Prominent IT Technology Services Provider Network Connections Joins Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program
Portfolio Expansion Delivers Industry’s Best Price/Performance HyperConverged Solution to NCI Customers
Gridstore®, the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced that Network Connections Inc. (NCI) one of the nation’s leading providers of information technology solutions and managed outsourcing services has joined the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program. With the addition of Gridstore’s all-flash HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions, this alliance provides NCI the ability to dramatically expand and enhance their delivery of innovative solutions that allow their clients to fully maximize the return on their IT investments.
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“Our portfolio is built around innovative offerings in operating system and application maintenance, outsourcing services and infrastructure support,” said NCI Founder and CEO Paul Licari. “The addition of Gridstore’s HCI solutions provide significant benefits for our existing customers and new prospects. We can now provide clients with a HyperConverged solution that offers the best price/performance on the market and is highly scalable. With Gridstore, our clients now have the ability to scale their infrastructure by adding separate compute and storage nodes as needed and at a much lower cost as opposed to other solutions.”
Licari added, “Gridstore, being a Microsoft Partner, is very appealing to our clients that have mixed workloads and looking to extend their infrastructure into the cloud. Working with the Gridstore team has been great. As a new partner getting up to speed, they have provided all the necessary resources we need to market, sell and implement their appliances.”
Gridstore’s Accelerate Partner Program provides materials, resources and experience, equipping partners with the tools needed to successfully promote an innovative solution that lowers TCO, optimizes Microsoft workloads, and offers customers tangible value. With Gridstore’s HyperConverged Infrastructure, partners are providing offerings that are designed to accelerate application performance in virtualized environments. The Gridstore Accelerate Program enables partners to profitably expand their business and deliver true customer value.
“We are very pleased that Network Connections has joined the Accelerate Program; they will play an integral role in expanding our reach in the Midwest and beyond,” said Victoria Grey, chief marketing officer, Gridstore. “They bring a rich history of subject matter expertise and we share the same values when it comes to working with customers.”
About Network Connections
NCI is a leading technology services company delivering business solutions for the small and medium business segment. NCI ‘s information technology background started over 20 years ago when the industry revolutionized the Local Area Network (LAN) technology for personal computers. Today, NCI delivers many information technology solutions and managed outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, education and consumer industries.
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