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Advantage Technologies Partners with Pivot3 to Expand Data Center Services Using its Hyperconverged Solutions
New York, NY May 4, 2017 — Advantage DCI, a subsidiary of Advantage Technologies, a leading provider of IT infrastructure solutions, today announced a partnership with Pivot3, the technology leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the modern data center.
Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged solutions that dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics. With this partnership, Advantage will sell hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions under the brand name Advantage DCI (i.e. Data Center Infrastructure).
“Our partnership with Pivot3 expands Advantage Technologies’ capabilities and fits neatly within our strategy to continue to provide robust technology solutions for businesses of all types,” said Barry Malter, President and CEO, Advantage Technologies. “Our customers look to us to provide them with solutions that streamline IT workflow processes and help grow their business. We’ve been doing that to a great extent with our other services; but now, by working with Pivot3, we can help customers with even more infrastructure requirements.”
Advantage can offer current and prospective customers a hyperconverged solution that combines computing power, networking and storage into a single platform. The main benefits of HCI are centralized management, cost reduction, simple scalability and energy efficiency. According to the IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events, the worldwide revenues for hyperconverged systems surpassed $2.2 billion in 2016.
“We are honored to partner with Advantage DCI and help bring hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to their broad network of customers,” said Mark Maisano, channel chief for Pivot3. “Their expertise in providing the best IT infrastructure solutions will help customers who are looking to move towards a more software-defined data center, and their focus on ensuring customers get the best business results from their IT infrastructure aligns with our values.”
This is not Advantage’s first foray into the hyperconvergence marketplace, the company also has an existing partnership with HyperGrid (formerly GridStore). The partnership with Pivot3 is as an opportunity for both companies to continue expanding their respective customer bases by delivering high-quality, comprehensive HCI solutions.
About Advantage Technologies
Founded in 1997, Advantage Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of IT infrastructure solutions within the enterprise fax server and fax over IP (FoIP) marketplace. Advantage DCI is a subsidiary of Advantage Technologies. Advantage DCI’s mission is to help clients implement intelligent, business-first solutions that transform data centers into simplified, economical, and modern resources. We call it the “businessification” of IT. Through Advantage DCI’s hyperconvergence, flash storage, and video surveillance solutions, organizations will find better performance, more seamless management, lower costs, and enhanced capacity. This gives IT teams the ability to more positively impact the business and go beyond just maintaining their existing infrastructure; they can increase productivity and focus more on business development and innovation. To learn more about Advantage DCI, www.advantagedci.com.
Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged solutions. Pivot3’s patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3’s unique capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. Today, Pivot3 has more than 2,200 customers in 54 countries around the world deploying more than 16,000 hyperconverged infrastructures in multiple industries such as healthcare, government, transportation, security, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.