Heathrow, 03 November 2015 – TD Azlan has extended the capabilities of its state-of-the-art Business Solutions Centre (BSC) in Heathrow by equipping the demonstration facility with the latest IBM enterprise solutions and technologies.
Azlan has installed a comprehensive range of the IBM solutions, including the company’s Watson predictive analytics and data visualisation system, its Security software suite, Storage solutions, IBM VersaStack integrated infrastructure, the IBM PureData data management system and its scale-out Linux on Power offerings, within the BSC.
All the IBM solutions have been deployed to enable on-premises, cloud-based and hybrid scenarios to be set-up and demonstrated within the BSC. With immediate effect IBM partners will be able to apply to Azlan to set-up and run demonstrations, proof-of-concept testing and sales and technical training in the BSC. There is no charge to resellers for using the centre and Azlan’s own technicians and professional services experts are available to assist partners at all times.
Rob Tomlin, Enterprise Business Unit Director for Azlan, said that the investment that Azlan has made to implement the latest IBM solutions within the BSC underlines its commitment to IBM and its partners.
“Azlan is a centre of excellence for IBM technologies and solutions and is fully committed to providing the highest level of dedicated support and service available in the channel to IBM partners. The BSC now provides IBM resellers with an unrivalled resource, which they can use to demonstrate the outstanding performance and efficiency that IBM’s enterprise solutions deliver. This is a highly important and significant investment that truly sets Azlan apart as an IBM value distribution partner.”
Tomlin noted that that by giving them access to IBM’s Watson solutions, Azlan is providing strong support for IBM partners around the vendor’s ground-breaking drive into cognitive computing. Azlan has very strong and well-established partnerships, both with IBM and its reseller partners. It will be working even more closely with the vendor and its authorised resellers to develop new business opportunities, Tomlin added.
“We are seeing a real shift in the enterprise market towards solutions that can enable transformation and deliver competitive advantage. IBM has some the most sophisticated and advanced solutions in both of these areas and with the added investment we’ve made in the BSC and our team of dedicated IBM and professional services experts, Azlan is ready to help partners take full advantage of the opportunities that we now see developing around big data and analytics, advanced security and on-demand infrastructure solutions.”
The Azlan Business Solutions Centre is equipped with all the latest technologies from Azlan’s leading vendor partners. It enables VARs to demonstrate the very latest enterprise solutions in a working environment without having to made additional and significant investments of their own. It can be set up to deliver many technology combinations and can be branded with partners’ logos and also those of their end user, if required. It also provides forum and focal point for learning and skills development. It is located in Langley, Berkshire, to the north-west of Heathrow Airport, close to the intersection of the M4 and M25 motorways.