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Connectria Wins 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Expert Integrated Systems Solution in PureSystems Category

Connectria Hosting, a global managed and cloud hosting provider, was named a winner of a 2014 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Expert Integrated Systems Solution, PureSystems Category. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business.

Connectria’s winning solution involved the delivery of a HIPAA Compliant Private Cloud based upon the IBM PureSystems Platform. The hybrid private cloud solution also included an additional PureSystems environment at the customer’s location, managed remotely by Connectria, for disaster recovery purposes.

According to Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO, “Our customer, a leading provider in comprehensive, cost-effective pharmaceutical and home care solutions, had the goal of substantially reducing its operating costs through outsourcing its diverse IT infrastructure to a hosting provider.” Waidmann further added, “Our solution leveraged two core areas of expertise within Connectria – hosting multiple technologies, such as Windows hosting, AIX hosting and IBM i hosting on a single IBM PureFlex System hosting platform, and HIPAA compliant hosting. We’re happy to report that we’ve exceeded our customer’s expectations and we are delighted to be recognized as an IBM Beacon Award winner.”

The Beacon Awards are IBM’s premier Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM's Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.

“This year’s Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have truly demonstrated their ability to develop new, advanced approaches to solving challenges while also transforming the way their clients and industries conduct business,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’re honored to recognize Connectria for winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Expert Integrated Systems Solution for PureSystems and consistently delivering value to our mutual clients.”

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about this year’s winners and finalists, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/pw_com_prb_beacon

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive Business Partner program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

To find an IBM Business Partner with a particular set of skills, a technology reseller or a consultant with industry expertise, visit the Business Partner Locator at: https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/search.jsp

About Connectria®

Connectria (www.connectria.com) provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. Recognized as the #1 Cloud in North America, we are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company policy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we’ve established a unique culture where every individual goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

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