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IBS Group Member Launches Fault-Tolerant Virtualised IT Infrastructure for Linde Gas Rus

RAMSEY, the Isle of Man, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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IBS Group, a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that IBS Platformix, a subsidiary of IBS IT Services, has completed development of a fault-tolerant virtualised computing platform for Linde Gas Rus, a Russian subsidiary of a world-leading supplier of industrial gases, providing the company with a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to cater for its business needs over the next five years.

Initially, the company's IT infrastructure was built on the server hardware that was aging and getting outdated. To support its operations, Linde Gas Rus began upgrading the infrastructure and changing over to a virtualised environment internally. However, the upgraded system had neither an integrated monitoring and control centre nor fault tolerance tools.

"On the one hand, we had specific tasks and needed a qualified and resourceful provider to complete them to the highest standard. On the other, our budget was rather tight. Thus we chose IBS Platformix as our solution provider meeting both our technical and financial requirements," says Sergey Sukhoverkhov, IT Director at Linde Gas Rus.

For Linde Gas Rus, it was critical to have a fault-tolerant IT infrastructure in place, mitigating, as much as possible, the risk of forced outage. The company set the following requirements:

• 24/7 failure-free continuous operation;

• multi-layer backup of the system's hardware and software resources;

• elimination of potential critical failures resulting in an overall system failure or reducing them to a minimum;

• automatic services and applications transfer to an alternative server in case of a failure of one of the fault-tolerant cluster servers;

• an integrated monitoring system and an integrated control centre for fault-tolerant virtualisation resources;

• data storage network providing for continuous operation of a virtualisation system.

Working on the project, IBS Platformix audited the company's existing IT infrastructure, designed a new one, supplied Linde Gas Rus with all the necessary hardware and software components, launched a full-scale virtualised platform, upgraded the storage network and provided for its maintenance. IBS Platformix did comprehensive fault tolerance testing by shutting off the power sources, disconnecting the network, and checking performance of the implemented fault tolerance tools.

Fault tolerance of the IT infrastructure is achieved through two interchangeable clusters operating in separate networks but connected by multiple channels. The clusters are managed with a hypervisor; backup UPS units ensure continuous power supply. IBS Platformix has also done comprehensive fault tolerance testing by shutting off the power sources, disconnecting the network, and checking performance of the implemented fault tolerance tools.

The technology platform is based on HP, EMC, APC, Cisco, and VMware solutions.

To complete the project, Linde Gas Rus technicians were trained to work with the new IT infrastructure.

About IBS Group Holding Limited

IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F)

For more information about IBS Group please visit http://www.ibsgr.com

About IBS Platformix

IBS Platformix, a subsidiary of IBS IT Services, is listed among leading IT companies in Russia focusing on typical and scalable solutions for enterprise IT infrastructure. IBS Platformix has strong partner relationships with all leading hardware and software vendors in IT market and provides full range of IT services including audit, design, implementation and support of customers IT infrastructure. Offering the best practice IBS Platformix focuses on reducing customers IT infrastructure TCO while maintaining the required level of performance and reliability. High qualification and experience of IBS Platformix experts and technicians enables successful project implementation of any scale and complexity. Over 2500 companies both Russian and international trust IBS Platformix with their own IT infrastructures.

IBS Platformix specialists have a unique design expertise for typical solutions in CIS based on the technology world IT leaders: APC, Avaya, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei-3Com, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nortel, Neumann, Oracle, S-Terra, Symantec, VMware and other.

IBS Platformix is certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) with ISO standards: ISO 9001:2011 (Quality management system) and ISO / IEC 27001:2005 (Information security management).

About Linde Gas Rus

OAO Linde Gas Rus is a subsidiary of The Linde Group, a world-leading supplier of industrial gases. The Group employs about 50,500 people in more than 100 countries. In FY2011, the Group's revenue amounted to EUR 13,787bn. For more information please visit the official website: http://www.linde-group.ru/

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