Most Innovative Client Experience on z Systems

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This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner that delivers the most innovative solution on z Systems to support today's cognitive era. The solution will deliver an excellent customer experience, enable digital business transformation and drive business growth for competitive advantage.

The nominatinating Business Partners should illustrate how their IBM z Systems solution delivers client excellence and business value.

What we look for in the winning solution:

  • Demonstration of significant business growth – based on innovation enabled by the implemented IBM z solution.
  • Support of large-scale mobile transactions – with reliability, speed, security and flexibility to deliver integrated, innovative and differentiated mobile services.
  • Improved efficiencies with a trusted private, public or hybrid cloud – to improve economics, quality of service and speed to market
  • Utilization of modern analytics – with right-time analysis of mission-critical data to gain competitive advantage, improve efficiency and/or improve customer experience.
  • Improved speed to market – presenting higher quality enterprise applications faster by utilizing IBM z with its modernizing development tools and processes to drive business transformation.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references is required.
  • Solutions outlining specific client benefits and measurable returns on investment will be key in judging.

 


Outstanding Open Innovation Solution on Linux

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This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner that delivers the most outstanding open innovative solution on Linux with IBM LinuxONE or IBM Power Systems.

The winning entry should illustrate a solution that empowers clients' transformation while delivering superior business value. The Business Partner candidate should articulate how the solution provide new levels of client differentiation in one of the following areas:

  • Utilization of LinuxONE and open source solutions to tap into the potential of the open ecosystem for improved speed to market.
  • Deployment of a large-scale mobile environment leveraging LinuxONE or Linux for performance, high transaction volumes and availability.
  • Improved economics, improved resource utilization and increased simplicity through server, systems or database consolidation.
  • Business changing deployment utilizing hybrid Cloud, advanced Analytics and/or the open API economy while meeting client demands of capability, capacity, performance, flexibility and/or reliability inherent to LinuxONE with the choice, openness and flexibility offered with Linux.
  • Growth in customer landscape using IBM Systems for Linux to penetrate new or competitive client accounts.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references is required.
  • Open to System Integrators, Solution Providers, ISVs and MSPs who have participated in solution development and deployment at a client site.
  • Solutions outlining specific client benefits and measurable returns on investment will be key in judging.

 


Outstanding Solution Driving Client Innovation and Transformation with Power Systems

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This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner that has achieved outstanding results in deploying a Power Systems solution which helped their client transform their IT infrastructure to resolve business challenges and gain a competitive edge.

What we are looking for in the winning solution:

  • Demonstrated capability to support open source solutions, infrastructures and architecture.
  • Delivered measurable value to the client's business while overcoming market and competitive challenges.
  • Inclusion of Power Systems software. (i.e. PowerVM, PowerVP, PowerHA, PowerSC, PowerVC, PowerKVM, etc).
  • Demonstrated capability for repeatable implementation.
  • The following solutions will be given special consideration:
    • Solutions that include strategic Power ISVs like MongoDB, Redis Labs, EnterpriseDB, MariaDB, Zend etc
    • Optimized Power Systems' unique capabilities in analytics, cloud or open innovation.
    • Innovative solutions (beyond Analytics, Cloud or mobile) that optimized Power Systems in new areas and ways never possible, before possible.
  • Eligible servers: POWER8 processor-based servers
  • Eligible operating environments: AIX, IBM i, and Linux on Power.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references is required.

 


Outstanding Storage Solution

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This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner that has achieved the greatest results in deploying IBM Storage and helping their customers to efficiently capture, deliver, manage and protect data with superior performance and economics.

What we are looking for in the winning solution:

  • Provides tangible customer benefits through efficient, effective and innovative deployment of IBM Storage technology. Some examples might be:
    • Delivering IBM FlashSystem platforms to address your customers most demanding performance requirements.
    • Using IBM Storwize offerings to provide market-leading value, performance, and unique virtualization capabilities in either an all-flash or hybrid storage array.
    • Helping customers gain continuous access to data and applications with high performance and 24x7 availability using IBM DS8880.
    • Using IBM Storage in combination with IBM Software, IBM z Systems and/or IBM Power Systems to enable their data center for analytics and cloud environments.
  • Provides a proven track record of driving significant IBM Storage revenue.
  • Extra credit will be given to solutions that have displaced competition and/or are being marketed today as repeatable offerings.
  • Extra credit will be given to solutions such as those supporting Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Security or Mobile solutions.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references is required.
  • Open to System Integrators, Solution Providers, ISVs and MSPs who have participated in solution development and deployment at a client site
  • Solutions outlining specific client benefits and measurable returns on investment will be key in judging.

 

 

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