Evolving Solutions Becomes First IBM Partner To Install Power8 Server

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IBM Power8 Processor technology is up to 50 times faster at analyzing data than its closest competitor.

Minneapolis, MN, May 16, 2014 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of both on-premise and off-premise datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that they are the first IBM Business Partner to install the brand new IBM Power8 server technology in their on-site technology lab.

IBM has spent $2.4 billion on developing new Power Systems server architecture, uniquely designed for an era of “Big Data”. At the foundation of the new Power Systems servers is the IBM Power8 Processor technology, which is up to 50 times faster at analyzing data than its closest competitor.

“The processing capacity for the new IBM Power8 servers is amazing!” says Tim Klubertanz, Sr. IBM Power Systems Architect, Evolving Solutions. “Whether you have a transaction oriented database workload or an initiative to run analytics on Linux, the Power8 servers will be able to process more data and perform more activities at a time than other comparable solutions.”

Big Data is an ever-recurring theme in the current IT landscape. The new IBM Power8 Servers will be a significant help to companies who are faced with managing the continuous explosion of data generated from social and mobile computing.

“Being the first IBM Business Partner to install Power8 servers in our technology lab provides a significant value to our clients who would like to perform benchmark analysis on their application workloads,” said Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions. “This puts us in a position to offer our customers a state-of-the-art technology solution and the option of industry-leading AIX or Linux operating systems.”

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

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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”.

IBM Veteran & Power Systems Expert Joins Evolving Solutions

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Tim Klubertanz, an industry recognized IBM Power Systems expert, joined Evolving Solutions on December 10th as a Solution Architect.

Minneapolis, MN, January 21, 2013 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that IBM Veteran and Power Systems expert, Tim Klubertanz, has joined Evolving Solutions as a Solution Architect.

Klubertanz comes to Evolving Solutions from IBM, where he spent the last 14 years of his career. He is widely recognized in the industry as an expert in IBM iSeries Power Systems and has designed and led many complex infrastructure deployments for small and large customers around the world.

“Tim is a significant hire for Evolving Solutions because of his worldwide expertise in IBM Power Systems,” said Jaime Gmach, President, Evolving Solutions. “Tim brings a combination of skills in server, storage, and virtualization that will further differentiate Evolving Solutions in the marketplace.”

IBM Power Systems technology is enabling more efficient and highly scalable IT architecture that provides exceptional business resiliency. Companies need efficient IT to support business critical applications.

“Having a dynamic IT infrastructure is all about selecting the right systems and software,” said Gmach. “With Tim onboard, we further establish our leadership position within the industry by delivering truly customized solutions that enable businesses to move with agility and speed.”

Klubertanz offers a requirements-based approach to solution design and has deep skills in a wide range of technologies allowing him to effectively lead discussions with people at any level. He has experience in many industries as well as the complete solution life-cycle.

Evolving Solutions Achieves IBM Systems X Specialty Elite Certification

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New IBM designation allows Evolving Solutions to provide the best IT solutions for customer needs.

Minneapolis, MN, June 26, 2012 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, announced today that it is now an IBM System x Specialty Elite Business Partner.

The IBM System x Specialty Elite designation allows Evolving Solutions to have access to IBM experts, the best technology resources and specialized training to deliver a truly superior solution to datacenter customers. Solutions designed by Evolving Solutions utilizing IBM System x servers offer advancements in scalability, reliability and performance.

“The designation is reserved for IBM Business Partners who demonstrate the highest level of sales and technical skills,” said Jaime Gmach, President of Evolving Solutions. “With this certification, our clients can be assured that they are receiving the highest level of service and support to complement the industry leading technology solutions we provide to them.”

To obtain this designation, Evolving Solutions had to complete a number of in-depth IBM x86 platform and product certifications, as well as demonstrate revenue growth and System x solution-led client references.

“Our strategic partnership with IBM helps us continue to grow both the company’s level of expertise and the quality of technology solutions we can provide across the board,” said Gmach.

Evolving Solutions Named 2012 IBM Beacon Awards Finalist

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Evolving Solutions is one of three finalists recognized in the category of Outstanding Systems Storage Solutions.

