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Strategic Partners

Optica Technologies and the IBM z Systems group have been strategic partners since 2002. Optica is the exclusive provider of protocol conversion solutions for z Systems. We launched the zVT family of mainframe virtual tape products in January 2015 with the support of the IBM z Systems brand.

US and Canada

Mainline, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is an information technology solutions and IT consulting firm and has more than 500 employees nationwide. Mainline has received many industry accolades, including multiple IBM Leadership Awards and designations. Mainline provides solutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The company may be reached by phone at 850-219-5000 and on the Internet at www.mainline.com.

PSR is dedicated to supporting IBM Mainframe clients throughout the United States with a mission to optimize our clients’ mainframe experience regardless of where they are in their mainframe journey. In addition to sales and support of IBM z Systems, mainframe storage, and software, we provide systems programming services, mainframe hosting and disaster recovery solutions including Mainframe Virtual Tape as a service.

Sirius is a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Sirius solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts. Sirius is focused on helping organizations of all sizes reduce cost and complexity, improve service levels, and minimize risk through the implementation of strategic solutions that include cloud, analytics, mobility, security, IT infrastructure optimization and more. For more information about Sirius, visit www.siriuscom.com.

GlassHouse Systems provides clients with trusted advice, and innovation and insights to plan, analyze and implement dynamic computer infrastructure systems. GlassHouse was the first IBM Mainframe Business Partner worldwide, and the first Dynamic Infrastructure Certified Business Partner in Canada. As the top IBM partner by sales volume, we proactively participate in various IBM led councils and committees. GHS currently has 15 offices throughout Canada and the United States.

DTS Software, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized worldwide leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for the IBM z/OS, Hitachi VOS3, and Fujitsu MSP operating systems, DTS Software products provide superior function and features that allow managers and users to more effectively utilize their investment in storage systems. The company was founded in 1991 and has over 1000 customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Far East.

Taiwan and Greater China Region

SPEED Computing was established in 2003 to provide enterprise customers with cutting-edge high-performance application solutions. Committed to promoting and assisting customers in solving computing bottlenecks, accelerating the improvement of information system operation efficiency and management efficiency. SPEED Computing also co-brands Optica zVT products in Taiwan.

United Kingdom

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business. We advise organizations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimize its performance, and manage our customers’ infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in enterprise and corporate organizations maximize productivity and the business value of IT for internal and external users

Value-4IT are a seasoned IBM Z Mainframe organization specializing in server, software and storage solutions, optimizing TCO and ROI metrics. Value-4IT have extensive experience with IBM Z Mainframe disk and tape storage technologies, with 20+ years knowledge of all mainstream IBM Mainframe VTL solutions.


Profs4U is a Pan-European IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) with more than 40 years’ experience in the IBM Mainframe market. Together with their team of experts and niche IT partners, Profs4u can offer clients a unique balance of quality and efficiency, enabling them to reduce costs whilst achieving their IT-related goals. Operating in The Netherlands, UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Portugal, Profs4U has access to the largest pool of IBM Mainframe specialists in Europe.

Germany, Austria & Switzerland (DACH)

The corporate objective of SVA is the combination of high quality IT products of different vendors with the project know-how and flexibility of SVA to achieve optimum solutions for customers. SVA core subjects are not only High Availability and High Scalability SAN Architectures but also Data Security and Disaster Recovery as well as Virtualization Technologies in the area of servers, desktop and storage. In addition, SVA is offering Consulting, On-Site and Remote Services.SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH is one of the leading system integrators in Germany in the fields of DataCenter Infrastructure. The company – founded in 1997 and based in Wiesbaden/Germany – by now has more than 580 employees at 15 branch offices all over Germany.

Mainframe Virtual Tape Library solutions are one of the core competencies for mainstorconcept (msc). Since the company was founded, msc have delivered, commissioned and actively supported more than 100 Mainframe VTL systems, not just in Germany. msc have successfully completed international projects in over 10 European countries and in some Middle East territories. msc supports about 95% of all Mainframe VTL systems installed in Germany. VTL solution support does not stop after installation; with the mscFirstconcept, msc offers comprehensive lifecycle support for your VTL environment. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) up to 24*7 deliver optimum protection without using your own resources.

dacoso is a leading IT service provider for network performance and data security in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The focus is on managed services for optical networks, intelligent networks and cyber security, which dacoso operates for its business customers in its own, BSI-certified Network & Security Operations Center (NOC/SOC). These are supplemented by value added services such as consulting, procurement and installation. The foundation is the strong dacoso team: competent, reliable, flexible – and always close to the customer. dacoso GmbH is an owner-managed company with its headquarters in Langen near Frankfurt a.M. and 11 further locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Hightek Storage Connectivity Systems (HtSCS) Ltd. is a company founded in 2005 that brings together a diverse workforce in a selected strength of proven work experience in the field of information technology.


SCSK provides a full lineup of IT services that businesses require, from system development, IT infrastructure implementation, IT management, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), to sales of IT hardware and software.

With the goal of providing optimal IT infrastructures that satisfy our customers’ needs, Kanematsu Electronics Ltd. has been committed to providing such systems to customers for many years. Amid the current trends toward concentration, distribution, physical integration, and virtualization, our goal is to offer unique and highly advanced IT services based on the know-how that we have acquired.


ISI has been an IBM Premier Business Partner since 1991 and continues to rank as one of IBM’s top business partners to this day. As a Premier Partner we have the full support of IBM and its extensive range of products and services.

ISI is an Australian owned and operated IT Solutions leader. Our range of services includes the supply and support of a broad range of infrastructure, and a managed services practice that supports some of Australia’s leading companies with their mainframe and technology needs.

Middle East

Founded and operating in the region since 1990, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is the number one provider of IT solutions, leveraging industry leading technologies to drive real business results for clients.

Originally established through its partnership with IBM, the companies have continued to evolve their relationship in order to meet the ever increasing demands of the ICT market.

Saudi Business Machines Ltd. (SBM) is the General Marketing and Services Representative of IBM World Trade Corporation in Saudi Arabia – the Kingdom’s leading provider of end-to-end enterprise information technology and telecommunications solutions.

Global Distribution Partner

At Anixter, we enable the connected world. From securer facilities and communities, to more efficient networks and industrial environments, we deliver the infrastructure solutions—and intelligence—that sustain your business. Through our superior product offerings, unmatched global distribution network, expert supply chain management and technical know-how, we drive efficiency and effectiveness to benefit your bottom line.