Category: Press Release

GDT and CloudFabrix to Jointly Offer NextGen IT Transformation Services

Dallas, TX – GDT, a leading IT integrator and data center solutions provider, and CloudFabrix, an AIOps Software vendor, have joined forces to accelerate the IT transformation journey for customers with next generation managed services built on the CloudFabrix cfxDimensions AIOps platform. As a result, GDT will enhance its current managed services offerings, which include cloud, hybrid IT, IoT and customized DevOps solutions. Ideal for VARs and MSPs, the CloudFabrix AIOps platform provides product and services suites for enterprise customers and MSPs, and offers a wide array of foundational capabilities, including any-time, any-source Data Ingestion, Dynamic Asset Discovery, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Blockchain, among others.

The CloudFabrix AlOps platform, which addresses cloud, security and architectural needs, also provides implementation services and enterprise support to VARs and MSPs, all of which greatly reduces partners’ time to value (TtV). Now GDT, when combined with its tremendous engineering skillsets and vast experience providing managed services to customers of all sizes and from a wide range of industries, will be able to further enhance what it’s provided to customers for over 20 years―the delivery of highly innovative IT solutions with a customer-first focus.

“CloudFabrix has already enabled GDT to address many of the architectural and security needs of our customers,” said GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy. “And that, combined with our experience delivering managed services, cloud, hybrid IT, IoT and customized DevOps solutions to customers, will accelerate and improve upon our ability to provide innovative technological solutions that ultimately help customers work on the projects that will help shape their organization’s future.”

Said CloudFabrix Chief Revenue Officer Kishan Bulusu, “We are excited about working closely with GDT, a network integrator that’s made a tremendous name for itself in the managed services, cloud and hybrid IT space. The initiatives we’ve developed at an organic level will not only enhance GDT’s service offerings, but better serve the MSP community at large. Partnering with GDT will also help CloudFabrix enhance our product and platform offerings, and allow us to focus on NextGen technological and architectural capabilities. This will ultimately help CloudFabrix better address and serve the unique needs of our partners’ customers.”

About GDT

Headquartered in Dallas, TX and with approximately 700 employees, GDT is a global IT integrator and solutions provider approaching $1 Billion in annual revenue. GDT aligns itself with industry leaders, providing the design, build, delivery and management of IT solutions and services. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

 About CloudFabrix

CloudFabrix enables Responsive & Business aligned IT by making your IT more agile, efficient and analytics driven. CloudFabrix accelerates enterprises to holistically develop, modernize and govern IT processes, applications and operations to meet business outcomes in a consistent and automated manner. CloudFabrix AIops Platform simplifies and unifies IT operations and governance of both traditional and modern applications across multi-cloud environments. CloudFabrix accelerates enterprise’s cloud native journey by providing many built-in foundational services and turnkey operational capabilities. CloudFabrix is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.

GDT Wins VMware 2017 Regional Partner Innovation Award

Partners Awarded for Extraordinary Performance and Notable Achievements

GDT today announced that it has received the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Transform Networking & Security category. GDT was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2018, held in Scottsdale, AZ.

“We congratulate GDT on winning a VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Transform Networking & Security category, and look forward to our continued collaboration and innovation,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware and our partners will continue to empower organizations of all sizes with technologies that enable digital transformation.”

GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy said, “GDT is honored to have received the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award in the Networking & Security category. It’s humbling to know our innovation and focus in network and security transformation is being recognized by leaders like VMware. Our close partnership with VMware is greatly enabling our customers to realize their Hybrid IT and digital transformation vision and goals.”

Recipients of an Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award were acknowledged in 14 categories for their outstanding performance and distinctive achievements during 2017.

