SIS Partners with Silverstring to Bring Predatar Suite to Customers

Partnership Enables SIS to Offer World-Class TSM Managed Services Solution

LEXINGTON, Ky. - SIS, a leading technology solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Silverstring, a U.K.-based company that specializes in storage management and data protection. The partnership will enable SIS to offer its customers the Predatar software suite, which is designed to reduce costs and extract maximum performance from IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) solution.

"We made the decision to partner with SIS because of the company's impressive technical skills, state-of-the-art data center and focus on IBM technology," said Alistair Mackenzie, chief executive officer of Silverstring. "We also appreciate the strong relationships the company has built with its customers base over the years. The SIS facilities, expertise and support capabilities combined with our world-class TSM managed services solution will enable customers to maximize their investments in storage and data protection. We are excited about our partnership with SIS and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

The suite of Predatar products delivers Storage Management Automation (SMA), the biggest step forward in a decade for reducing the costs and risks associated with TSM and multivendor storage environments. By automating processes such as monitoring, alerting and incident management, Predatar saves time and virtually eliminates human error. Other benefits include reduced hardware expenditures, decreased operational costs and streamlined administration. Predatar is unique in that it offers systems management and reporting in a single package. The latest version, Predatar v6.5, includes several upgrades and enhancements, such as a simpler menu system, event tracker, asset tracker and improved backup tracker reports.

"Our partnership with Silverstring will enable us to provide customers with cutting edge TSM management technology," said Steve Sigg, chief executive officer of SIS. "The Predatar solution is ideal for mid- to large-sized companies that want to streamline TSM administration, perform deeper analysis and simplify their TSM environments. With the addition of this technology, we can rapidly scale our managed service offering and deliver an outstanding level of service at a reasonable price point. Above all, the Predatar solution will allow our customers to realize greater business value from their TSM investment."

SIS recently earned the first IBM Cloud Provider certification awarded in the United States. The company is currently the only IBM partner delivering IBM Intel, Power and Storage platforms from a single facility.

About Silverstring

Silverstring specializes in storage management and data protection solutions for mid- to large-sized enterprises. The company gives IT departments the support they need to develop data management infrastructures that are resilient and easy to manage. Founded in 2002, Silverstring is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with offices in Oxford and London. For more information, visit

About Software Information Systems

SIS is a total technology solutions provider serving more than 1,300 customers nationwide. Partnered with leading IT vendors, SIS delivers hardware and software solutions, technical expertise, consulting services and data center solutions. Founded in 1982, SIS is headquartered in Lexington, Ky. and has additional offices in Louisville and London, Ky., Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Charleston, W.Va. and Troy, Mich. For more information, visit

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