Cwmbran, UK, 12th January 2010 ; SIPHON Networks Ltd ( SIPHON), a leading Systems Integrator and Services Company, today announced that it has formally joined the IBM Industry Solution Reseller (ISR) program. The availability of a full VoIP and UC software eco-system on a common IBM hardware platform is a very compelling proposition for Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSP’s). SIPHON can now provide a full suite of IBM hardware products and services to ITSP customers through the ISR Program and a strategic partnership with M7 Managed Services who are a long established IBM Advanced Level Business Partner.

“SIPHON is delighted to formally announce this partnership with M7. We believe that this will provide our customers with a unique offering in that they can now purchase a turnkey solution across multiple software products, but on a single hardware platform, which reduces complexity and operational costs” states Steve Harris , Director, SIPHON Networks.

“M7 is excited to be working with SIPHON” states Neil Cornish, Managing Director, M7. “We believe that the relationship between SIPHON and M7 provides ITSP’s with a market leading and differentiated offering. This is achieved by leveraging the complementary skills of both companies and combining the technology leadership of the SIPHON vendor partners with the global reach of IBM”.

About SIPHON Networks
Founded in the UK in 2009, SIPHON Networks Ltd is a leading European Systems Integrator focused on the design, supply, delivery & integration of advanced Voice & Unified Communications technology to enable the delivery of innovative services on a robust and scalable platform. For more information please visit: www.siphonnetworks.com

About M7
M7 Managed Services Limited hosts and supports a wide range of Business and Manufacturing applications in the Cardiff Data Centre and provides solutions to customers in the UK , Europe, Middle East and the United States .

Utilising a ‘Software as a Service’ model (SaaS), the company hosts applica­tions from US software companies such as Infor and Microsoft, based on an IBM, VMWare and Cisco infrastruc­ture in a modern, secure data centre. The 24×7 help desk and monitoring service is provided from the Cardiff Headquarters, which also hosts our Education and Conference facilities.

In addition to hosting and managing customers’ IT systems, M7 provides a SaaS platform for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to offer their customers a new way of using and paying for their applications. The knowledge and skills developed in providing these data centre services are also being deployed in installing IBM infrastructure based solutions on our customers’ sites. The recognition of M7 by IBM in 2008 as their first European ISI Business Partner (Industry Systems Integrator), has resulted in M7 being the IBM partner of choice for a number of ISVs and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), taking software and services to market.

For more information please visit www.m7ms.co.uk

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