GBM and virtualisation

Gulf Business Machines is today a regional leader in the virtualisation space

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GBM and virtualisation Gulf Business Machines is a regional leader in virtualisation
By Staff Writer Published  December 20, 2010

With over 160 completed projects in the last four years, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is today a regional leader in the Virtualization space, using a combination of skills and cutting-edge technologies to deliver results to its customers.

GBM today has satisfied customers across all industry verticals including Banking, Retail, Government, Hospitality and Travel & Transport. In fact, the Banking and Retail sectors have been the forerunners in adopting Virtualization constituting 60% of these delivered projects.

At any given time, GBM is implementing about 20 virtualization projects across the region. This leadership position is the result of our long and varied experience in server consolidation, addressing all aspects including design, implementation and support for virtualization projects. GBM boasts a large technical resource pool of certified specialists in key areas of virtualization technologies distributed across the region.

Server Virtualization projects require various factors to be taken into consideration including: identifying servers that need to be virtualized, assessing current performance and utilization metrics, selection of virtualization software or platform deployment strategy, selecting management and monitoring software, considering storage and network virtualization and identifying the disaster recovery strategy. It must be noted that virtualization projects can start small and scale up in a phased manner based on business requirements.

While executing complex virtualization projects, one may encounter many pitfalls. GBM with its expertise gained from several such projects over the years can provide the required insight to successfully transform existing server environments into state-of-the-art virtualized IT infrastructure. GBM today partners with all the major server consolidation and Virtualization vendors including IBM, VMware, Citrix and Red Hat to deliver the optimum solution specific to customer requirements based on best of breed technology. 

 GBM also offers its customers a seamless roadmap from virtualization to cloud computing. GBM's Cloud Service offerings are being evolved and now include Cloud Infrastructure Management comprising of PowerVM, VM Control and Systems Director. The most important advantage of GBM's cloud strategy is the ability to integrate IBM and non-IBM cloud solutions from partners using an IBM cloud integration framework.

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