The news comes just a day after rival SCC celebrated becoming the first UK firm to grab Big Blue's DI Elite partner status. Hatfield-based Computacenter has now been given the DI thumbs-up in three areas: virtualisation and consolidation; business resilience; and energy efficiency.
Neil Muller, Computacenter's director of services and solutions, said: “Consolidating and virtualising the IT estate delivers very clear return on investment – but only if it is done right. To do so requires a powerful level of strategic and operational planning followed by implementation and support of the very best technical solutions.
"Extending our relationship with IBM by becoming an accredited DI Business Partner further enhances our ability to deliver this best practice vision and the very best solution sets into the market.”
The VAR indicated that achieving the accreditations required a significant amount of training towards qualifications based around branding, system architecture and project management. Computacenter indicated that it has added a number of new offerings to its DI line-up.
Jacqueline Davey, vice president of IBM UK's Business Partner Organisation, said: "IBM's strategy for a dynamic infrastructure offers a new model for organisations to fully benefit from their datacentre technologies.
Computacenter's Data Centre Solution business has a longstanding relationship with IBM where we have delivered many successful projects. Their participation in the Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Programme enhances the breadth of Computacenter's existing skills to enable them to help customers create dynamic infrastructures."
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