On May 5, 2014, Flagship Solutions Group announced the opening of a brand new state of the art “Cloud Innovation Center” (CIC) in conjunction with their new office located in Boca Raton, FL. This facility features IBM’s Cloud Marketplace, designed to meet the needs of not only developers and IT managers, but also business leaders. It includes IBM’s capabilities-as-a-service, giving their customers full commerce capabilities with the security and resiliency required to compete at the enterprise level. As a customer, you’ll be able to access a full suite of IBM-as-a-Service with 100 SaaS applications, IBM’s BlueMix platform-as-a-service with composable services and third-party cloud services.

The powerful SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service is also featured in the CIC. SoftLayer is built to deliver the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. It offers one platform with the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything, all through a private network and advanced management system.

In addition, Flagship’s CIC provides your business the exciting opportunity to harness the power of the Watson API through the Watson Developer Cloud Enterprise to prototype and test new applications made with Watson. The Watson Developer Cloud has been used to create cognitive applications that have the potential to disrupt industries. Until now, access has been limited to Watson Ecosystem program participants — ISVs building apps for use by other companies and users. Now the rich development, training, testing, and configuration environment is extended to enterprises interested in creating Watson-enabled applications for their own use.

Across the board, Flagship’s CIC promises to provide a great user experience enterprise-wide for clients who want to learn, try, and buy software and services from IBM, while getting the focused attention only a local service provider can deliver.

Flagship Solutions Group also hosts a Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL, which features the award winning Smarter Stadium solution. The BPIC offers world-class facilities with multi-functional lab space for training and customer engagements. Activities offered at this center include:

  • Solution design consultation
  • Proof of concept for solutions and technologies, demonstrations, test drives
  • Product installation and implementation assistance
  • Marketing and technical briefings
  • Client training, education and customized workshops

About Flagship Solutions Group

Flagship Solutions Group provides IBM solutions, managed services and cloud solutions worldwide. These include 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. Flagship’s managed services include cloud based server monitoring and management, 24×7 helpdesk support, and data center infrastructure management.

Flagship understands that businesses depend on technology. They deliver real results through solutions that keep technology secure, efficient and working at optimal performance.

To learn more about Flagship’s Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in Boca Raton, FL, Flagship’s Business Partner Innovation Center (BPIC) in Miami, FL, or to find a solution that best fits your needs, contact Flagship Solutions Group at sales@flagshipsg.com or call (561) 208-FYI1 (3941).