Champion Solutions Group Acquires Midrange Support & Service, Inc.

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Acquisition creates IBM solutions and services power house by enhancing Champion’s IBM technical skill-sets

Champion is enthusiastic about the partnership with Midrange Support & Service

Champion Solutions Group, IBM Premier Business Partner and the distinguished virtualization and cloud services provider, announced the acquisition of Florida-based Midrange Support & Service, Inc. (MSSi), a recognized specialist of IBM i and Power solutions and services.

Executing on its plan to propel its IBM capabilities, Champion can now deliver IBM i services and support to the hundreds of IBM customers Champion has acquired over the last 35 years. Combining MSSi’s 20+ year heritage and intellectual property around IBM i (formerly iSeries and System i) with Champion’s extensive IBM history, including IBM Power, Storage and Software, will deepen Champion’s skills to meet and exceed the ever-growing demands from our clients.

“Champion is enthusiastic about the partnership with Midrange Support & Service. They have developed a robust set of solutions and services, and their technical know-how particularly around IBM i is second to none,” said Champion’s CEO and President, Chris Pyle. “What’s truly exciting is the value our combined organizations will bring to the market in the future.”

The key services Champion can now deliver for IBM i include:

  • Migration
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Support
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • OS Services
  • Hardware Services
  • Relocation Services
  • Consulting
  • Staff Augmentation

Furthermore, MSSi customers now have access to a broadened portfolio of products and capabilities beyond IBM i, including Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, Red Hat, VMware, and much more.

“This acquisition underscores Champion’s commitment to IBM offerings and delivering more value to its large customer base,” said Midrange Support & Service, Inc. President, Steve Marinak. “The MSSi team has created the very best support and service, specifically for the IBM AS/400, iSeries and Power System customer. Adding this to Champion’s unrivaled experience is pivotal for today’s businesses. I am so thrilled to be part of such a great team and what we can do together to better serve our customers.”

Together, the team can deliver a wide-spectrum of services including staff augmentation with local or remote services, consulting, and project management. We can even do full OS upgrades that can be performed completely off-site via secure internet access. For more information, contact Champion at 800-771-7000 or visit http://www.championsg.com.

About Champion Solutions Group

Champion Solutions Group, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, specializes in delivering technology services and solutions to help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risk. Through our time-tested, proven methodology we are changing the economics of the IT Data Center and the way people work, interact, and adopt technology. Founded in 1979, Champion focuses on virtualization, cloud, and data management solutions; and boasts deep technical skill sets in design, implementation, and management of these solutions. For more information, visit http://www.championsg.com.

About Midrange Support & Service, LLC

Midrange Support & Service, LLC, headquartered in Delray Beach, FL, is an IBM Premier Business Partner that has over 20 years experience providing unparalleled support and services to the IBM AS/400, iSeries and Power System customer community. Our IBM certified experts have over a century of combined experience and are well equipped to deliver solutions to both small and large businesses. For more information, visit http://www.midrangesupport.com.

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