York, NY, Feb, 2006 - Infinity Systems Software, Inc. has been named winner of the
"The Best IBM System z9 and eServer Z Series On Demand Solution" award in the
annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, honoring IBM Business Partners
for their innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in
providing on demand business solutions.
In an on demand world, time to market is a critical factor for selecting and
deploying an IT platform. Quickload for z/OS is designed to "bring installation
into the 21st century" by dramatically simplifying and speeding the installation
of the mainframe's premier operating system - z/OS - as well as its subsystems and
key middleware, such as CICS, WebSphere, DB2.
Today most customers install this software from a collection of 20-50 Tape
Cartridges, which can be a lengthy process. In contrast, Quickload for z/OS is
delivered on 5 CD-ROMs, 1 DVD or a 4.5 GB package over the network, and takes an
average of 24 hours - with a record time of 4.5 hours - over an 80% decrease in
current install methods.
This solution, which can benefit any z/OS customer, modernizes and streamlines
the installation process, and simplifies the skills required for the mainframe
as a hub in the on demand world.
"Judges selected Infinity Systems Software as the winner in this category based
on its ability to deliver cutting edge innovative value to customers while
working closely with IBM to both benchmark and extend those solutions and
technologies," said Donn Atkins, General Manager, IBM Global Business
Partners. "Infinity Systems Software is combining technology expertise with
business insight to help their clients innovate on important business issues
and realize real efficiencies."
862 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts,
and IBM executives, who selected winner and finalists in 36 award categories.
These IBM Business Partners will be honored during the IBM PartnerWorld 2006
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12 - 15.