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Misys Virtualizes its IT Infrastructure with iomart Hosting

DAILYHOSTNEWS, December 21, 2011 – iomart Hosting, the UK cloud computing and managed hosting services provider, has provided a virtualized platform to help Misys consolidate its IT infrastructure in the UK.

Misys is a global market leader in delivering application software and services for banking, treasury and capital markets. The company reviewed its hosting services this year and decided to create an exclusive relationship with iomart Hosting.

Phil Davies, Director IS for Misys UK & EMEA, explains: “We operate on the basis of a ‘one-Misys’ culture and the decision to go with a single direct provider of hosting is another symbol of that ethos. We already had a relationship with iomart Hosting and were impressed. The decision to use them as our sole host has proved the right one. As soon as the relationship was formalized, the benefits were tangible. There was an immediate improvement in the stability of our equipment and complete engagement with our business objectives.”

Employing more than 4,000 people, Misys serves 1,300 customers in over 120 countries, including all of the world’s top 50 banks. Leading analyst firm, Gartner has positioned Misys as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for both ‘Treasury & Trading Systems’ and ‘International Retail Core Banking’.

iomart Hosting owns and manages its secure data centre network. Dedicated on-site NOC teams manage and monitor customers’ mission-critical systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The consolidation of its hosting provision has proved successful for Misys in the UK and will be considered for other key locations globally in the future.

iomart Hosting supports a fully virtualised platform including Netapp for SAN, with an internal private cloud. This platform hosts all of the Misys HR, finance and business intelligence functions, plus the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning for the UK and EMEA.

Sarah Haran, managing director of iomart Hosting, adds: “Integration is at the heart of everything that Misys does, so our task at iomart Hosting was to continue that philosophy through to the virtualized platform. We work hard to architect solutions that support our clients’ business requirements rather than those that are just easiest to implement.”

The data centre infrastructure and reliability and security provided by iomart Hosting also has another very important benefit for Misys.

iomart Hosting is part of iomart Group plc which announced on Monday 19 December 2011 that it had entered the FTSE AIM 100 Index.

Website: http://www.iomarthosting.com/

For more information on Misys, please visit: http://www.misys.com/

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