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cStor Partners with VMware Foundation at St. Mary’s Food Bank

cStor joined VMware in their first Partners Service Day at St. Mary’s Food Bank.

St-Marys-food-bank-logocStor participated in the first Partners Services Day hosted by VMware on Friday, August 2nd at one of the valley’s well-known food banks, St. Mary’s Food Bank. VMware initiated a Partner Services day where they invited their corporate partners to participate in an organized community service event kicking it off at St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Collectively, the teams boxed 13,690 pounds of fresh plums into 495 boxes making up 11 palettes. Each palette was distributed to agencies across the State that helps feed people in need.

“We were proud to have Brian McKee, Scott Legge and Chris Bolduc represent cStor and show their support for our community and partner, VMware. cStor was excited to participate in this effort and we know how important it is to volunteer. Foundations like the St. Mary’s Food Bank need help all year long and we were happy to be able to assist them in their mission,” said Larry Gentry, President and COO of cStor.

cStor is committed to helping those in their community throughout the year; this is a strong value of the company and its employees.

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 St. Mary’s Food Bank:

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

A member of Feeding America, which is a network of more than 200 member food banks, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 63.7 million pounds of food in the fiscal year 2011-2012 to families and individuals. The business and fiscal practices of our organization have been judged as above reproach by trusted organizations such as Charity Navigator, which has awarded us their highest honor – four stars – for the last 10 years.

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 Custom Storage
Custom Storage specializes in architecting and implementing complex information management solutions designed to leverage virtualization and reduce costs while providing high availability, application performance improvements and improved data protection techniques. Custom Storage is privately held and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about Custom Storage and the Imagine Virtually Anything Alliance between Cisco, NetApp and VMware, call (480) 760-2100. Visit Custom Storage online at

    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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