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Sovereign Systems and Virtustream Partner

Partnership allows Sovereign to offer cloud-based analytics and Big Data projects

Sovereign and Virtustream partnered to deliver Sovereign's SAP® BusinessObjects driven Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions on Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP). This alliance will drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage for Sovereign's enterprise clients who will now receive the benefits of a cloud-based solution including increased efficiency and enhanced security and performance.

Through this partnership, Sovereign can deploy the infrastructure required to support Analytics and Big Data projects to their customers, reducing the time IT must spend analyzing and implementing a myriad of complex hardware and infrastructure solutions typical in a traditional deployment model.

"Business leaders need access to analyze data as simply and efficiently as they access email and that requires a shift in traditional IT driven Business Intelligence projects," said Mike Wasserman, General Manager of Sovereign System's Government and Analytics Division. "Virtustream removes many of the complexities that typically consume IT staff and frees that time to focus on Business Requirements and enabling end users access to critical data."

Virtustream's xStream cloud management platform was purpose built from the ground up to deliver a robust, secure enterprise class cloud environment enabling both mission-critical legacy and web-scale application to be moved to the cloud. Virtustream has over 100+ SAP customers already running their SAP Environments on xStream and has the security, performance, and economics needed to provide customers a rapid entry into ‘Big Data,' especially customers operating in highly regulated industries such as Healthcare and Government.

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