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IBM & SCC

SCC – The only IBM platinum and Red Hat premier business partner in the UK.

Our 40+ year partnership has enabled us to bridge the gap between business needs and technology to deliver world-class solutions. From IBM’s technology to its people and vision, we work with our customers to deliver the strongest, most agile solutions.

With a specialist dedicated IBM team, we are the go to partner, helping our customers plan, integrate and manage their projects, with the capability to resell IBM’s entire portfolio, including software, storage, servers , services and mainframe.

KEY SERVICES

Technical Pre Sales and Delivery Capability.

A dedicated IBM Professional Services team with expertise on IBM technology, including technical pre and post-sales and technical delivery capability, with access to IBM’s suite of sizing and assessment tools.

SCC are able to implement, manage, support and migrate your IBM estate. IBM Professional Services deliver pre and post sales with certified skills in IBM Power Systems (AIX and IBM i servers), SystemZ (mainframe and associated storage), IBM Spectrum Solutions (including IBM’s FlashSystems, Entry and Enterprise range of subsystems), IBM tape solutions, Storage Area Network solutions and Red Hat solutions following the acquisition by IBM.

Data Centre Services

SCC’s Data Centre Services unit provides our customer base with a modular range of managed hosting services, from initial solution design, through testing and piloting, through to ITIL based service management utilising tools. Co-lo included. As a result, we can manage IBM technology on behalf of our customers. Including remote power and storage monitoring services.

Cyber Security Service (CSS)

Delivered from our UK-based Security Operations Centre (SOC), our CSS provides threat detection and security incident reporting through the real-time monitoring of security systems events and logs. We monitor infrastructure providing detailed analysis and relevant alerts against a globally sourced catalogue of known and emerging security threats. Our CSS is built in partnership with IBM using Q-Radar technology – a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for the last 11 consecutive years.

IBM Estate Lifecycle Management

SCC optimise and reduce the cost of your next IBM enterprise agreement. We will establish your current forecast of requirements and advise you on the most appropriate metrics and models for your needs, while our insight from some of the largest IBM enterprise agreements globally allows us to benchmark discount levels. Finally our years of experience with IBM means we can help negotiate complex terms such as unlimited usage agreements into your next contractual refresh with IBM to minimise unplanned spend.

Partnership Statistics

100+

IBM trading customers

1000+

Certifications

2PB

of IBM storage used in SCC’s own data centres

20+

Dedicated IBM specialits

related services

SCC Managed Services

SCC IBM Professional Services

SCC Cloud Based Services

IBM Technical Support Services

Testimonial

« IBM and SCC continue to enjoy a long-standing partnership, which started over 40 years ago. Today, as IBM expands its hybrid cloud and AI ecosystem, SCC remains one of our key partners in the UK. I’m pleased to count SCC as a valued innovation partner across a number of industries with projects underway with AI solutions. Our relationship with SCC is truly multi-faceted and SCC is a great example of next generation partnership. »

David Stokes – General Manager, IBM EMEA Partner Ecosystem

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