Forsythe + EMC



For more than 20 years, Forsythe & EMC’s powerful partnership has helped numerous clients achieve measurable business outcomes. We have helped them optimize spending, improve time-to-market, increase productivity, mitigate risk and much more.

Our specialized, solutions-focused capabilities include cross-platform integration across the entire IT stack, and a comprehensive converged infrastructure portfolio designed to maximize your investment.

Forsythe’s certification as an EMC Signature Business Partner reflects our unmatched expertise and dedication to best practices and proven methodologies, as well as pre-and post sales technical specialization in EMC products.

Forsythe Services & Solutions

Forsythe Services joins business drivers and objectives with the strategic and tactical issues challenging you today and in the future to perform services that truly meet our client's needs.

Storage Services

Realizing the best value from your storage investment requires integrating multiple, and possibly heterogeneous, storage tiers with backup, data replication, disaster recovery, security, and archival practices. Our services focus in three primary areas:

  • Storage advisory focusing on optimization of current solutions and recommendations for most efficient future purchases.
  • Storage array service delivery including implementations, upgrades, data migrations, and ongoing support.
  • Backup and recovery services including implementations, upgrades, ongoing support, and DR testing.

Data Profiling Assessments

Storage Analytics

Collect and analyze objective performance and capacity metrics from current environment to define the optimal solution, providing bill of material level quote for multiple EMC platform solutions to meet service level delivery requirements.

Storage Optimization

A complete end-to-end development of a storage strategy for the entire storage lifecycle. First we review the storage architecture and recommend re-raid, reclaim, re-tier options. Then we help clients optimize the file level data and place it on the appropriate media. Finally, we help clients develop a long term Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy.

Data Protection Assessment

Forsythe provides clients with a decision-making framework that takes into account their environment, priorities and future backup requirements to provide a roadmap and vendor selection.


Managed Services

Forsythe StorageVision managed services offering provides comprehensive reporting, monitoring and support of storage and data protection environments through a secure web-based portal. It is vendor independent – great for today’s heterogeneous storage environments. Data collection is “agentless” and automated, providing “single pane of glass” visibility and 24x7 portal access. Combined with Forsythe Flexible Storage (managed) Services, it provides both proactive and responsive services, as well as monthly concierge level services.

EMC Implementation

As EMC Storage Products continue to lead in Forsythe Storage product sales, Forsythe Services Team continues to lead in implementation of EMC centric solutions. From VMAX to VNX to VSPEX, Forsythe continues to maintain and grow EMC focused services and resources with the experience, expertise, and process to insure our clients receive their expected return on investment.

Primary EMC Services:

  • VMAX integration and operational transition assistance
  • VNX integration and operational transition assistance
  • VSPEX integration and operational transition assistance
  • Avamar integration and ongoing support
  • Data Domain integration and operational transition assistance
  • Data migration
  • SAN upgrades/migrations

Enterprise Backup & Recovery HealthCheck

IT leaders need to be assured that their backup and recovery processes will effectively restore data in the event of a planned or unplanned outage. But over time, backup performance can become sluggish and this can impact recoverability, resulting in missed backup windows and failed backups.

Forsythe’s Enterprise Backup and Recovery solutions provide a detailed overview of your current state environment, tactical solutions to address immediate pains and process recommendations that take into account the latest backup trends, technologies and paradigms. When it comes to installing the solution, our expert consultants put particular focus on knowledge sharing with your team providing detailed environment documentation so that the solution can begin delivering value as soon as possible.

Converged Infrastructure (CI)

By implementing converged infrastructure platforms, organizations are able to reduce the average annual cost of their data centers. Savings can be realized in the areas of:

  • Administering and maintaining aging infrastructure displaced by converged solutions
  • Avoiding the need to expand your data center footprint
  • Staffing costs to maintain separate architecture silos (typically server, storage and network). This gives you the ability to redeploy staff to work on initiatives that drive innovation.

Forsythe can work with you to select, implement and manage convergence platforms that are the best fit for your environment.

Forsythe’s Technology Evaluation Center (TEC)

What is the TEC?

Forsythe’s Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) is a leading center for technology integration and design, located in Forsythe Data Centers® in Elk Grove Village, Ill. This facility features an environment demonstrating more than 250 different technologies from major manufacturers. The TEC provides a secure environment, equivalent to an enterprise data center, for no-impact, customized proof of concept (POC) testing, demonstrations, ROI analyses, product evaluations and training sessions.

EMC in the TEC


  • VNX5600 Unified Storage Array
  • XtremIO 2-XBrick All Flash Storage Array
  • EMC 120F VxRail HyperConverged Appliance
  • EMC 300F Unity Storage Array
  • Isilon X-Series Storage Cluster
  • RecoverPoint Appliances
  • Data Domain


  • ViPR Controller
  • ViPR SRM
  • VNX Monitoring & Reporting
  • Virtual Storage Integrator
  • ScaleIO
  • Avamar Virtual Edition
  • RSA Authentication Manager
  • RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines

Partnership Highlights

  • EMC 2012 Enterprise Partner of the Year – North America
  • EMC 2011 Velocity Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • EMC 2009 eDiscovery Partner of the Year
  • EMC Partner of the Year 2008, 2007, 2005
  • Consistently a Top 5 partner in EMC revenue and certifications across the EMC Federation & VCE
  • EMC Partner Advisory Board

Partnership Levels

Signature Blue

  • EMC Signature Business Partner: Solution Provider & Services Implement
  • EMC Business Partner Specialty Attainment: Advanced Consolidate, Consolidate, Backup and Recovery
  • EMC Authorized Services Network Partner
  • RSA Partner
  • Isilon Diamond Elite Partner
  • Direct EMC Reseller Partner
  • Converged Infrastructure Partnerships (CI)
    • VCE Partner
    • VMware Premier Solution Provider
    • Cisco Gold Certified partner


Key Contacts


John Christopher

Forsythe, EMC Partner Alliance Manager

Pat Smith

Forsythe, EMC Partner Alliance Manager