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Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Eric Power Vice President of Sales, Central United States

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT announced today that Eric Power has been named Vice President of Sales, Central United States, effectively immediately. In his new role, Power will be focused on expanding GDT’s customer base from the southern tip of Texas to the central region’s northernmost markets.

Power joins GDT after almost twenty (20) successful years at Cisco as both the top performing account manager in US Commercial sales and the eight-year leader of Cisco’s top performing Mid-Market sales team. In addition, he was requested to conduct front-line leadership training for Cisco’s US Commercial Segment in each of his last five (5) years, and to expand the program globally via training videos.

“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome Eric to the GDT family,” said GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy. “His proven 100 +10 approach to sales leadership―giving one hundred percent (100%) effort and spending at least ten percent (10%) of their time helping others―fits perfectly with GDT’s corporate culture and customer-first focus.”

The Dallas Business Journal named Power to its prestigious “Top 40 Under 40 Dallas Executives” list due to both his professional success and considerable efforts outside the office. Power has coached a combined fifty (50) seasons of youth sports and has been a Boy Scouts of America leader for over ten (10) years. In addition, he has served as President and spokesperson for Strikes Against Cancer, a non-profit organization that produces baseball tournaments throughout North Texas that donates money for each strike thrown to help families fighting cancer and to fund cancer research.

Power has been married for over twenty (20) years to his wife Aleisha, and they have two (2) sons, Ethan and Coleton. Power holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

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, design, deployment and management of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government agencies and healthcare organizations. The GDT team of expert solutions architects and engineers maintain the highest certification levels in the industry that help them translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the visions of business leaders and help them achieve their digital transformation goals.

GDT achieves highest sales of Cisco products and services in its 20+ year history

Dallas, TX – GDT, a leading IT integrator and data center solutions provider, announced today that it achieved record sales of Cisco products and services for Cisco’s fiscal year 2018, which ended on July 31st. Cisco was the very first partner of GDT, which was started in 1996 by founder and owner J.W. Roberts.

“Our long-term partnership with Cisco is one of the key components that has helped build GDT into the company it is today,” said Roberts. “These record revenue numbers are testament to our strong Cisco relationship, our unwavering belief in their superior products and services, and our ongoing commitment to deliver best-of-breed solutions to GDT customers.”

GDT’s YTD 2018 growth has been due in part to tremendous sales increases in several key areas, including service provider, software, collaboration, enterprise networking and security. At a time when the IT industry is experiencing overall growth of less than 5 percent, GDT’s double-digit growth of Cisco products and software speaks volumes to its commitment to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals.

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.

           

GDT achieves Advanced-Level AWS Partner Network (APN) status

Dallas, TX – GDT, a leading IT integrator and data center solutions provider, announced today that it achieved Advanced Level status within the elite AWS (Amazon Web Services) Partner Network (APN), and has also been awarded entry into the AWS Public Sector Partner Program. Advancement within APN is based on revenue generation, commitment to training, and the number and quality of customer engagements.

“Our partnership with AWS has been a very rewarding experience for GDT on a number of levels,” said Vinod Muthuswamy, GDT President. “Our ongoing commitment leading enterprise and public-sector customers on their digital transformation journey has been greatly enhanced by our close partnership with AWS. We are eagerly anticipating continued success in the future.”

The APN Consulting Partners Program is reserved for professional services firms that help customers design, build, migrate and manage their applications and workloads on AWS. APN Consulting Partners include Network System Integrators, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value-Added Resellers (VARs), and are provided access to a range of resources that ultimately help their customers better deploy, run and manage applications in the AWS Cloud.

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.

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Troy Steele Director of Staffing Services

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT today announced that Troy Steele has been named Director of Staffing Services, effectively immediately. In his new role, Steele will oversee and direct GDT’s staff augmentation practice, which has a 20-year track record helping customers improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and drive key initiatives through the placement of IT professionals with the right skillsets.

Steele has spent the past twelve (12) years in the staffing industry, and has a proven track record building highly profitable staffing organization by understanding clients’ specific needs, corporate philosophies and organizational nuances.

“We’re excited to welcome Troy to GDT,” said Meg Gordon, GDT’s Vice President of Service Operations. “His experience and expertise building successful staffing organizations will greatly enhance our focus on growing GDT’s staff augmentation practice by continuing to provide the perfect candidates to fill customers’ IT staffing needs and requirements.”

Prior to joining GDT, Steele held several executive staffing positions, most recently with Beacon Hill Staffing, where he spent eight (8) years leading technical recruiting teams throughout Texas. Steele has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois.

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 honored as one of the top technology integrators in CRN’s 2018 Solutions Provider 500 List

Dallas, TX – GDT, a leading IT integrator and data center solutions provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named GDT as one of the top 50 technology integrators in its 2018 Solution Provider 500 List. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking by revenue of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America.

“GDT is very proud to have earned our high ranking on CRN’s 2018 Solutions Provider 500 List,” said GDT President Vinod Muthuswamy. “It’s humbling to be listed with so many highly touted and respected companies, and our inclusion is further proof of our steadfast commitment to delivering digital transformation solutions for our customers.”

CRN has been providing The Solution Provider 500 List since 1995, and is the predominant channel partner award list in the industry. It highlights those IT channel partner organizations that have earned the most revenue in 2018, and is a valuable resource utilized by vendors looking for top solution providers with which to partner. This year’s list is comprised of companies that have a combined revenue of over $320 billion.

The complete 2018 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.crn.com/sp500. The complete list is published on CRN.com, and is available to technology vendors seeking out the top solution providers with which to work.

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.

 

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Adnan Khan Director of Cloud and DevOps

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based technology and systems integrator GDT today announced that Adnan Khan has been named Director of Hybrid Cloud and DevOps, effectively immediately. In his new role, Khan will provide technical leadership to the architecture, design and management of GDT’s software development practice, and expand on its many cloud-related initiatives.

Khan has extensive, hands-on software development leadership experience utilizing lean practices, such as Agile/Scrum. With over 15 years of experience working in high performance distributed practices, Khan is particularly skilled in the following IT technologies: Wireless WAN (CDMA and GSM), Storage Area Networking (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Android- based applications, Location-based services, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and the Internet of Things (IoT) for both consumers and the enterprise market.

“We’re excited to welcome Adnan to GDT’s team of talented, forward-thinking IT engineers and professionals,” said Brad Davenport, GDT Vice President of Solutions Engineering. “We know his tremendous experience, wide-ranging technological expertise and unique skillsets will prove invaluable to GDT.”

Prior to joining GDT, Khan held several senior-level management positions in the IT industry, and has overseen many on- and offshore teams that consistently delivered complex software solutions, from inception to deployment. Many of those solutions are currently being used by millions of customers of some of the most noteworthy wireless carriers in the world.

Khan holds a MBA from the University of California at Irvine’s Paul Merage School of business, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Pakistan’s Karachi University. In addition, Khan holds several IT-related patents.

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 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.