Vissensa - IBM Client Reference Video

Published on 30-Nov-2012

"With help from IBM, we have achieved our goal of creating a cost-effective alternative for SMEs and ISVs launching new products on the market. Rather than sinking huge investments into IT infrastructure upfront, our clients can pay on a usage basis for rapidly provisioned cloud resources from Vissensa." - Steve Groom, Chief Executive Officer, Vissensa


Computer Services

Deployment country:
United Kingdom

Cloud Computing, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage

IBM Business Partner:
Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions Ltd.


Established in 2008, Vissensa began as a traditional systems integrator before moving into the provisioning of high-quality datacenter hosting services. The company currently provides innovative and cost-effective solutions in the areas of business optimization, business protection and hosting, and managed services. Headquartered in Fleet in the United Kingdom, Vissensa employs 12 people and has space in five UK datacenters. With solutions that are of particular interest to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the company also counts a number of Tier One banks amongst its clients.

Business need:
Vissensa identified an opportunity to give clients launching new products a cost-effective alternative to purchasing and running their own IT infrastructure – and needed to find a highly flexible platform to support this.

Developed the Vissensa Solution Exchange (VsX) solution, based on virtualized IBM® BladeCenter®, System x® and Storwize® V7000 technology, managed with Tivoli® software.

Facilitated rapid provision of capacity to clients which can easily be scaled up and down to match unpredictable requirements. Delivered significant savings to clients, while helping them achieve millions of dollars in new revenues.


Hosting services provider Vissensa delivers million-dollar savings to clients through its Vissensa Solution Exchange platform, based on a fully virtualized environment of IBM BladeCenter, System x and Storwize technology, managed with IBM Tivoli software.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

BladeCenter, BladeCenter HS22V, Storage: Storwize V7000, System x

Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Applications

Legal Information

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