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Circulo K Chooses IBM PureFlex over HP and Dell

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Circulo K Chooses IBM PureFlex over HP and Dell14:05 EDT Tuesday, March 19, 2013Mexican convenience store chain to build smarter computing infrastructureMEXICO CITY, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Circulo K Mexico, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest convenience store chains, has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) PureSystems to upgrade and consolidate its IT infrastructure. With the new PureFlex system, Circulo K will be able to rapidly add new applications and bring new services on line for its customers.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NY79850LOGO )Using PureFlex, Circulo K Mexico will also create a high-availability backup system that can speed recovery times and reduce critical application failures by up to 90 percent. In fact, during the months since deploying the new system, Circulo K has been able to reduce the time required to install and upgrade applications on servers from three months to 30 minutes."The most attractive differentiator for Circulo K was the innovative technology found within PureFlex," said Carlos Guerrero, Manager of Information Technology Infrastructure at Circle K Mexico. "These systems are fully integrated and contain a depth of experience and industry knowledge that only IBM has." Working with IBM Business Partner Acceco, Circulo K replaced its existing Dell platforms and selected PureFlex over HP to provide the backbone for a new smarter computing infrastructure.The IBM PureSystems family offers clients an alternative to current enterprise computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. PureFlex System enables organizations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure. PureApplication System helps organizations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing applications. PureData System is tuned for cloud computing and can consolidate more than 100 databases on a single system. In addition to the common web application patterns supported by PureApplication System, the combination of both PureData and PureApplication Systems can be used for end to end transaction workloads.For more information on Circulo K, visit: www.circulokmexico.com.mx/For more information on IBM PureSystems visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure For more information on IBM Mexico visit: www.ibm.com.mxIBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, PureSystems, PureFlex, PureApplication, PureData, Flex System, Storwize, Real-time Compression, Smarter Planet and the planet icon are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. For a current list of IBM trademarks, please see www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtmlIBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and availability are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment and product type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply.  Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice and may not be available in all countries.All other company, product or service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of others. Statements concerning IBM's future development plans and schedules are made for planning purposes only, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Reseller prices may vary.Media Contact:Chris RubsamenIBM Communications(914) 766 4280rubsamen@us.ibm.com SOURCE IBM