TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – 03 Nov 2014 — / — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that  the Israeli technology firm Gama Operations  has deployed  a new system for encrypting phone calls and video calls, and voice or video conferences  on the IBM Cloud. Leveraging SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure with its always-on availability and high-speed private network, Gama Operations will be able to extend their services to new geographies, allocate resources faster and offer flexible payment models to their customers.

Founded on 1995, Gama Operations specializes in developing advanced telecommunications systems for Private Brand eXchange (PBX) and Internet-based PBX (IP PBX) to connect telephone extensions of a company to external telephone and mobile networks. The company offers a unified security platform, providing solutions for all elements of communications within organizations, including switchboard, tablets, land line, mobile, desktops and laptops.  With more than 15,000 installations in large and medium enterprises, Gama Operations serves customers in Israel, Europe, and South America, from various industry sectors, such as the public sector, banking, telecommunications and technology.

Prior to launching its service on cloud infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Gama Operations offered its secured communication solutions as an on-premise software product or on a private cloud environment operated by the customer. It recently migrated to the IBM Cloud to enable the company to deploy its services in a matter of minutes rather than days, and to save its customers the need to invest or pay any upfront charges during the initial step.

Before Gama Operations moved its solution to the cloud, the entry costs and the burden of managing the systems prevented many customers from adopting encryption solutions. Running its new system on SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure enabled Gama Operations to provide a solution that fits customers of all size and needs, who can use its service to encrypt their phone calls, simply by downloading Gama Operations’ application. The secure calls can be managed both on WiFi networks and third generation cellular networks. The management system allows a user with appropriate authority to control the activities of a defined group.

“Being a real-time solution, we had to guarantee a secure, high performing infrastructure for our encryption system”, said Eyal Alon, CEO of Gama Operations “ Stability, survivability, bandwidth and intense servers, including the options for monitoring and control – were crucial for us to guarantee the high service level for our customers”.

IBM’s cloud infrastructure services offers enterprises a fully managed, highly secure IaaS cloud, optimized for critical workloads.  Gama Operations can take advantage of unique instance-level virtual machines, unmatched uptime SLAs, and many advantages of a private cloud—such as options for dedicated servers and storage—while providing flexible scaling and the benefits of cloud economics.

SoftLayer is the only IaaS provider with a single private network connecting all datacenters and network Points of Presence (PoP), while offering users bare metal servers with on-demand ordering and automated deployment.

According to Dror Pearl, director of the Global Technology Unit at IBM Israel, the deployment of Gama Operations on SoftLayer’s infrastructure is an excellent example of younger companies, startups and technology innovators, who rely on IBM cloud infrastructures and its world- wide cloud footprint, to extend their global presence.

About IBM Cloud
IBM is the leading enterprise platform for Cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions to enable clients for the hybrid cloud era with integration, control over data and expertise. IBM Cloud has helped more than 30,000 clients around the world.  Today, IBM has 100+ cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a growing global network of cloud centers.  Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 17 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit Follow us on Twitter at @IBMcloud and on our blog Join the conversation #ibmcloud.

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IBM Media Relations
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Source: IBM


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