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IBM & SCC

A partnership of excellence delivering the strongest, most agile solutions

As the first UK IBM Platinum Business Partner and Red Hat Premier Partner, SCC enables people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating, and managing their IT. Our 40+ year partnership with IBM has resulted in the delivery of world-class solutions, by bridging the gap between business needs and technology. We work with IBM’s technology, people, and vision, to help our customers leverage the strongest, most agile solutions. And we are proud to remain of IBM’s key partners in the UK, with:

100+

IBM trading customers

1000+

Certifications

2PB

of IBM storage used in SCC’s own data centres

20+

Dedicated IBM specialits

IBM Professional Services: unsurpassed technical presales and delivery capability

SCC’s enterprise architects and consultants are a highly skilled team recognised as subject matter experts in their field. They provide quality business, project, and technical consultancy ensuring project methodology and Quality Standards are adhered to. We’re committed to managing customer expectations, with a sharp focus on solution design and implementation that’s based on technical best practice.

« 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

With a specialist dedicated IBM Professional Services team, we help our customers plan, integrate, and manage their projects. This includes the implementation and migration of their entire IBM estate using certified expertise in IBM Power Systems, SystemZ, IBM Spectrum Solutions, and much more. When it comes our IBM technology expertise, we’re highly skilled in technical pre and post-sales, as well as in our delivery capability, with access to IBM’s suite of sizing and assessment tools. Our proven ability to resell IBM’s entire portfolio includes everything from software to storage, servers, services, and mainframe. Together with IBM we make IT work through partnership, knowledge, and passion.

Lower Costs with Scalable Capacity

To maintain a competitive advantage, you need an IT model that helps you adapt rapidly to the ever-changing tech landscape. IBM’s Scale out consumption model enables you to reduce up-front CapEx associated with traditional procurement processes, with capacity planning that’s built for your business:

  • Monthly fees – pay for only what use with metering by the minute
  • Share resources across systems – enable rapid infrastructure expansion to accommodate the needs of new projects and workloads
  • A unique comprehensive approach to cloud – on-prem IT to public cloud provider
  • Up to 58% lower initial system price – to drive a flexible financial acquisition
  • A single-pane-of glass for monitoring and metering a complete POWER landscape

With IBM’s Enterprise consumption Model comes flex up and down capability, elastic capacity that can be allocated to any server within the solution. CPU can be switched on instantly, with Elastic CPU days that do not attract a maintenance charge.

Drive your hybrid multi-cloud strategy

During these challenging times, your priority is our priority. We understand the need to deliver the security and reliability necessary for an effective hybrid multi cloud strategy – all while reducing cost. IBM Power Systems can help you simplify your journey, with the most advanced accelerated computing servers built on an intelligent infrastructure for modern analytics, HPC, and artificial intelligence (AI). Whether you’re looking to secure and optimise your IT infrastructure, or discover the multi-layered approach to server security that can minimise your vulnerabilities, we can help you meet your business goals with a solution that drives x46 faster machine learning performance and is rated 1st in OS reliability by ITIC.

Support Your Power Workload Needs

Only IBM Cloud delivers Power Systems as a service on a global, customisable, and enterprise-grade scale. For your business this means greater cost-efficiency, pay-as-you go billing options, end-to end support, on boarding assistance, plus data centre resiliency and availability. With decades of proprietary IBM Power Systems knowledge, we understand your POWER workload needs more than any other cloud provider—and we’re ready to help.

Simplify Storage for Modern Data

Whether you need to store more data and gain faster insights by applying AI and big data, or to improve your cyber resiliency and data protection, IBM provides simple storage solutions that address all modern data requirements. From flash storage to software-defined storage, data protection software to tape storage, together SCC and IMB provide enterprise data storage infrastructure solutions for all your hybrid multi-cloud data needs.

Procurement choice with Storage Usage Based Billing

IBM introduces new storage purchase options so you never overbuy again. You only pay for what you use, with additional capacities instantly available by easily provisioning what you need. Eliminate the cumbersome procurement cycle when adding new capacity within the contract period. And move high upfront costs to predictable quarterly charges aligned directly with your business needs – with no need for a vendor to disrupt your datacentre to add buffer capacity.

Modernise and Move to the Cloud

SCC is pleased to offer IBM Cloud Pak software solutions which provide an easy and powerful way to run high-quality, container-based enterprise software on a modern Kubernetes-based orchestration platform. This enables high availability, scalability, and ongoing maintenance for enterprise applications, from a source you know and trust.
Certified IBM Cloud Paks built with Red Hat Certified Containers bring the expertise of IBM and Red Hat into trusted enterprise software solutions that provide fast, easy deployment with enterprise qualities of service and simplified, flexible pricing.

IBM Mainframe

IBM Mainframe helps deliver the cloud you want – with the privacy and security you need to support your digital transformation. With cloud native, cyber resilience, and everywhere encryption benefits, your business can:

  • Deploy with agility
  • Get ultimate uptime
  • Gain flexibility in the cloud datacentre
  • Ensure data privacy with encryption everywhere
  • Scale for business growth
  • Reach new heights with AI and blockchain

Solve your Biggest Business Challenges

Today, organisations must monetise opportunities, accelerate profitability, innovate and reduce costs. Together with IBM technologies, SCC can open up an ecosystem of opportunity to create smarter applications, optimise cloud infrastructure, and accelerate data insights and innovation. We can work with you to unleash the power of:

  • Analytics – engage with data so it can answer tough business questions, uncover patterns and pursue breakthrough insights.
  • Cloud – choose the right hybrid cloud solutions for your organisation and stay in control of data.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – help combine IoT data with other datasets to gain new insights, and apply them to make the physical world work better.
  • IT Infrastructure (Systems) – IBM Systems and Storage Solutions disrupt IT infrastructure and enable outpacing of technology breakthroughs
  • Security – protect data and reputation with services and solutions that reduce risk while improving productivity and customer experience.

SCC Payment Solutions

SCC can create a bespoke financing solution based on your individual needs. We take into account business strategy, cash flow, working capital, technology requirements and other unique factors. Our asset-inclusive service payment agreements range from 12-60 months, which can include end user devices, infrastructure, storage, print and mobile. Additionally, we offer asset-level reporting, discovery tracking, lease or end of useful life management, regardless of brand or original supplier, on a “price per asset” per month basis.

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