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IBM and PCCW Solutions collaborate to deliver a next-generation cloud services platform with PureSystems

New platform enables PCCW Solutions to launch Enterprise Solutions Superstore

Hong Kong, June 7, 2012 - IBM (NYSE:IBM) and PCCW Solutions, the IT and business process outsourcing flagship of PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008), today announce that IBM will power PCCW Solutions’ integrated cloud services platform with the just announced IBM PureSystems, a new breed of “expert integrated systems”. This will enhance PCCW Solutions’ customer experience by providing customers with access to agile and all-inclusive cloud services from a single trusted source.

As one of the leading IT services companies in Hong Kong, PCCW Solutions provides its enterprise customers with a full spectrum of cloud computing services, supporting large enterprises with cloud services tailored to their needs, as well as serving small and medium sized enterprises with public cloud services. To address a fast rising local market demand for public cloud services which is growing 40% CAGR to reach US$ 295M in 20151, PCCW Solutions launches “Enterprise Solutions Superstore” with IBM PureFlex, a member of the PureSystems family.

“IBM PureFlex addresses our need for a fully integrated and optimized infrastructure that radically simplifies computing to ensure high quality services and enhanced customer experience,” said Mr. George Fok, Managing Director, PCCW Solutions. “Riding on our cross-border data centers and extensive experience in managing complex computing infrastructure operations and mission critical systems, PCCW Solutions launched the Enterprise Solutions Superstore Alliance that brings together Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to offer highly flexible and proven applications to customers on the cloud via Software-as-a-Service model, as well as using that as a basis to serve our enterprise customers for cloud services tailored to their needs.”

PureSystems is based on IBM’s decades of experience in designing systems and expertise in running IT operations for tens of thousands of clients in different industries around the world. The systems family integrates both physical and virtual IT elements, offering clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain.

“PureSystems represents a new breed of ‘expert integrated systems’, and is a major step forward into a new era of computing that is radically simplified. With PureSystems, we have reduced the cost and complexity of IT management, essentially changing the economics of IT and delivering on the true promise of the cloud,” said Mr. Tony Tai, General Manager, IBM China/Hong Kong Limited.

IBM PureSystems combines three major advances to offer clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model.

  • Integration by design – PureSystems introduces a new concept in system design that integrates and optimizes the server, storage and networking into a highly automated, easy-to-manage machine. This deeply integrated “scale-in” design provides for increased density, meaning that PureSystems can handle twice as many applications compared to some IBM systems, doubling the computing power per square foot of data center space.2
  • Built-in Expertise – IBM has embedded technology and industry expertise through first-of-a-kind software that allows systems to automatically handle basic, time-consuming tasks such as configuration, upgrade and application requirements. Based on patterns of expertise, PureSystems’ new software capability makes IT easier to deploy and manage by converting technology expertise into reusable, downloadable packages based on patterns.
  • Simplified experience – PureSystems offers a single-view integrated management system and broad open ecosystem of optimized solutions which makes every part of the IT lifecycle easier.


Mr. Tai said, “It’s our great pleasure to collaborate with PCCW Solutions to bring to Hong Kong a next-generation cloud services platform built on PureSystems, supporting PCCW Solutions’ business needs and growth.”

Mr. Fok added, “We are delighted to collaborate with our technology partner IBM to propel our cloud services to the next level. By offering a fully integrated cloud platform with the Enterprise Solutions Superstore, PCCW Solutions is committed to providing end-to-end IT capabilities to help customers improve their time-to-market, maximize operational efficiency and drive business transformation.”

About IBM
For more information about IBM Hong Kong, go to: www.ibm.com/hk

About PCCW Solutions

PCCW Solutions is the IT and business process outsourcing flagship of PCCW Limited, which also holds interests in telecommunications, media, property development and investment, and other businesses.

Responsible for a growing number of large-scale IT projects in the public and private sectors, PCCW Solutions holds a wealth of experience and expertise and is viewed as a major industry player in Greater China. To learn more about PCCW Solutions, please visit www.pccwsolutions.com(link resides outside of ibm.com).

About PCCW Limited

PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.

The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China.

In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited. To learn more about PCCW, please visit www.pccw.com(link resides outside of ibm.com).

IBM
IBM and PCCW Solutions today announced that IBM will power PCCW Solutions’ integrated cloud services platform with the just announced IBM PureSystems, a new breed of “expert integrated systems”. This will enable PCCW Solutions to launch Enterprise Solutions Superstore, an agile and all-inclusive cloud services, to Hong Kong customers. IBM Hong Kong General Manager Tony Tai (second left), Systems and Technology Group Executive Savio Ng (first left), and PCCW Solutions Managing Director George Fok (second right) and Senior Vice President Andy Mak (first right) officiate at the "Next Generation Cloud Services Platform" launching ceremony.

1 IDC Asia / Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2011 - 2015 Cloud Services Forecast
2 Compared utilizing virtualized applications between PureFlex System and previous generation BladeCenter HS22V. Specific client environments and results may vary.

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