastructure that integrates all the key processes a manufacturer needs. With IBM PureFlex System, HarrisData sets a new standard for enterprise software and supporting infrastructure."
Michael Mallen, Executive Vice President, HarrisData
"We're seeing excellent performance and near-linear scalability with Infor XA on the IBM PureFlex System with the new POWER7+ compute node. Our XA clients should enjoy similar improvements in performance, security and ease of use that IBM i users have seen from previous upgrades to IBM POWER7+ technology."
Luis Figueroa, Senior Director, Global Alliances, Infor
"The new IBM Flex System compute nodes with the POWER7+ processor showed a 13% performance improvement over the previous nodes in Infor M3 benchmarks. This offers our M3 clients a terrific advantage, especially in combination with the multi-platform flexibility of the IBM PureFlex system."
Luis Figueroa, Senior Director, Global Alliances, Infor
"Information Builders is excited to continue our extensive relationship with IBM by offering WebFOCUS business intelligence and integration and integrity products natively on IBM Expert Integrated Systems. Customers will be able to centralize business intelligence on the server that houses all their applications and data sources for complete, efficient, and cost effective analytics."
Gerald Cohen, CEO, Information Builders
"InterSystems Caché & TrakCare performed excellently on the IBM PureFlex System with IBM V7000 storage. It will scale to meet the needs of our smallest to our largest customers. The ability to consolidate customers' workloads on a single system will lower their TCO."
Robert Nagle, Vice President, Software Development, InterSystems
"IBM’s PureFlex System with Juniper Networks’ QFabric and vGW Virtual Gateway help customers accelerate their cloud computing initiatives by redefining security and application scalability. Juniper’s innovative QFabric architecture and vGW are the ideal data center networking solutions for customers who want to easily enable the benefits that cloud computing can provide."
R.K. Anand, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks
"The IBM PureFlex System allows us to manage all of our development, test and deployment of platforms through a single user interface. It is an excellent, simple way to manage the infrastructure needed to run our business."
Don Nelson, VP Customer Support, LANSA
"IBM’s PureFlex System efficiently supported our largest test to date of concurrent users which will help MajescoMastek expand our market to include Tier 1 insurance companies. The speed and scalability of the IBM PureFlex System will help insurers quickly deploy new flexible products and revolutionize their billing collections & disbursements processes with our solutions."
Stefan Van Overtveldt, Chief Engineer, MajescoMastek
"The new IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i will provide an attractive starting point for our customers deploying Manhattan's WMi solution in a cloud or on-premise environment while delivering a fully integrated solution to the market that has been specifically designed for IBM i workloads."
David Landau, Vice President, Product Management & Development, Manhattan Associates
"The IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i, with POWER7+ architecture and processors, will enable our clients to get the most out of their infrastructure by maximizing business resiliency, increasing utilization and performance while reducing costs."
Simon O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Maxava
"IBM's extensive testing has demonstrated that the IBM PureFlex System is a solid hardware platform for Windows Server and virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V, as well as for key Microsoft application workloads. We look forward to IBM PureFlex System and future products from both IBM and Microsoft that will continue to provide mutual customer benefit."
Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Shared Server and Cloud
"IBM Application Ready Solution for MSC Software addresses critical customer requirements of rapidly deploying an optimized HPC cluster environment to run MSC applications that is easy to use and manage. In collaboration with IBM, MSC is testing recommended configurations to provide clients with proven configurations to help clients lower risk and accelerate their return on investment."
Leo Kilfoy, General Manager, Engineering Lifecycle Management Business Unit, MSC Software
"Openet and its Service Optimization Software enables Communication Service Providers to make real-time network resource and modernization decisions. Openet Express Solutions, running on IBM PureFlex System, set a new standard for time-to-market and packaged solution capabilities. Together Express and PureFlex System provide clear advantages for faster solution delivery and ease of operations."
Niall Norton, CEO, Openet
"Openwave is delighted to be an early adopter of IBM’s PureFlex Systems. Openwave Email Mx with Rich Mail on IBM’s expertly integrated systems offers the market a rich email experience that is very cost effective."
Mike Mullica, CEO, Openwave
"The IBM PureFlex System brings another level of choice and flexibility for IBM’s and Red Hat’s customers bringing together the POWER7 and x86 architectures into a platform architecture that enables broad scale deployment of IT solutions for small and medium enterprises all the way up to the largest enterprise and mission critical computing workloads."
Jim Totton, VP & GM, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
"I was very impressed with how the consolidation of the VIOS environment with the IBM PureFlex System enabled Rocket iCluster to be quickly and seamlessly installed, which allowed our customers to protect their IBM i systems, and so realize value right away."
