Abacus Solutions Hosts Happy Hour Featuring Key Data Center Management Partners

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Abacus Solutions hosted a business networking event on May 25, 2011. The happy hour gathering provided members of the IT community the opportunity to network with engineers and product specialists from leading data center management solution providers.

Abacus Solutions, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, hosted a Happy Hour event on May 25, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Eleven of Abacus’ key partners joined Abacus as sponsors for the event.

This was a business networking opportunity for members of the IT community in Atlanta and the surrounding area. The opportunity to get engineers and product specialists from so many leading providers of data center management solutions is rare, and this informal setting allowed the attendee to focus their attention on the solutions, services and products that most interested them. There were no presentations, just tables set up and an open networking environment.

“Over our past 10 years in business we have established strong relationships with industry leaders,” said Joe Thompson, Vice President of Channels and Marketing. “It’s great to be able to get so many knowledgeable IT resources in one place at one time. This was a truly valuable opportunity for our customers to get exposed to the solutions that Abacus and our partners can offer.”

Participating partners that joined Abacus in hosting the Happy Hour were Dell Compellent, Dell KACE, Dell EqualLogic, Aruba, Bradford Networks, Brocade, Checkpoint, Citrix, AMD, Artec EMA, F5 and Red Hat. These partners offer solutions that focus on data center management - making the data center easier to control, specifically around the areas of storage, enterprise networking, security, and virtualization.

Compellent is a newer addition to the Dell line of offerings. Their enterprise storage technology always puts data in the right place at the right time for the right cost. The Dell EqualLogic Series is a family of virtualized iSCSI storage arrays that combine intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide enterprise performance and reliability and seamless scalability. Dell KACE is another exciting offering that addresses the systems management requirements of mid-sized organizations, automating many of the tedious projects that consume the System Administrator’s time.

Aruba is one of the world’s leading wireless LAN and remote networking vendors. They securely deliver enterprise networks to users, no matter where they are working from, while streamlining wireless access. Bradford Networks’ NAC solution automatically identifies and profiles all devices and all users on a network, providing complete visibility and control. Check Point is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, delivering Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework.

Brocade’s innovative network solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information can reside anywhere. Citrix Systems focuses on unlocking applications from datacenters and employees from the office through virtual computing. AMD stands apart as a single source for platforms utilizing industry-leading technologies. F5 provides strategic points of control throughout the IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to scale and adapt with changing business demands. Red Hat provides support for the open source software that gives customers the choice, flexibility and power to build an IT infrastructure that makes their IT a strategic advantage.

The Happy Hour was held at the Georgian Club. The Georgian Club has great views of the city, as well as a beautiful event space where complimentary cocktails and appetizers were served. Participants were also entered into a raffle for great giveaways, including laptops, gift cards and more.

About Abacus Solutions
Abacus Solutions strategically combines products, services and resources to deliver IT infrastructure solutions that solve your business needs. The company architects multi-platform enterprise-level, server, storage and networking solutions by offering technologies from leading vendors. Products include storage, new and refurbished networking equipment, servers, and software solutions. Whether new or expertly refurbished and warrantied equipment is needed, Abacus works directly with, and across, the purchasing and IT departments at both strategic and deep-dive technical levels to match the right equipment, budgets and processes to a company's direct needs -- delivering technology much faster and efficiently at a fraction of the cost. For additional information, call 770-738-1101, 1-800-605-5446 or visit abacusllc.com.

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