Discussions with IBM Global Services have paid off for New Zealand company Maximum Availability, in the form of a $1m sale of its NoMax database replication product to IBM GS for use in a facilities management project for major UK broadband telecommunications provider, NTL.
High hopes of the IBM connection were first expressed almost a year ago (see Kiwi software firm hopes to make it in global market). At the time, IBM New Zealand was cautious on the prospects of international sale for the software.
The deal was concluded with IBM Global Services UK, and clearly opens the prospect of further business through the IBM route.
Maximum Availability’s NoMax takes advantage of remote journalling to provide real-time data replication of database changes