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Are you an IBM business partner? Read this for news you can't miss!

By Peter Basmajian posted Wed December 02, 2020 08:42 PM


IBM Storage Business Partners are known for their ability to solve business problems with leading edge IBM Storage.  The 2021 IBM Beacon Awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your innovation to the entire world!

If you want to promote your IBM Storage solution, then look no further! Winners benefit from global public recognition at Think 2021, as well as a valuable benefit package including a special award mark, trophy, and additional assets to promote your achievement. 

But you can't win unless you nominate yourself.  We invite you to submit nominations for these categories: Outstanding Storage Systems solution and Outstanding Software Defined Storage solution.

Outstanding storage systems solution. This award recognizes the Business Partner who has achieved the greatest results in deploying IBM Storage solutions that unify, manage and protect their customers data across Hybrid Cloud and AI environments.
Some examples include the following:

  • Delivering IBM all-flash systems to address your customers' most demanding hybrid cloud requirements.
  • Using IBM FlashSystem offerings to provide market-leading value, performance, and unique virtualization capabilities.
  • Helping customers gain continuous access to data and applications with performance and cyber resiliency using IBM DS8900.
  • Using IBM Storage in combination with IBM Software, IBM z Systems and/or IBM Power Systems to deploy an AI solution
  • Providing Modern Data Protection to an SAP HANA deployment with IBM Power Systems.
Outstanding software defined storage solution. This award recognizes the business partner who offers the most outstanding storage solution or service built on IBM software defined storage. The winning submission must describe how you created and delivered an innovative software defined storage solution to customers using IBM Spectrum Storage or Cloud Object Storage. Preference will be given to solutions for Data and AI, Modern Data Protection, Hybrid Cloud or containerization.
Here are examples:

      • Using Cloud Object Storage to manage AI workloads at scale
      • Manage unstructured data for multi cloud environment using IBM Spectrum Scale
      • Helping customers economically protect their data for rapid recovery and re-use using Spectrum Protect Plus
      • Using IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift as a foundation to build a hybrid cloud environment.
What does a winning entry look like?
  1. All submissions must include at least one customer reference. 
  2. Tell us about the infrastructure or business problem you solved.
  3. Explain how you delivered new or increased benefits to customers and drove demonstrable business outcomes thanks to the innovative deployment of IBM Storage Systems and software defined storage technology. 
  4. You should also show a proven track record of driving significant IBM Storage revenue.
  5. Extra credit is given to solutions that displace the competition and are repeatable offerings, as well as those that include recently launched products.
I want to extend congratulations again to last year’s winners and finalists! Mark III Systems was the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Storage Systems Solutions Beacon award, and to Origo, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Software Defined Storage Solution award. Hats off to Finalists Auwau and BPSOLUTIONS in the Storage Systems category, and to Finalists Shenzhen Zhongshengruida Technology and Sycomp for Software Defined Storage.

Please take center stage by becoming a 2021 Beacon Award Winner! Nominate your solution by January 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET and join the winners’ circle at the Think 2021 digital conference (details to come).

Please contact me with questions: Claire Colle