ARMONK, N.Y., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600 companies around the world today announced support for IBM's (NYSE: IBM) new family of expert integrated computing systems designed to radically simplify enterprise computing by making it easier, more secure and less expensive to own and maintain. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM PureSystems, the result of $2 billion in R&D and acquisitions by IBM over four years, combines decades of technology know-how with innovations in the core components of enterprise technology including compute, networking, storage and software to simplify and modernize IT operations. For IBM Business Partners, PureSystems creates a new opportunity to help clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage innovation. To find out more about the Distributors, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Resellers, Managed Service Providers and Systems Integrators working with IBM PureSystems, visit: www.ibm.com/press/pure. To join the conversation, follow #IBMPureSystems on Twitter. Unique to IBM PureSystems is a new software capability called Patterns of Expertise. Patterns combine operational know-how and industry expertise directly into the system to automate a variety of common IT and industry tasks and can cut the time and resources needed for basic and complex tasks. For example, a customer relationship management program that used to take three days to deploy can now be deployed in under one hour. These develop-once-run-anywhere repeatable software patterns are based on insights from thousands of client engagements by IBM and its Business Partners. More than 150 Patterns of Expertise have been developed and optimized for IBM PureSystems by more than 125 of the world's leading ISVs. With technical and validation resources from IBM, these companies have the flexibility to optimize their industry leading applications to run on either the IBM PureFlex or IBM PureApplications systems. For clients this means that after a simple download of the ISV Pattern of Expertise, they can quickly be up and running with a new software or industry-specific solution. For example, a PureSystems-optimized retail application can be downloaded and deployed either at the client site, hosted by a Business Partner, or run in a public cloud environment on the IBM SmartCloud. The application can move from on premise at the client site to the cloud if the company needs to quickly respond to a spike in sales, while at the same time saving time and development costs for Business Partners. Prior to IBM PureSystems, multiple versions of the same application would have been developed for the different environments. The setup and deployment of the application would have been more complex, costing the client and Business Partner additional time and money.