Americas Partner of the Year Award categories included:

  • Cloud Provider
  • Emerging Markets Distributor
  • Empower the Digital Workspace
  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Marketing
  • Modernize Data Centers
  • OEM
  • Professional Services
  • Regional Distributor
  • Regional Emerging Markets Partner
  • Solution Provider
  • Transform Networking & Security
  • Transformational Solution Provider
  • Technology

About VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2018

VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2018 offered VMware partners the opportunity to engage with VMware executives and industry peers to explore business opportunities, customer use cases, solution practices, and partnering best practices. As an invitation-only event, it provided partners with resources to develop and execute comprehensive go-to-market plans.  VMware Partner Leadership 2018 Summit concluded with award ceremonies recognizing outstanding achievements in the VMware partner ecosystem.

About GDTHeadquartered in Dallas, TX with approximately 700 employees, GDT is a global IT integrator and solutions provider approaching $1 Billion in annual revenue. GDT aligns itself with industry leaders, providing the design, build, delivery and management of IT solutions and services. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

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Dallas Network Integrator GDT’s Spring Fling Bar-B-Que Results in $10,000 Donation to New Horizons of North Texas

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT announced at its Annual Spring Fling Bar-B-Que, May 3rd and 4th, that New Horizons of North Texas will receive this year’s $10,000 winner’s donation.

GDT’s Annual Spring Fling Bar-B-Que was started in 2014 by GDT CEO J.W. Roberts to further the company’s fun atmosphere while benefiting local charities. The event pits ten (10) GDT Account Executives competing against each other to determine who can smoke the best brisket and ribs. Each cross-departmental team was comprised of GDT technology partners, including Cisco, HPE, Dell EMC, Pure Networks, VMware, Veeam, Juniper Networks, Hypercore Networks, Cohesity, QTS, APS, Jive Communications and Global Knowledge.

The Spring Fling Bar-B-Que is centered around a 19-hour, highly competitive cooking event, featuring state-of-the-art smokers, secretive, pre-event meetings, and closely guarded recipes. It’s a great event full of food and fun, and provides the perfect environment for camaraderie and relationship building for the over 300 GDT employees in Dallas. And, of course, a winner is awarded who unveils their selected charity to receive the $10,000 donation. GDT Account Executive Chris Bedford, who captained the winning team, selected New Horizons of North Texas.

Said Bedford, a 20-year GDT veteran, “Our annual Spring Fling Bar-B-Que is one of the many marquee―and outrageously fun―events our marketing team produces each year, but being able to donate $10,000 to a great organization like New Horizons of North Texas makes it even more special.”

GDT’s Annual Spring Fling and Bar-B-Que is one of many examples of the company’s work hard, play hard philosophy and its ongoing commitment to giving back to the D/FW community.

About New Horizons of North Texas

New Horizons is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving at-risk youth growing up in situations of poverty and academic struggle. The mission of New Horizons of North Texas is to empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential with tutoring, mentoring, and faith-building. Hew Horizons works with a highly relational, individualized, and long-term approach to provide support for elementary students all the way through their high school graduation, while providing over 250 hours of mentorship to each child each year. Visit www.newhorizonsofntx.org to learn more about New Horizons.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and maintains high-level partner status with several of the world’s leading IT solutions and hardware providers, including HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT and QTS Enter Into Cloud and Managed Services Partnership

Agreement represents continued successful execution on QTS’ strategic growth plan

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with GDT, an international provider of managed IT solutions, representing a key step in QTS’ strategic growth plan announced in February 2018. Under the agreement, QTS will transition certain cloud and managed services customer contracts and support to GDT. QTS expects to complete its transfer of approximately 200 specific customers to GDT by the end of 2018.

Under the terms of the agreement, GDT will expand its colocation presence within QTS facilities to support customers as they are migrated to GDT’s platform. As GDT is an existing QTS partner and CloudRamp customer, QTS will facilitate a seamless integration with GDT through its Service Delivery Platform (SDP), which will provide customers enhanced visibility and control of their IT environments. Upon transition of the customers, GDT will maintain the current service level and support pursuant to the terms of each individual customer contract.

