CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 28 — Ace Technology Partners, one of the leading workstation/server resellers in the U.S., just completed and shipped a major order of custom servers to the U.S. Air National Guard. The 370 rack-mount servers were distributed to a total of 92 bases throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Ace Technology Partners CEO John Samborski said, “We have been working with the U.S. Air National Guard for many years. They know we will pay attention to details and use the highest quality components available. The bottom line is that we have a 30-year reputation for providing the most cost-effective solution without cutting corners.”
This was one of the largest orders that Ace Technology Partners has filled through its federal NETCENTS 2 contract. The contract provides agencies, including the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, with an approved, proven source for standardized networking equipment, supplies, and related services. Products that Ace Technology Partners is authorized to sell through NETCENTS 2 include servers, storage, networking equipment, peripherals, multimedia, software, and identity management/biometric hardware and software.
The Air National Guard specified custom servers because of the unusually large amount of network connectivity they need. A typical off-the-shelf server would not satisfy the requirements. The objective was to replace current hardware that was already out of warranty and avoid degradation of services. The equipment had to be capable of integrating into existing compute, storage, network hardware, and VMware software licenses
To meet connectivity requirements, the custom Ace Technology Partners solutions each consist of 2U rack-mount servers with dual gigabit NIC and dual 10GbE NIC on the motherboard, while also supporting up to 6x expansion cards (5x NIC, 1x SAS RAID). All hardware is VMware- certified, including the solid state drives.
“The Air National Guard was looking for a performance specification, rather than a brand name,” Samborski added. “What they received was a smart, cost-effective, warrantied solution to fit their exact needs.” The equipment will serve as virtualization suites for network control centers.
About Ace Technology Partners
Acknowledged as the best custom technology manufacturer and reseller, Ace Technology Partners is a Woman-Owned Small Business operating in both the public sector and commercial sector. Its channel partners include Intel, Supermicro, NVIDIA, Mellanox and Samsung among others. The company has been an industry leader since 1983. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Its principal, recognized industry expert John Samborski, is an alumnus of Intel’s prestigious board of advisors. In addition to its Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Technology Partners has locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado. To contact Ace Technology Partners, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acetechpartners.com.
Source: Ace Technology Partners