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cStor Achieves Prestigious VMware Premier Partner Status

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A new level of partnership between server virtualization giant VMware and Scottsdale-based IT consultants cStor is bringing vast computing power and lower IT expenses to businesses in the region. cStor just announced that it has achieved Premier Partner-level status with VMware, making cStor only the second partner of VMware in Arizona to achieve this prestigious level.

In order to reach this level of integration, cStor had to demonstrate requirements in technical expertise for Infrastructure Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery along with reaching the substantial sales levels associated with a Premier Partner.

“We are proud we have been able to help so many clients use virtualization with VMware to save costs, automate their data centers and build private and hybrid cloud solutions,” announced Larry Gentry, President and COO of cStor.

Locally, cStor is known as a specialist in architecting and implementing complex data center solutions involving virtualization. Virtual servers provided by VMware reduce costs while providing high availability, application performance improvements and improved data protection techniques. That means that even small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) can access world-class computing power without worrying about security or maintenance issues.

A recent study from the Aberdeen Group found that SMBs using server virtualization, like VMware’s cloud-based solution delivered by cStor, were able to reduce deployment time for new applications by more than 53 percent. At the same time, the systems were more reliable as application downtime was cut by 30 percent. Expenses were reduced substantially by lower IT spending and reduced energy costs at a time when storage and processing needs increased by 32 percent on average.

About cStor:

cStor helps companies strategize, create, and implement data center solutions that address business needs. Now more than ever, innovative clients know that IT can be a highly-impactful enabler of business transformation, cost reduction, and competitive advantage. cStor’s proven capabilities with key data center technologies provide clients with a fresh perspective, the ability to collaborate with recognized data center experts, and the confidence that goals will be met. cStor’s team dedicates significant amounts of time and energy to be proficient in data center technologies. Hundreds of clients understand this value proposition—they know a focused, collaborative relationship with a creative, knowledgeable partner delivers superior results.

About VMware:

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

    About Larry Gentry
    Larry Gentry is responsible for providing clients with innovative cybersecurity, infrastructure and cloud solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, retail, insurance and utility industries. His business acumen and management expertise stem from years of senior level leadership and high-tech management experience with companies such as Kroger, Kohl’s department stores and Shopko. Larry attended Lewis and Clark College along with Mt. Hood Community College prior to beginning his management career and holds multiple industry certifications. Larry has been involved with the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2008, holding past roles of Board Chair, Walk Chair and currently leads their efforts for corporate engagement and sponsorship.
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