Croatian Broadband Service Provider Optimizes its Business With IBM

By Ibm Corporation, PRNE
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ARMONK, New York and ZAGREB, Croatia, December 2 - Iskon, a leading Croatian Telco provider on the alternative broadband
market, has selected technology from IBM (NYSE: IBM) to optimise its data
backup and archive system.

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The new IBM blade server and storage virtualization platform, which
replaces the previously installed HP system, will help Iskon to remove system
bottlenecks, streamline internal processes and help ensure uninterrupted
service for customers. The system will also have the capacity to support
Iskon's business growth, enabling it to introduce new services securely,
quickly and in-line with increases in available bandwidth.

"We strive to offer high-quality, reliable and secure services to our
customers, while at the same time ensuring internal efficiencies for our
company," said Sasa Kramar, CEO, Iskon. "Another important consideration is
the environmental impact of our systems and the IBM technologies we have
chosen benefit from lower power consumption."

With high demand for its hosted and next generation services, Iskon
Internet needed a reliable, flexible and robust platform for its data backup
and archive platform. The company turned to IBM to help overhaul its
infrastructure by deploying energy-efficient IBM blade servers in a
BladeCenter chassis. Iskon also selected an IBM Storage System DS5300 and San
Volume Controller for the storage, back-up and archiving of data.

"Our clients recognise that in today's business environment, technology
can provide a valuable competitive edge and help them to differentiate," said
Kreso Perica, general manager, IBM Croatia. "IBM infrastructure offers a host
of new features and functionality, making it the ideal platform to run
next-generation applications and paving the way for new possibilities in the
telecommunications industry."

The deal was signed in April this year and the implementation of the new
system was completed last month.

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