“We are pleased to partner with GDT, a leading managed IT provider and current QTS CloudRamp customer, to extend our hybrid solution capabilities while maintaining the consistent world-class service and support our customers have come to expect,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO – QTS.

“This agreement also represents the next step in our strategic plan to accelerate growth and profitability,” Mr. Williams continued. “Consistent with our goal of narrowing the scope of cloud and managed services that we directly deliver, this partnership improves our ability to continue to deliver a differentiated hybrid solution, while unlocking enhanced profitability and future growth opportunities for QTS. Through SDP, we can enable a broader set of services for our customers through partner platforms including public cloud providers, Nutanix for Private Cloud, Megaport and Packetfabric for universal software-defined connectivity, and now GDT for managed hosting and other IT solutions.”

As part of the agreement, GDT will pay QTS a recurring partner channel fee based on revenue that is transitioned, as well as future growth on those accounts. While the financial benefit to QTS during the year will be relatively modest as the accounts are transitioned, this partnership arrangement is expected to support future revenue growth and profitability, beginning in 2019 and beyond, without significant cost to QTS. QTS expects that, in transitioning customer contracts to GDT, the Company will be able to drive accelerated leasing performance and growth, improve predictability in its business and significantly enhance overall profitability.

“We are pleased to expand our partner ecosystem with QTS, one of the leading innovators in the data center space,” said GDT CEO, JW Roberts. “This new partnership will greatly enhance our customer-first focus and our ability to consistently deliver innovative solutions to the IT industry. We look forward to managing a smooth customer transition and delivering additional value.”

In connection with today’s announcement, QTS also announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 before market open on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The Company will also conduct a conference call and webcast at 7:30 a.m. Central time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 7555289# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company’s website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.

About GDT 

Headquartered in Dallas, TX with approximately 700 employees, GDT is a global IT integrator and solutions provider approaching $1 Billion in annual revenue. GDT aligns itself with industry leaders, providing the design, build, delivery and management of IT solutions and services.

About QTS 

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. Visit QTS at www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

GDT launches GWEN to promote the advancement of women in IT

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT announced the formation of GWEN, an organization designed to encourage and promote the personal transformation and advancement of women in Information Technology.

GWEN, which stands for GDT Women’s Empowerment Network, will work to promote equal opportunities for women and empower growth within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) community. GWEN was created with the following four (4) initiatives in mind: mentorship and professional development, networking, education and community outreach.

According to Meg Gordon, GDT’s Vice President of Services Operations, “By utilizing GDT’s established business principles, GWEN will increase the impact of women in all aspects of business and technology.  This initiative gives women the ability to collaborate with other highly skilled, seasoned women professionals through focused leadership, visibility and recognition, networking opportunities, and a means of delivering personal and professional development programs.”

According to report from The World Economic Forum, “In Information and Communication Technology, a sector which struggles with talent shortages, only 37% of companies regard enhancing women’s workforce participation as an opportunity for expanding the talent pool.” GWEN aims to increase that percentage.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and maintains high-level partner status with several of the world’s leading IT solutions and hardware providers, including HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Crystal Mullins Director―Global Operations and Strategic Planning

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT today announced Crystal Mullins has been named Director―Global Operations and Strategic Planning, effective immediately. In her new role, Mullins will continue to focus on GDT’s expansion globally and drive key transformation initiatives across all organizations.

Mullins has been with GDT since 2013, originally working in the legal department, then being promoted to Managing Principal of Global Operations. In that role, she quickly established GDT’s presence in Brazil, and continued to expand GDT’s global footprint to include  product and services delivery across Europe and Asia. Mullins was responsible for increasing GDT’s global revenue by 1,000 percent, or tenfold, in just three (3) years.

According to GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy, “Crystal has worked to develop a Global Team comprised of both global sales support and international invoicing & accounting specialists. She has greatly expanded GDT’s product offerings across Latin America, EMEA and APAC and has also pioneered our global services offerings through development of strategic partnerships abroad.”