Minneapolis, MN, May 24, 2012 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of data center infrastructure solutions, announced today that it is a 2012 IBM Beacon Awards Finalist in the Outstanding Systems Storage Solution category.

IBM Beacon Awards recognize technical excellence, industry expertise, and innovative solutions for IBM technology and services. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Evolving Solutions is able to offer superior IT solutions to its customers.

“Evolving Solutions appreciates the Beacon Award recognition and views the achievement as a validation of our continued investment in resources directed at enabling our clients to leverage leading edge storage technologies to optimize their datacenters,” said Jaime Gmach, President of Evolving Solutions.

Evolving Solutions was named a 2012 finalist for the “Data Protection Private Cloud” solution they implemented at a large healthcare system. Evolving Solutions replaced 99% of their existing 3494 tape, and tape vaulting by implementing a de-duplication virtual tape library with replication for multi-site disaster recovery.

As a result of this implementation, the healthcare system was able to achieve the following benefits:

  • An average of 8:1 to 12:1 data compression, compared to 2:1 previously (300% to 500% improvement)
  • Backup is completed in less than 6 hours (50% improvement)
  • ProtecTIER replication requires no labor resources and data is replicated quickly from site-to-site.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) for disaster recovery has been reduced from multiple weeks to multiple hours.
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) has been cut in half.

“Evolving Solutions has successfully implemented the Data Protection Private Cloud solution at multiple customer locations,” said Jaime Gmach. “We were able to show our clients the enhanced value that we provide through our solution’s overall performance, availability, data integrity, TSM integration, support and pricing.”

Evolving Solutions Helps Customers Better Manage Storage Growth With New IBM Designation

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Evolving Solutions is now an IBM Storage Specialty Elite Business Partner.

Minneapolis, MN, May 15, 2012 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of data center infrastructure solutions, announced today that it is now an IBM Storage Specialty Elite Business Partner, allowing them to better serve data center customers facing explosive storage growth.

The IBM Storage Specialty Elite designation is for business partners that sell IBM storage as part of their unique business model and seek to continue improving the IBM system storage solutions they provide to their customers.

“This designation recognizes and honors IBM Business Partners who have made a significant investment in skills and certifications,” said Jaime Gmach, President of Evolving Solutions. “This certification assures our customers that we possess the skills and capability to successfully configure and deploy IBM Storage solutions.”

To obtain this designation, Evolving Solutions had to demonstrate more proficient skills and meet specific revenue targets. IBM Business Partners that meet the eligibility criteria receive access to a comprehensive set of benefits that can be leveraged to help clients improve their storage environment and more efficiently manage and grow their systems.

“We are constantly evolving as a company in the technology and services that we are able to offer,” said Gmach. “Obtaining certifications such as the IBM Storage Specialty Elite allows us to continue to deliver solutions that best meet our customers’ needs.”

Evolving Solutions Named To CRN’s 2012 List Of Tech Elite 250

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Second annual CRN Tech Elite list credits VARs with deep technical expertise and premier certifications in North America.

Minneapolis, MN, March 14, 2012 – Evolving Solutions, a leading provider of datacenter infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. This list credits best-of-breed integrators who have invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications in the areas of datacenter infrastructure.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on this list two years in a row,” said Jaime Gmach, President of Evolving Solutions. “We make a point of continuing to invest in new emerging technologies such as cloud and unified computing, which allows us to deliver real value to our clients.”

The certifications and partnerships that gained Evolving Solutions its position in the honor roll include:

  • IBM Premier Business Partner
  • Microsoft Certified Partner
  • Cisco Certified Premier Partner
  • VMWare Enterprise Partner
  • NetApp Platinum Partner and Professional Services Certified
  • Brocade Premier Partner and Certified Professional Services Partner

“The 2012 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of Solution Providers that have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Channel. “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s end-users value most.”

A sample of CRN’s 2012 “Tech Elite 250” list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About Evolving Solutions
Evolving Solutions is an open systems technology integration firm that provides business solutions for Storage Consolidation, Server Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, Tivoli Storage Manager and Disaster Recovery Solutions. Evolving Solutions is an IBM Premier Business Partner with a Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC).

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