Company Milestone Marks Two Decades of Delivering Innovative IT Solutions for Arizona and the Southwest
Scottsdale, Ariz. Feb. 15, 2022 – cStor, a leading provider of cybersecurity, digital transformation and modern infrastructure solutions, is proud to announce its 20th year of providing IT solutions and services to some of the most recognizable brands in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, cStor has a significant presence with clients in industries that include healthcare, utilities, financial, commercial, and local, state and federal government.
cStor was founded in 2002 by Bill Nowlin, an engineer who worked for a large manufacturer of storage hardware and software solutions for the data center. cStor was initially launched as Custom Storage, providing data center consulting and solutions. Shortly after founding the company, Nowlin brought in the current CTO, Peter Schmitt, to provide an enhanced focus on the company’s technical offerings as the company quickly began adding complementary technologies and services beyond storage to expand its problem-solving capabilities.
Over the past few decades, as technology and cybersecurity threats have continued to rapidly evolve, cStor has successfully achieved steady growth by consistently helping clients solve their toughest IT challenges using best-of-breed technology and deep expertise in its core disciplines. Staying in lockstep with the fast-evolving technology landscape, the company has developed new offerings and expertise in cybersecurity, digital transformation and modern infrastructure. In support of those practice areas, the company also expanded its professional services capabilities to enhance the value and improve overall business outcomes for clients. This focus on evolving offerings to best support client success is how cStor has continued its mission of driving IT innovation forward.
“The challenges clients faced in the early 2000s looked much different from the technology challenges they face today or that they will encounter in the future,” said Peter Schmitt, CTO of cStor. “What hasn’t changed is our operating tenet which focuses on providing best-of-breed solutions to solve clients’ toughest challenges while staying vendor agnostic. Our success comes from staying at the forefront of technology and helping our clients be successful by putting their needs first.”
“Our tagline, ‘We look beyond IT,’ means we help architect solutions for our clients’ challenges today with a clear vision of how their needs will evolve into the future. Through innovative problem-solving and an understanding of our clients’ overall business challenges, cStor is dedicated to client success,” said Larry Gentry, cStor President and CEO. “Our longevity is a testament to that dedication as well as to our amazing employees, clients and partners—many of whom have been with us since inception. We are thankful for each of them throughout this incredible journey.”
cStor helps companies strategize, create and implement cybersecurity, digital transformation and modern infrastructure solutions that help clients use IT to enable business transformation, reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage. cStor’s proven capabilities with key data center, cloud and cybersecurity technologies give clients the ability to collaborate with certified experts, and the confidence to move business forward faster, more efficiently and more securely than ever before. cStor serves clients across the southwest region with a focused, collaborative approach and superior results. For more information, visit www.cstor.com.