Gulf Business Machines showcases IBM Power Systems driven by POWER7™ in Sultanate of Oman
Gulf Business Machines (GBM) recently showcased the benefits of IBM’s new range of Power Systems at the Oman leg of a regional road show. The state-of-the-art line of IT hardware is driven by IBM’s groundbreaking POWER7TM processor and was launched worldwide in February this year.
IT professionals in Oman who attended the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 9th of March were briefed on the Power Systems line-up that minimizes complexity, automates process and reduces energy consumption, downtime and other operational costs. IBM representatives at the event spoke about the company’s “Smarter Systems for a Smarter Planet” premise, the benefits of pairing IBM software with POWER7TM hardware solutions and the company’s storage solutions.
"The new systems will allow our clients to manage applications and services at a significantly reduced cost through technology breakthroughs in processor technology,” says Chetan Parekh, GBM Power Systems Regional Product Manager. “This new technology drives up the performance per core, virtualization, energy savings, cost-efficient use of memory and price performance, which ultimately has a positive impact not just on the users’ efficiency but on our planet."
“Our decision to bring the POWER7TM to Oman reflects our commitment to share the latest developments and know-how with our partners and customers in the country,” said Olivier Mouries, Country General Manager, GBM Oman. “Even though this cutting edge line of hardware was only launched globally one month ago, GBM has successfully been able to raise awareness about its benefits through this unique road show.”
Gulf Business Machines along with IBM has recently organized the largest annual event in Oman for the Portal & collaboration agenda. This event is dedicated to present & demonstrate latest in IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus collaboration technologies, which has great potential to achieve great cost savings, boost productivity, simplified business processes & increased customer satisfaction levels for organizations.
GBM is the sole distributor of IBM products –excluding selected products and services - in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area excluding Saudi Arabia.