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Forsythe Hosting Solutions and AVANT Communications Form Strategic Partnership to Increase Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Options for Clients

Skokie, Ill. – February 23, 2016 – Forsythe Technology announced today that its Forsythe Hosting Solutions division has entered into a strategic partnership with AVANT Communications. This partnership expands options for Forsythe and AVANT clients in three ways:

  • Forsythe will now add to its offerings portfolio fast, secure network connectivity from any or all of AVANT’s more than 40 telecommunications providers—for use in wide-area networks, voice and data services, and access to the public cloud.
  • Forsythe Data Centers, Forsythe’s 221,000 sq. ft. Retail+® facility in west suburban Chicago now has partnerships with AVANT’s network of more than 1,200 data center facilities. This enables Forsythe to offer a wide variety of additional data center options to clients looking for multiple geographies, whether for enhanced redundancy or reduced latency.
  • AVANT is a key partner in the Forsythe Hosting Solutions’ channel strategy. AVANT will now offer many of Forsythe services to AVANT’s partners. These include Forsythe Data Centers’ secure, private Retail+ suites; managed hosting; managed services on-premise or off-premise (including managed security services); data migration/data center migration; and consulting in data center strategy, security, business continuity and disaster recovery, and connectivity.  

“Forsythe is an established leader in IT infrastructure integration and securing client environments,” said Jennifer Gallego, EVP of Sales at AVANT Communications. “We are excited to take their broad range of offerings and expertise to market through our sales channel.”

“Our clients are working to streamline their operational IT investment while securing their data, regardless of where it is hosted and accessed, so they can focus on driving growth, innovation and competitive advantage,” said Michael Conley, executive vice president of Forsythe Hosting Solutions. “We are thrilled to partner with AVANT to provide our clients with more cloud, connectivity and data center options and tools to help them keep moving forward.”

As the Nation’s premiere distributor of next generation technologies, AVANT has the resources and relationships needed to successfully navigate the ever-changing world of communications and IT infrastructure. AVANT’s portfolio of leading edge technology providers offers unmatched value to their VAR and IT partners. AVANT empowers their partners with the valuable business tools they need, including back-office support, engineering guidance, strategic consulting, and ongoing training and education. AVANT is dedicated to aiding their partners and clients in making informed choices about services, technology, and cost-efficient communications. 

About Forsythe
Founded in 1971,
 Forsythe is one of the largest independent IT integrators in North America, serving approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canada-based companies. Clients come to Forsythe for help optimizing cost, managing risk, improving performance and enabling innovation within their IT and data center operations to deliver greater value to their business. Forsythe's experience crosses all facets of the data center. Forsythe provides independent professional services and financial solutions, as well as IT products from all the leading IT infrastructure manufacturers and vendors, and related services. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues. Forsythe Data Centers, Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Forsythe International Inc., Forsythe/McArthur Associates Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., Forsythe Technology Canada Inc., KillerIT, Meta7 and Synnefo Technology Solutions are wholly owned subsidiaries or divisions of Forsythe Technology Inc.

"Retail+®" is a registered trademark of Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. in the U.S.


Kyra Auslander, Forsythe Technology, Inc. | 847.213.7178 |

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