Abu Dhabi QCC selects IBM PureSystems

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council to consolidate infrastructure on IBM's new integrated platform

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Abu Dhabi QCC selects IBM PureSystems IBM PureSystems will streamline QCC's IT infrastructure, says El Khoury.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 3, 2012

The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced plans to consolidate its IT infrastructure on IBM's new PureSystems family of integrated systems.

The project, the first of its kind in the UAE, will shift its infrastructure to IBM Pure Systems, to reduce cost and complexity of solutions, and to automate routine tasks. Gulf Business Machines (GBM) will carry out the project.

IBM PureSystems, use a 'Scale-In System Design', a new concept in system design that integrates the server, storage, and networking into an automated, simple-to-manage machine. Integrated software handles basic, time-consuming tasks such as configuration, upgrades, and application requirements automatically, while the solutions are also ready for cloud integration, enabling QCC to quickly create private, self-service cloud offerings that can scale up and down automatically.

"At QCC, we understand that unconsolidated IT infrastructures increase the complexity of processes and are costly to operate and maintain," said Sultan Al Kaabi, shared services director, QCC. "GBM's track record in the system integration arena and the fact that they are the providers for the IBM PureSystems family were major incentives for us to select the company for this project. We are confident that this collaboration will allow us to overcome any challenges that we have been experiencing with our existing IT infrastructure."

"We are very proud to be implementing the first IBM PureSystems project in the UAE for QCC," said Miguel Khouri, Country General Manager, GBM Abu Dhabi. "As a company, we always try to offer our customers the best solutions that will drive their business forward while increasing the cost efficiency and productivity levels. As a result of a fully streamlined IT infrastructure using IBM PureSystems, QCC will be able to focus solely on its operations with reduced IT-related obstacles or inefficiencies."

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