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January 29, 2013

Evolving Solutions Storage Expert Becomes IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA)

Michael Sly, an Evolving Solutions Senior IBM Power Consultant, is now one of 316 IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architects Worldwide.

Minneapolis, MN, January 29, 2013 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that Senior IBM Power Consultant, Michael Sly, is now an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA).

The IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA) certification is designed to enhance the technical sales and solution design skills of an individual within a Business Partner firm to be better able to define and develop comprehensive client solutions. The primary responsibility of the ISA is to address client infrastructure requirements with IBM server, storage, and software middleware solutions.

“Having an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect on staff shows Evolving Solutions' commitment to employing the very best technical resources to assist our customers”, said Mike Keeler, Professional Services Manager, Evolving Solutions.  "We're extremely proud of this accomplishment and the additional expertise it brings to our clients and to the company”.

To become an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Sly was required to have the following qualifications:

  • Strong IT infrastructure and system skills demonstrated by a minimum of five years of IT technical experience
  • Proven technical project leadership skills demonstrated by client face to face experience
  • Ability and desire to maintain strong technical skills on the most advanced technologies
  • Experience and knowledge in one or more industries

As part of the process, Sly also completed the TOGAF® Certification, an industry standard architecture framework which demonstrates cross platform and operating system technical expertise

“Becoming a certified Industry Systems Architect is an outstanding achievement for Michael”, says Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions, “as this title is held by fewer than 350 individuals throughout the world”.