Abacus‘ expertise comes from an extensive IBM i portfolio of services, giving them unique experience and perspective for customer-specific Abacus i Cloud solutions. The reliability of its Abacus Cloud is critical in supporting these environments. Abacus chose to colocate in QTS’ Atlanta-Metro and Dallas/Irving mega data centers to host and back up Abacus’ i Cloud solutions, featuring one of the industry’s only AS/400 cloud services. QTS provided Abacus with the requisite geographic diversity as well as redundant power, cooling and connectivity within each facility.
A strategic partner for Abacus
Abacus chose QTS as a strategic partner with whom it could create an ecosystem of world-class business solutions that could facilitate hybrid business strategies and was impressed by QTS’ proven customer support and its API-driven Service Delivery Platform (SDP). Patrick Schutz, Chief Sales Officer, Abacus Solutions said,
“Our i Cloud services require significant levels of scalability and geographic redundancy to support our customers’ rapid business growth. After evaluating the leading colocation providers, only QTS offered the combination of expertise, customer support, and a symbiotic connectivity ecosystem to facilitate our customers’ AS/400 migrations.
In addition, QTS’ innovative software-defined data center approach to service delivery provides unprecedented levels of visibility and transparency including the ability to monitor, manage and provision new fully-integrated services remotely.”
QTS’ SDP is the industry’s first software-defined orchestration platform built upon QTS’ commitment to the digitization of its end-to-end systems and processes. SDP empowers customers to interact with their data and QTS services by providing real-time visibility, access and dynamic control of critical metrics across hybrid IT environments from a single platform.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, QTS reported significant increases in usage of SDP that allows customers to manage and optimize data center infrastructure remotely through full digitization, meeting critical market needs.