Impact builds momentum for IBM PureApplication System and Service for a seamless hybrid cloud experience

Impact 2014 is under way, and the drumbeat of innovation for IBM PureSystems is continuing with new clients, new experiences and new capabilities raising the buzz.

More than 9,000 attendees are learning how IBM PureApplication can quickly and easily extend enterprise applications to the cloud. In Tuesday’s general session, IBM announced the IBM PureApplication environment is available as an integrated system for running applications on-premises and as an off-premises service running applications on the IBM SoftLayer infrastructure. Together, they provide pattern deployment and the fully automated application environment necessary to optimize and extend enterprise application investments across a dynamic hybrid cloud.

The momentum is building as well with a growing number of IBM and IBM Business Partner patterns, also now available on the IBM Cloud Marketplace. These patterns provide deployment simplicity and speed for a broad range of applications and middleware.

The next generation of PureApplication System continues innovation for application deployment and management with enhanced hardware updates and new software capabilities. These capabilities include the seamless portability of patterns between on-premises and off-premises cloud environments.

Meet up with us at upcoming PureSystems sessions 

Dozens of PureSystems clients are speaking about their PureSystems implementations at Impact sessions, roundtables and “meet-ups” with fellow attendees. For example, in the Monday general session PureSystems customer Tangerine shared how it is using PureApplication System for its mobile banking solution. On Thursday, eWell will describe how IBM PureApplication System became the platform for its successful healthcare solution.

Drumroll please, the winners are: 

IBM clients and business partners who are taking advantage of PureSystems innovation for their business were recognized with “Innovation, Pure and Simple” awards and a champagne toast at the Expert Integrated Booth Monday evening.

The winners were:

  • GE Capital for Business Transformation with Cloud
  • Tangerine for Mobile Innovation
  • Dutch Tax and Customs Administration for IT Architecture Innovation
  • Blue Shield of California and Perficient for Outstanding Collaboration
  • Jiangxi Rural Credit Union (RCCB) for Smarter Process Innovation
  • Walgreens for Process Innovation

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Business Partners were honored for their innovation at a luncheon Sunday. Business Partner eWell received the PureApplication System Award and Icon Solutions received the 2014 Cloud Innovation Award.

In addition, IBM Business Partners Perficient, Constellation Research, Security First Corp., Sirius computer Solutions and Icon Solutions are demonstrating PureSystems in action to conference participants at targeted meet-ups.

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Imagine Dragons Meet and Greet Winner

PureSystems also sparked interest with a lively contest that elicited and shared PureSystems-related photos from Impact attendees. The winner, whose name was drawn from all the submissions, was Alejandro Raiczyk (Twitter: @araiczyk).  Mr. Raiczyk earned the opportunity to meet Imagine Dragons, honored as the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist by the American Music Awards.

Ways to stay connected through social media

See the latest news about IBM PureSystems at Impact 2014 and stay connected on social networks with Hashtags: #ibmimpact, #puresystems:

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Peter McCaffrey

About Peter McCaffrey

Peter McCaffrey is the Director of PureSystems Category Market Management. In this role, he has responsibility for Go to Market strategy , Sales Enablement, Competitive Initiatives and Demand Programs for IBM's family of expert integrated systems. Prior to this assignment, Peter has held a number of product marketing and market development roles within IBM's Systems & Technology business.
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