We are proud to announce Vista has been promoted to Gold Distributor status within HPE Replacement Parts Distribution Program. As one of only a handful of replacement parts distributors in the country, Vista is honored to receive this designation and pass along all the cost and efficiency benefits to our customers.
vi·sion·ar·y· noun · (from Latin “one who see”) someone who is able to imagine how a thing should be and strives to make it so.
The Visionary is appointed by Vista each month as recognition for seeing a need in the organization and taking initiative to satisfy it without being prompted. This team member goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities and does so with an outstanding attitude. This month, Ben Nitz one of our Warehouse Specialists was nominated by Jay Serna, a Sales Team Lead and Jeff Stevens, our President.
We are happy to announce the addition of Susan Krywicki, Alex Kellogg, and Eric Smith to the ever-expanding Vista IT Group team! Susan joins us as our Magento Manager where she will be responsible for our e-commerce platforms. As an Accounting Clerk, Alex is the newest member of our accounting team and will be helping in both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Eric joins us as our Managed Services Sales Director to support our expanding managed services practice.
Attention all HPE blade customers, MSPs & service providers! Are you ready for one of the most disruptive product end-of-life announcements to come along in decades? That’s right, after more than 15 years of market share dominance, HPE is officially discontinuing its c7000 blade architecture. There’s no need to panic. Yet. End-of-Sale for the blades and enclosures isn’t until January 1, 2020. But that’s only a few months away, so if you haven’t started working on a strategy, attend our up-coming webinar to better understand your options.
Heading to the VMware VMUG UserCon in Chicago? Be sure to stop by the Vista IT Group booth! As one of the Midwest’s largest VMware Enterprise partners, we will be showcasing our Cisco Excess relationship, which offers customers huge savings on the entire portfolio of SMARTnet eligible Cisco products.
Recognized as a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure in only two short years, Mist, a Juniper Networks company has brought to market a solution that is revolutionizing the way we think about how Wi-Fi should be done. Mist has built the first AI-driven Wireless LAN (WLAN), which makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable and enables scalable indoor location services like wayfinding, proximity messaging and asset visibility.
HPE c7000 chassis and Gen10 blades will be going End-of-Sale at the end of this year. If you’re like most HPE blade customers, you aren’t ready to do a large fork lift upgrade to a new platform. Vista IT can help you extend the life of your c7000 blade infrastructure long after the end of the year. We take strategic inventory positions on HPE servers prior to them going end-of-sale so we are able to provide new blades long after you can no longer get them anywhere else. For example, we have new BL460c Gen9 in-stock, even though they went end-of-sale over a year ago and currently have over 150 new Gen9 and Gen10 blades in-stock that can be configured-to-order.
This summer we had the pleasure of hosting three summer interns, Seth Blakeslee (Western Michigan University), Camden McDonald (Western Michigan University), and Rob Allen (Central Michigan University). They each spent their summers with us as sales interns learning all about the technology industry, how to prospect, cold call, and so much more. We are happy that we could be a part of their education and wish them the best as they finish their college degrees. Thanks for a great summer Seth, Cam, and Rob!
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