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S1 & NetApp Optimize Your Storage

Do you want to cut IT costs in half? Reduce your data center footprint by 50%? How about accelerating your time to market? When S1 IT Solutions partners with NetApp® to bring you the fastest growing disk platform in the market, all this is possible and more.

As an authorized provider of IBM®, Cisco, Microsoft® and NetApp solutions, S1 helps enterprises, government and mid-sized businesses implement data technology solutions that connect people and information across all geographies, all the time. Currently a Silver Partner, S1 is expanding our NetApp business segment with the recent addition of Mark Smith as S1's Business Development Executive for Storage Systems. Mark brings nearly 20 years of storage and infrastructure experience with industry leaders Cisco and EMC solutions. He's tasked with expanding the storage systems and services offerings at S1, with NetApp as his primary focus.

S1 continues to invest significant resources into our storage expertise. Our engineering and sales consultants around the country have multiple engineering certifications on NetApp products and are well known as experts in Windows® consolidation and virtualization. S1's expertise paired with NetApp's innovative products is a winning combination. Forbes Magazine recently named NetApp as one of the world's most innovative companies in the world—the only major storage vendor to make the list. Contact Mark Smith today to find out how NetApp's innovative storage solutions can help you consolidate and achieve the efficiency, responsiveness, and cost savings you need. Find out more about NetApp's consolidation solution overview here.

Top Reasons to Choose NetApp for Your Windows Environment (PDF)
NetApp Storage Systems in a Microsoft Windows Environment (PDF)
Learn the Results from ESG Lab Testing of a NetApp & VMware Environment. (PDF)
NetApp Announces Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012

News From Around the Industry

IBM recently announced the third generation of its successful XIV® Storage System, a versatile, high-end disk storage solution with an innovative grid architecture. It can provide improved performance for clients' most demanding applications such as virtualization, analytics and cloud computing. Read more.

VMware's new vSphere® 5 is now available, delivering new and enhanced capabilities that enable customers to drive greater efficiency from existing investments and improve operational agility. Read more.

IBM's new hybrid cloud solution for the enterprise significantly reduces the time it takes companies to connect, manage and secure public and private clouds. Read more.

S1 Customer Success Story

For The Nebraska Masonic Home, a retirement and assisted living community offering multiple levels of nursing and specialized care services, updating its network did not produce the hoped-for results — that is, not until the organization got help from the ConvergeOne companies NACR and S1 IT Solutions. Read the case study to learn more.
Mark R. Smith is S1's new Business Development Executive of Storage Systems, a role where he'll expand the storage systems and services offerings and grow the company's overall storage business. Read more.

Bill Lowe has joined the S1 Services Team as a Senior SAN Consultant. Based out of Colorado Springs, CO, his primary focus will be IBM Storage, NetApp and TPC deployments and implementations.

Dustin Ryan has joined the company as a Solution Sales Specialist based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dustin has previous experience working for IBM as a storage sales specialist and has also worked for a global IT firm driving datacenter sales.

Jeff Harvey was recently promoted to Vice President of Services and Business Development. In this role, Jeff will oversee the Services Engineering and Services Sales groups. He will provide additional leadership and oversight to support growth in the company's services business, and to more aggressively target new customers by aligning offers, people, business units and processes.
Idaho IT Symposium
September 20, 2011
Boise, ID

S1 Storage
Optimization Webinar

September 21, 2011
10:00 am MST

2011 IBM Power Systems Technical University
October 10-14, 2011
Miami Beach, FL

Aon eSolutions Conference
October 10-12, 2011
Miami, FL
Learn how leading companies worldwide are using IBM Real-time Compression to enhance productivity and reduce costs by optimizing their existing storage infrastructure. View the webinar now.
"Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances," an IBM Redbooks® publication, is an easy-to-follow guide that describes how to design solutions successfully using IBM Real-time Compression Appliances. Download now.
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