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Intel Taps NetSol For Server Leasing Program

Intel Wednesday launched an initiative with the help of NetSol Technologies to help companies lease computer servers based on its processors.

Starting with its interests in Pakistan, the chip-making giant said it is working with high-end hardware, software and IT solutions providers to craft its Intel Solution Blueprints. Calabasas, Calif.-based NetSol said its wholly owned subsidiary is the first on board in the area.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Intel to create a world-class blueprint for the leasing and finance industry. With this blueprint in place, deployment will become even faster and smoother for our customers," said NetSol Technologies president Salim Ghauri.

The partnership focuses on NetSol's 'LeaseSoft' leasing and financing platform. The suite of four applications is designed and developed to cater to companies with complex assets, supply chain and distribution structures.

LeaseSoft customers include DaimlerChrysler Services Asia Pacific, which has implementations in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. LeaseSoft's wholesale finance system (LeaseSoft.WFS) is also successfully running at Yamaha Motors Finance Australia.

Already in use in some industries, Intel Solution Blueprints address vertical markets such as financial services, telecommunications and digital media. Intel expects to publish hundreds of Intel Solution Blueprints for application software, middleware, operating systems, platform and hardware specifications, including recommendations for those that use its Xeon and Itanium processor families.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said its blueprints are tested and tuned at a firm's facilities or in Intel e-Business labs co-located at original equipment manufacturers and integrator sites.

"Coming together as key industry players, we are developing proven enterprise server solution recommendations that provide what companies are asking for most -- cost-effective solutions that are fast to configure and tailored to individual business needs," said Intel Pakistan Country Manager Kamil Hasan.

Integrators and providers working with Intel on this endeavor include Accenture, BEA Systems, CGEY, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, iFlex, MSC.Software, Ness, Oracle, Paradigma, Questra, SAS, SHS Multimedia, Stellcom and Triaton.

Internetnews editor Clint Boulton contributed to this report.