Computacenter has been a Novell partner for many years, particularly in the government and finance sectors with a prestigious group of clients including The Environment Agency, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and many others. The relationship was taken to the next level when Computacenter decided to build a services practise around PlateSpin products, effectively bundling PlateSpin Recon and PlateSpin Migrate as a virtualisation assessment and consolidation service. They successfully rolled this out over a five year period into over 100 customers, ranging from medium size companies to large enterprises.
This service was primarily specified and sold via their UK Datacenter division and now with the advent of SUSE as a separate business unit within The Attachmate Group, Computacenter is looking to repeat the PlateSpin success story on a much larger scale - focusing on selling SUSE subscriptions into both their "X type server " customer base and their new System Z customers.
“Computacenter has had a long and successful relationship with The Attachmate Group through historic engagements with Novell and PlateSpin. Both technologies have been incorporated within our solution offerings enabling us to deliver tangible benefits to our clients through Datacenter Optimisation services. Our growing relationship with SUSE should be no different to this and I see the synergy of Computacenter’s server dominance and your market leading Linux platform as a major differentiator for us in driving efficiencies at the application platform level.”
Neill Burton, Solutions Director, Datacenter
Computacenter (UK) Ltd
Services & Solutions