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Hamilton Rentals are IBM’s exclusive loan pool partner in the UK and are responsible for managing the storage and server evaluation programs for:

The IBM Loan Pool Initiatives are designed to enable IBM & the Business Partner Community to rapidly deliver no cost, short-term loans providing leading edge IBM technology to end-users for evaluation and proof of concept.

Why use the Loan Programs?

The intent of this program is to provide Evaluation and Proof of concept systems to support customer opportunities and demand generating activities.

Features of the program include:

  • Free of charge loan periods with IBM approval
  • Quick & easy process
  • Fast access to equipment
  • Pre-sales support
  • Pre-configured systems, delivery/installation and collection arranged by Hamilton Rentals

The loan programs benefit the end user by reducing perceived purchase risk and offering peace of mind. This helps the Channel partner to add value and secure sales opportunities.

Process and Criteria for Loans

Business Partners have access to the loan programs through the brand sales specialist responsible for the end user customer or your IBM account manager.

In all cases IBM loans need to be approved by the IBM STG Brand team. Hamilton Rentals can help identify the correct approval.

Criteria for qualifying includes new business wins, new business areas in existing accounts, high value product/solution deals, multi-unit opportunities, business development, competitive wins, ISV/CSI/MSP development.

IBM POWER Loan Pool

This initiative is designed to give IBM and the Channel a Zero Cost, short term loan/rental of the latest IBM POWER and System Storage solutions allowing customers to easily evaluate IBM's leading edge technology.

Hamilton Rentals IBM Power fleet now includes IBM POWER8 models

POWER8 Key Features

  • Extreme Performance - Research suggests that Power8 is two to three times faster than its predecessor, Power7
  • Most energy efficient - Help cut data center footprints by as much as half
  • Designed for Big Data - Power8 can analyze data up to 50 times faster than x86 processors.
  • Designed with the future in mind - The PowerSystems platform provides scale up and scale out abilities whilst still enabling you to run a single operating system, use a single set of skills and have the simplicity of a single architecture.
  • PowerKVM - PowerKVM is a new technology that helps remove the barriers that prevents companies from doing joint development of Linux applications on Intel as well as Linux on PowerSystems.

Features of the program include:

  • Free short term loan subject to IBM approval (1 month minimum), available for immediate delivery
  • Extensive product offering including the latest POWER servers
  • Equipment supported by Hamilton Rentals during loan period
  • Dedicated IBM sales & Technical support
  • End of rental options include return with no penalty,extension or competitive purchase.

Lenovo (IBM) System x Loan Pool

The System x Loan pool is designed to give Lenovo and the Channel a Zero Cost, short term loan/rental of the latest System x Servers & Storage solutions allowing customers to easily evaluate IBM's latest technology.

Features of the program include:

  • Free short term loan of the latest System x Servers & Storage (subject to Lenovo approval)
  • Extensive product offering of the latest models More details
  • Equipment supported by Hamilton Rentals during loan period
  • Dedicated Lenovo sales & Technical support
  • Flexible end of rental options include return with no penalty or extension

IBM System Storage Loan Pool

Features of the program include:

  • Free short term loan subject to IBM approval (1 month minimum), available for immediate delivery
  • Extensive product offering on Disk, NAS, Tape & VDS storage solutions
  • Equipment supported by Hamilton Rentals during loan period
  • Dedicated IBM sales & Technical support
  • End of rental options include return with no penalty,extension or competitive purchase.

IBM PureFlex Loan Pool

Features of the program include:

  • Free short term loan subject to IBM approval (1 month minimum), available for immediate delivery
  • Extensive product offering including the latest Flex Systems More details
  • Equipment supported by Hamilton Rentals during loan period
  • Dedicated IBM sales & Technical support
  • End of rental options include return with no penalty,extension or competitive purchase.

IBM Flash Storage

Features of the program include:

  • Free short term loan subject to IBM approval (1 month minimum), available for immediate delivery
  • Extensive product offering including FS840, FS900, V9000 and A9000
  • Equipment supported by Hamilton Rentals during loan period
  • Dedicated IBM sales & Technical support
  • End of rental options include return with no penalty,extension or competitive purchase.

Flash storage is based on flash memory which reduces energy consumption and requires less space than adding additional drives to a standard storage box, whilst delivering superior performance.

Flash Systems FS-840 and FS-900 along with V-9000 and A-9000 are also available for rental or sale through Hamilton Rentals

All free loans are subject to pre-approval by IBM.

IBM Rental Partner

Contact us for more information:

Email ibmloan@hamilton.co.uk

Or simply Request a Quote or Contact our sales team

Click here for further details on commercial IBM Server & Storage Rental.

Hamilton Rentals are the UK's leading IT rental company providing Computer Rental, IT Hire, Laptop Rental, Server Rental, AV Rental, iPad Hire, Plasma Rental, Software Rental, Event Management, Ex Rental Sales, IT Asset Management, Data Destruction, Data Center Relocation, WEEE IT Recycling & Disposal
Hamilton Rentals - the UK's leading IT & AV rental company
Providing Computer Rental, IT Hire, Laptop Rental, Server Rental, AV Rental, iPad Hire, Tablet PC Rental, TV Rental, Software Rental, Event Management, Ex Rental Sales, IT Asset Management, Data Destruction, Data Center Relocation, WEEE IT Recycling & Disposal

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