Amsterdam, EUROPE — This week at TechEd, Europe, IBM and Microsoft announce that IBM NetFinity servers will include a coupon that enables customers to receive up to 50% off Microsoft Exchange 2000. This offer demonstrates the commitment of IBM and Microsoft to deliver a high quality messaging and collaboration solution on top of industry leading server hardware. Customers who purchase a Netfinity server between Aug 1, 2000 and July 31, 2001 will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at qualified resellers.
Exchange 2000 joins the industry – leading lineup of Netfinity software solutions. With more than three times the tested and validated solutions than any other major Intel processor-based server vendor, Netfinity gives customers confidence that the messaging and collaboration capabilities of Exchange 2000 will run across a range of Netfinity servers.
“We are excited to make this discount available to all of our new Netfinity purchasers,” said Sandy Carter, Director of Partnerworld for Netfinity Servers. “Exchange 2000 provides an excellent offering to our customers, and grows our solutions portfolio with an excellent complement to our industry leading Microsoft applications offerings.”
“Netfinity has an impressive track record in the server space” said Stan Sorensen, group product manager, Server Applications at Microsoft. “By offering Exchange 2000 at a discount, IBM is making it more cost-effective for customers to gain the benefits of a reliable, scalable, and easy to manage messaging and collaboration solution.”
IBM Global Services’, Enterprise Services for Microsoft Technologies (ESMT) practice helps companies to build solutions based on Microsoft technologies. Through the ESMT, IBM offers a wide array of Microsoft services and capabilities – including consulting, application development, technical support, implementation and training. IBM is establishing this practice in 16 world regions to meet the growing demand for Microsoft services. The combination of ESMT and Netfinity servers deliver powerful hardware and software solutions for Microsoft applications on Intel-processor based servers.
“IBM Global Services is dedicated to providing the world class expertise and IT skills companies need to efficiently deploy enterprise solutions like Exchange 2000,” said Michael Sinneck, vice president, Enterprise Services for Microsoft Technologies, IBM Global Services. “IBM has one of the largest Microsoft services practices in the world, with over 2,500 Microsoft technology experts available to help implement and optimize Windows 2000 and Exchange environments.”
Netfinity servers lead the industry in innovation, delivering enterprise and super server capabilities, known as X-architecture, to the industry standard server arena. X-architecture capabilities include enhanced memory protection developed for the Mars Rover, System Management Processors derived from IBM S/390, and software diagnostics and rejuvenation help notify and protect customers from unwanted server downtime.
For more information about IBM Netfinity Servers, please refer to http://www.ibm.com /netfinity . For more information about IBM Global Services, please refer to http://www.ibm.com/services .