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cStor Earns FlexPod Premium Partner Designation

logo-flexpod-premiumScottsdale-based IT consultants cStor (Custom Storage Inc.) has earned FlexPod Premium Partner status announced Pete Schmitt, Chief Technical Officer at cStor. FlexPod Premium Partner is awarded to less than ten percent of Cisco and NetApp partners and represents the highest level of FlexPod competency.

cStor completed rigorous specialization requirements and attained multiple Cisco and NetApp certifications to achieve this designation. Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod Premium Partner status validates cStor’s expert-level competency to deliver unified server, storage, and networking architectures. The NetApp Data Center – FlexPod Specialization acknowledges cStor’s company-level sales, design, architect and implementation competencies in addition to the following:
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Specialization
  • NetApp Professional Services Certification
  • FlexPod sales, architect, design, and implementation best-practices training

“cStor is excited to receive Cisco and NetApp’s FlexPod Premium Partner designation. This recognition demonstrates our team’s knowledge, experience and dedication to offering a high level of IT consulting,” remarked Schmitt.

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 FlexPod Datacenter
FlexPod Datacenter integrates best-in-class NetApp and Cisco components into a validated enterprise-class IT platform. FlexPod® Datacenter validated solutions combine storage, networking, and server components into a single, flexible architecture for business workloads. FlexPod solutions speed the deployment of infrastructure and business-critical applications while reducing costs, complexity, and risk.

    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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