Mullins is an operations & administration professional with more than a decade of experience in business development, corporate governance and international compliance. She is an expert in building and developing delivery platforms that provide the creativity and flexibility customers need for success in today’s complex global business environment.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and maintains high-level partner status with several of the world’s leading IT solutions and hardware providers, including HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT names Meg Gordon Vice President of Services Operations

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT today announced Meg Gordon has been named Vice President of Services Operations, effective immediately. In her new role, Gordon will be focused on delivering an enhanced customer experience to GDT clients by enhancing everything from project management and engineering delivery, to price quoting and the streamlining of project methodology.

According to GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy, “This will allow us to deliver a better experience to our Customers from Quoting, Project Management to Engineering Delivery. In the short period of time that Meg has been with GDT, she has had a huge impact on the transformation of the processes and I am extremely confident in her ability to lead this organization through the next phase of growth.”

Gordon is an IT service management and PMO specialist with 15+ years of experience, and specializes on controls, processes and metrics centered around quoting and project delivery. Prior to joining GDT, Gordon had her own consulting company that focused on PMO best practices and driving continuous improvement through organizations.

Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology from the University of Wisconsin.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, and is ITIL v3 Foundation certified.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and maintains high-level partner status with several of the world’s leading IT solutions and hardware providers, including HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

 

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES TOM LUTZ DIRECTOR OF SALES—EAST

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Tom Lutz has been named Director of Sales—East, effective immediately. As Director of Sales for the eastern United States, Lutz will be focused on recruiting, training and developing a high-performing sales team focused primarily on new business development. Lutz will design and implement a strategic plan to meet GDT’s aggressive revenue and profitability goals.

Prior to GDT, Lutz was at CompuCom for 8 years. While there, he held vice president roles responsible for sales territories and strategic accounts. Before that, Lutz worked for 10 years at Zones, a technology solutions provider, where he was responsible for its strategic sales direction nationwide.

Having worked in IT solutions for over 20 years, Lutz brings more than his vast sales experience to the table. He’s also led teams responsible for implementation, service delivery, engineering, solutions architecture and program management.

Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in Accounting and Marketing.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES MICHAEL SOUZA DIRECTOR OF SALES—WEST

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Michael Souza has been named Director of Sales—West, effectively immediately. As Director of Sales for the western United States, Souza will be focused on expanding GDT’s customer base in these technology-centric regions: Silicon Valley, Southern California, Seattle, WA. and Phoenix, AZ.

Souza, a United States Air Force veteran, brings years of sales and technical experience to his new role, having worked with some of the largest corporations in the high-tech sector. He’s held several executive leadership positions in the Bay Area, as well, and offers a unique perspective, having served as both integration partner and customer.

Prior to joining GDT, Souza spent 11 years at FusionStorm, Inc., a $700M+ solutions provider. For the last 8 years at FusionStorm, Souza led worldwide sales, marketing, customer service and consulting engineering.  Prior to FusionStorm, Souza worked in the telecommunications industry for 16 years in various roles. Souza got his start in the technology field while in United States Air Force, where he worked as an Electronics Officer.

Souza attended The University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an Associate of Science degree in Communications-Electronics.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

DALLAS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATOR GDT NAMES MEG GORDON DIRECTOR OF SERVICE OPERATIONS

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Meg Gordon has been named Director of Service Operations, effective immediately. As Director of Service Operations, Gordon will be focused on streamlining and enhancing Launch processes and Project methodology.

Gordon is an IT service management and PMO specialist with 15+ years of experience, and specializes on controls, processes and metrics centered around quoting and project delivery. Prior to joining GDT, Gordon had her own consulting company that focused on PMO best practices and driving continuous improvement through organizations. She previously worked at NEC Corporation of America for over 14 years and departed as Vice President of Service Delivery, where she was responsible for over 260 employees.

Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology from the University of Wisconsin.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, and is ITIL v3 Foundation certified.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level of certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.