Trace3 and Data Strategy to Combine Through Strategic Investment by H.I.G. Capital, Creating a National IT Solutions Provider

Grand Rapids, MI // August 6, 2018

Data Strategy and Trace3, Irvine, Calif., announced on Aug. 6 that the two companies will combine to create a nationwide technology-solutions provider. The new business will provide client programs in cloud, data intelligence, security, DevOps, and enterprise infrastructure, all with a continued focus on new and emerging technology. Read more

Data Strategy and Optio Data Announce Plans To Formalize Partnership

Grand Rapids, MI // February 16, 2017

Two of the Midwest’s leading technology services organizations announced plans today to begin a formal partnership.

Data Strategy and Optio Data, both subsidiaries of Century Technology Group, will jointly execute on opportunities to increase value and efficiency for technology customers across the Midwest, the country, and internationally. Read more

Optio Data Achieves Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partnership Status

Ada, MI (PRWEB) November 24, 2015

Optio Data achieved Platinum Partnership status, the highest partner level achievable within the award-winning Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Partner Ready channel program. The Platinum designation is further recognition of Optio Data’s ability to be more than a product vendor for customers, but also be a "transformation partner".

"HPE has an incredibly strong portfolio. Between converged, storage and networking they are well positioned as leaders according to every industry benchmark." said Jeff Stevens, President of Optio Data. "It doesn’t happen very often when you have an engineering staff universally excited about one manufacturer’s product lines. We have that with HPE." Read more

Optio Data Achieves HP Gold Partnership Status

Grands Rapids, MI (PRWEB) October 2, 2014

Optio Data announced today they achieved Gold Partnership status in enterprise storage as part of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) award winning PartnerOne channel program. HP’s PartnerOne Program aligns marketing and technical resources with channel partners who have made strategic sales and technical investments to help drive complex HP solution sales.

“Going after HP Gold was a big commitment for us. We’ve been busy building out a world class HP proof of concept center while at the same time making huge investments in our technical competencies. The investments we’ve made in our pre-sales and delivery organizations means Optio Data is able to leverage HP’s entire portfolio when architecting solutions for our customers,” said Jeff Stevens, Executive Vice President of Optio Data. Read more

Optio Data Selected into VMware's Elite VSAN Partner Program

Grands Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Optio Data announced today they have been selected into VMware’s Elite VSAN Partner Program. Having launched the Elite Partner Initiative in May, the program provides a unique introductory market opportunity for qualified partners to collaborate with VMware on the newest technologies such as Virtual SAN and NSX.

Only partners holding VMware’s highest authorization status of Premier are eligible to be selected into the Elite Partner Initiative. Eligible Elite VSAN partners must have an established services practice, and highly advanced technical resources to work with VMware on new customer deployments and new product strategies. Read more

Optio Data Opens Dell Technology Proof of Concept (POC) Center in Ada, MI

Grands Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

Optio Data announced today it has opened its new corporate headquarters and Proof of Concept Center in Ada, Michigan. The building, located at 390 Spaulding Ave SE, houses a 20,000 square foot corporate office and 30,000 square foot integration and logistics facility.

Intentionally designed to leverage Dell’s end-to-end portfolio, Optio Data’s entire corporate infrastructure and Proof of Concept Demo Center allows customers to evaluate Dell’s suite of data center and end user computing products in production environments. Read more

Optio Data Achieves a Microsoft Gold Mid-Market Solution Provider Competency

Grands Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 4, 2014

Optio Data announced today they have reached the Gold Partnership status awarded by Microsoft, demonstrating Optio’s “best-in-class” ability to meet customers’ evolving needs by distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s 640,000 partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must designate their Microsoft Certified Professionals to specific Microsoft competencies, ensuring certain levels of technical depth. In addition to demonstrating successful projects through customer references, Partners must also pass technology and sales assessments. Read more

Optio Data Receives Americas Region Rising Star Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2014

Grands Rapids, MI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Optio Data announced today that it has received the Americas Region VMware Partner Network Award in the Rising Star Partner of the Year category. Optio Data was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware’s annual partner event, held in San Francisco.

“We are pleased to acknowledge the achievements made in 2013 by our partners within the region,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware is dedicated to educating and equipping our partners with the resources they need to master the new reality of the software defined enterprise that enables more agile delivery of IT services – for organizations of all sizes. We congratulate Optio Data on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and look forward to our continued mutual success in 2014.” Read more

Optio Data Awarded with VMware Premier Partner Status

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) February 19, 2014

Optio Data, ranked in the top ten Dell enterprise solutions providers in the United States, announced today that they have achieved VMware Partner Network’s highest authorization level: Premier Partner. VMware’s Partner Network was created to ensure a consistent end user experience by providing a standardized framework for partners to pursue areas of specialization along with extensive pre-sales and technical certification paths.

Optio Data obtained Premier Partner status by demonstrating expertise in Business Continuity, Data Center Infrastructure, and Desktop Virtualization. Supported by highly experienced and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) engineers, Optio Data delivers high-end technical knowledge and business agility through the design, planning, integration and deployment of the most sophisticated virtual environments. Read more

Optio Data offers free M520 and M620 blade server nodes with Dell's VRTX product

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) September 09, 2013

Optio Data, one of Dell’s largest resellers in the country, announced today that it’s offering free M520 and M620 blade servers with Dell’s VRTX product.

Announced at Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, CA; the PowerEdge VRTX supports up to four M520 or M620 blade servers and up to 48 terabytes of internal storage capacity, all in a single convertible tower or rack enclosure. Designed for office or branch environments, the Dell VRTX is an excellent platform for customers looking to leverage the flexibility of a converged infrastructure, the benefits of virtualization, and shared storage with simple deployment and easy management features. Read more