Mike Warkentin, iCluster Product Offering Manager
"We expect that with SAP Business Suite running on IBM PureFlex, together with SAP HANA on IBM System x3950, customers can more easily run their businesses in real time, while helping to optimize their infrastructure investments. Through our continued collaboration with IBM to validate new integrated offerings and configurations, we intend to deliver an enterprise-class solution to our joint customers aimed at transforming transactions, analytics and business processes, with more simplified and integrated landscape-management capabilities."
Kyle Garman, Global Vice President, IBM Alliance, SAP
"SAS customers seek flexible hardware and software infrastructure with reduced complexity. IBM's PureFlex Systems are designed to address these critical factors. SAS participated in the "test drive" of this system during IBM's early support program. This new IBM platform provides a promising infrastructure required by our Analytics Customers to better manage and deploy their high performance computing environments."
Paul Kent, SAS Vice President, Platform Research & Development, SAS
"IBM PureFlex System with Siemens MedSeries4 provides customers with greater flexibility and agility to meet to the ongoing challenges of federal regulations in a Meaningful Use (MU) environment and well positioned for the future. The IBM PureFlex System’s single control point for virtual resources including servers, storage and networking make IBM PureFlex Systems and Siemens MedSeries4 the logical choice in healthcare software delivery."
Rex Maughan, Siemens MedSeries4 Chief Architect, Siemens Medical
"Using IBM PureFlex System, we were able to manage KVM-based clouds end-to-end and increase VM density 10x with a 2x performance boost compared to existing deployments. Coupled with complete automation for image construction and deployment, this offers customers an unbeatable level of agility to manage their IT infrastructures."
Marc-Elian Bégin, Co-founder, SixSq
"With IBM PureFlex Systems, clients have the flexibility to optimize multiple SPSS workloads onto one integrated system that can host both POWER and x86 processor architectures."
Rich Holada, Vice President, SPSS
"ROC Fraud Management and Revenue Assurance solutions can utilize the simplified infrastructure that IBM PureFlex System provides, enabling clients to more easily and quickly deploy a fraud management solution. IBM's PureFlex System can enable our clients to tune their server and storage infrastructures, matching various workloads onto a PureFlex System optimized system. It promises to be a new way of simplifying the deployment and management of Subex’s ROC Fraud Management and ROC Revenue Assurance solution."
Anuradha, Senior Vice President Engineering, Subex
"SUSE's strengths in mission-critical computing, integrated solutions, and cloud computing closely align with IBM's PureFlex System. These synergies, combined with our joint focus on open virtualization, will provide enterprises of all sizes the ability to recognize the benefits of open source and virtualization."
Michael Miller, VP, Global Alliances & Marketing, SUSE
"IBM PureFlex System takes the IT industry beyond delivering IT components to start delivering integrated expertise that maximizes optimization and automation. IBM Pure Systems provides greater agility, reduces risk and allows greater predictability for banks."
John Schlesinger, Chief Enterprise Architect, Temenos
"Vision Solutions is excited about the enhanced IBM PureFlex System Express and Enterprise configurations. As an innovative company, IBM is always ensuring customers have access to the latest technology. As customers look at cost savings, not only is this a great platform for consolidation, but a key platform for cloud service providers. It allow MSPs to support multiple OS and hypervisor options with one platform. With Double-Take Move you can move your environments to the PureFlex cloud environment and then provide high availability for your IBM i, IBM AIX, Windows and Linux for x86. Vision and IBM have partnered for over 20 years and continue to ensure the highest level of innovation for our joint customers."
Alan Arnold, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Vision Solutions
"The IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i will provide our clients with an ideal platform to build a consolidated infrastructure across IBM i and x86 workloads. The virtualized consolidation greatly simplifies our customers' mixed system environment. Not only the system lowers costs for space, cooling and software, its system management capabilities will greatly reduce staffing and management requirements. We view the IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i as the system of the future. It is truly a revolutionary computing environment."
Kevin J. Beasley, CIO, VAI
"VMware and IBM have worked for nearly two years to support the delivery of IBM PureFlex System. VMware cloud infrastructure combined with the pre-integrated IBM PureFlex System platform will simplify and automate the setup, deployment and management of infrastructure resources while enabling innovation for new end-user computing and mobile solutions – helping customers transform their businesses by transforming IT."
Steve Herrod, CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware
"VMware and IBM have worked closely together to develop an end-to-end virtual desktop solution for branch offices that can greatly simplify desktop deployment and management and can reduce the IT footprint at remote sites. This validated offering is built on the foundation of IBM's new Flex System running the VMware Branch Office Desktop solution, and can take the guesswork out of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure."
Mason Uyeda, Director, End User Computing Technical and Solution Marketing, VMware
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