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Flagship named a finalist for 2015 IBM Beacon Awards – this is their 4th Award or Finalist recognition in the last 5 years. IBM Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions using IBM products and services.

On February 10th, IBM announced that Flagship Solutions Group had been selected as one of the two finalists for IBM’s prestigious Beacon Award for Outstanding Cloud solution hosted on SoftLayer. The Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions using IBM products and services. By delivering innovative solutions proven to drive business value, Beacon Award finalists and winners help transform the way their clients, their industries and the world do business.

“The Beacon Awards are an important component in IBM’s recognition of Business Partners”, said Marc Dupaquier, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “These winners and finalists exemplify what it means to be a trusted business advisor and provide true transformative value to clients. They embody the ideals of the Business Partner of the future.”

Utilizing cloud-based solutions rooted in robust security and built on advanced protection mechanisms, usage monitoring and cutting-edge encryption, Flagship Solutions Group helps to navigate customers to cloud computing solutions that are flexible, cost-effective, and proven ways to manage their business. Flagship offers a full suite of solutions that are easy to deploy and manage. “This award is an extraordinary validation of our dedication to providing cloud solutions to customers looking to cut costs and improve business agility, while making the most of their current infrastructure. ” said Mark Wyllie, CEO, Flagship Solutions Group.

This is the fourth time in the last five years that Flagship has been recognized by IBM Beacon Awards – winning Outstanding Community Impact 2014, Cloud Computing for Miami Dolphins Smarter Stadium Solution in 2012 and Outstanding Integrated Service Management Solution in 2011.

Recently, Flagship has been working diligently on a new solution that will be referred to as “Infralytics™.” This solution demonstrates Flagship’s unique ability to deliver Infrastructure plus analytics under one solution.

About Flagship Solutions Group

Flagship Solutions Group provides IBM solutions, managed services and cloud solutions worldwide. These include cutting-edge hardware and software products, data center strategic planning and hybrid cloud implementations based on a wide range of assessments that look at virtualization, server consolidation, security, and infrastructure-focused integration. With over 30 years in the industry, Flagship’s expert staff take the time to understand and assess each customer’s specific needs and requirements. They realize that for many organizations, the future depends on technology. Experience Flagship first hand at Flagship’s Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in Boca Raton, FL or Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) in Miami, FL. To learn more or to find a solution that best fits your needs, contact Flagship Solutions Group at or call (561) 208-FYI1 (3941).

Session title: SoftLayer Infrastructure Services to Accelerate Your Cloud Projects

According to a recently completed CompTIA study, the top three catalysts for business transformation are cloud computing, demand for new services and IT delivery, and recurring revenue model. IBM Business Partners needing enterprise-grade, built-for-business, cloud infrastructure services that support their transformation and speed to market new solutions and services for clients, are urged to attend this session to hear the latest on IBM cloud services that should be included in their portfolio, including SoftLayer, managed services, and security and resiliency services. The session covers the latest news for Business Partners and highlights specific examples of client project successes through an interactive panel discussion. (That’s where Mark Wyllie, Flagship CEO, comes in!)

We are looking forward to yet another great session supporting SoftLayer and their innovative cloud solutions.

More info:
February 22, 2015
South Pacific H (Mandalay Bay)

Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way.

SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.

SoftLayer offers:

Single Platform

All SoftLayer services are provisioned in the same data centers. These data centers have identical network architecture and complete integration with every other data center and network PoP on our global private network.

True Flexibility

SoftLayer Flex Images lets you capture images from virtual or bare metal servers, store them in a single image library, and then deploy them on either kind of system.

Unmetered Bandwidth

The SoftLayer private network lets you transfer unlimited data between any SoftLayer services anywhere. And generous outbound public network bandwidth is included with all monthly servers.

Total Transparency and Control

All SoftLayer services come with complete visibility and direct control—from physical location to processor to power supply—through our exceptionally robust API, web portal, and mobile applications.

To learn more about SoftLayer’s cloud solutions, contact Flagship via email at or call (561) 208-FYI1 (3941).