Following the successful completion of an acquisition that was announced earlier this year, IBM has begun the transition of its server business System X, over to Lenovo. This is just the latest commitment in the pair’s already solid relationship, and is expected to take place over a five-year period. As a top tier partner with both IBM and Lenovo, Softcat is on hand to assist customers in understanding and managing this development.
Earlier today HP announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
Earlier this week Softcat picked up two awards from new partner Pure Storage: Value Add Reseller H1FY2015, and Reseller Technical Specialist H1FY2015. Krishna Keshvara from Softcat’s data centre infrastructure team, accepted the awards from Vince Blackall, Pure Storage’s director of channels EMEA.
Last night Softcat scored a hat-trick in Brussels as it took Platinum Partner of the Year, UK Partner of the Year and EMEA Partner of the year at Dell’s annual EMEA partner conference and awards ceremony.
HP has launched the ninth generation of its celebrated server systems, and there’s plenty for customers to be excited about. The ProLiant Gen9 servers are being hailed as ‘revolutionary’ by HP server enthusiasts, owing to its dramatic improvements over previous generation servers, which make it much better-adapted to meet modern data centre workloads.
In its second instalment, the Softcat presales team report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.
Yesterday Softcat collected two prestigious awards at the annual HP Partner Forum in Twickenham: Partner of the Year for Storage and Partner of the Year for HP Financial Services. Andy Isherwood, HP’s UK Managing Director, presented the awards to Softcat’s CEO Martin Hellawell.
Following Softcat’s successful opening of its fourth regional office in Bristol earlier this year, the company is already pressing ahead with plans to expand its regional footprint beyond Marlow, Manchester and London. After careful consideration and evaluation of potential locations the company intends to open in Leeds in January 2015.
Softcat has won a framework competition to provide IT solutions to NHS institutions on Lot 3 (IT Infrastructure Solution Design and Delivery) awarded by North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC). Softcat will provide server, storage and networking solution design and delivery, using technology from such leading brands as Cisco, Dell and HP, in a three-year contract with the option to extend for two years.
In a new feature for Softcat News, Softcat’s presales team and all-round tech gurus report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.