Sunbury, United Kingdom — December 2, 2008 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced it has been named to the 2008 InfoWorld 100. The InfoWorld 100 awards honour companies for IT projects that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of technology to meet business and technical objectives. GXS was named to the list in honour of its investment to upgrade and improve the reliability of its Ohio data center operations, consolidating five legacy platforms onto one network, Trading Grid Ultra, and tapping energy-efficient blade frame servers with dual-continent fail-over capabilities.
GXS is in the midst of a multi-year project to create a state-of-the-art, world-class command and control center that optimises workflows by placing customer-facing and operational support personnel in the same facility. When finished, the center also will serve as a customer showplace to demonstrate GXS’ ability to support the end-to-end customer experience.
“The resources in our data center—be they people or machines—execute our commitment to our customers and are our primary resources for innovation,” said Gary Randolph, vice president of asset management at GXS. “We must constantly be evaluating the tools in our data center to be sure they are meeting our customers’ needs today and that we can utilise them to innovate and expand for the future. We undertook this data center upgrade project with a plan to improve the technology behind our services and to increase our customer-facing people resources. We are honoured and pleased with the recognition of our efforts from InfoWorld.”
The new facility will include:
new state-of-the-art servers and data storage technology that provides real-time, dual-continent failover for redundancy and security;
a new business activity monitoring team consisting of 75 new customer-facing support personnel; and
technology standardisation across GXS’ global data centres to achieve consistent, scalable performance and service availability—even in the event of unplanned interruptions.
“At GXS, our goal is to be constantly innovating on behalf of our customers to ensure their B2B networks run better, faster and smarter,” said Gary Greenwald, CIO of GXS. “We process billions of dollars of transactions on behalf of our customers every day. As a result, we must be constantly evaluating the software and hardware components we are using and keeping abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs. This award is welcome recognition of our success in this endeavor to date.”
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GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS’ B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk.
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