Data#3 recognised as IBM System x Partner of the Year

Virtualisation Solutions fuel growth across IBM’s infrastructure portfolio.

BRISBANE, Australia — 11 June 2008 — Data#3 Limited (ASX:DTL), Australia’s Integrator of the Year in 2007, was announced today as IBM’s 2007 System x Business Partner of the Year for Australia and New Zealand. This award adds to a long list of IBM awards that Data#3 has won over recent years.

“We are proud to receive this award. Not only does it compliment our award success in recent years across IBM’s System i, System p and Storage product sets, it also illustrates our commitment to building infrastructure solutions that enable our customers to meet their business objectives,” said John Grant, Managing Director, Data#3.

Mr Grant explained that Data#3’s success in IBM’s System x Intel based platform was primarily driven by the explosion of virtualisation, concern for the environment and disaster recovery requirements of customers. The IBM System x Business Partner of the Year award is given to IBM business partners who demonstrate significant expertise and capability in delivering IBM solutions using System x server technology to solve customers’ problems such as reducing costs, reducing carbon footprint and ensuring business continuity.

According to Bruce Crouch, General Manager for Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, Data#3, the award shows that Data#3’s decision to continue investment in data centre expertise and capability is the right one. “With increasing demand for next generation data centre solutions which take advantage of virtualisation technologies, IBM’s System x platform is well positioned to serve as a robust foundation for service delivery.” said Mr Crouch.

Andrew Baker, Director of Global Business Partners for IBM Australia and New Zealand, said that IBM is pleased to be presenting yet another prestigious award to Data#3.

“Year on year, Data#3 has contributed to the growth of our market in Australia and New Zealand. They have always exceeded their customers’ expectations by providing environmentally-aware solutions and addressing customer’s key business concerns such as disaster recovery. They are a worthy recipient of this award,” he said.

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