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We know HP. We’ve been working with HP for more than fifteen years and are authorized at the highest possible level. HP has even named us their “Leading VDI Partner in the Midwest”, and we’d like to introduce you to HP on this same level. Several of our employees have even worked for HP. We sell it, service it, know it inside and out. XP, 3PAR, Converged, Cloud-ready, Mobile, Big Data-driven and software-defined, EVA P6000, and P4000 storage, Superdome and Integrity servers, desktops and laptops, HP software, HP Networking and virtually every HP product- we’ve got it all covered and can guarantee you’ll have it all covered in your organization with our help.

OST is an HP Platinum Partner for: 

  • Converged Infrastructure Specialist
  • Advanced Networking Specialist
  • AppSystems Specialist
  • Business Critical Servers Specialist
  • Enterprise Storage Specialist
  • Healthcare Specialist
  • Virtualization Specialist
  • Cloud
  • Networking
  • Big Data

The only way we could know it better is if we were HP.

We are a Cisco Premier Partner with a specialization in Cisco Data Center Solutions.  OST is also skilled and authorized to assist you with all of your Cisco networking needs.  Our Cisco partner certifications are as follows:

  • Cisco ATP – Data Center Unified Computing Partner   (ATP stands for Advanced Technology Partner – advanced technology are the things within Cisco ‘Data Center’ solution set, e.g. UCS and Nexus)
  • Virtualization Specialization

We can sell all mainstream Cisco solutions:

  • UCS – Unified Computing System
  • Route/switch including Nexus
  • Wireless, Advanced Wireless
  • UC – Unified Communications, includes VOIP (Ip Telephony), Collaboration (webex, video conferencing) 

We believe NetApp is the best NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution on the planet and feel that we know it about as well as anyone on the planet. We are NetApp Platinum certified and have been selling and supporting NetApp storage solutions for years and are authorized nationwide. If you are looking for a superior virtualized storage solution, are evaluating SAN’s and would like a comparison, or just want to know more about NetApp – you came to the right place. We’d love to earn a chance at tackling your storage related technical and business issues.

Of course we sell, utilize and support many Microsoft products. We have especially deep technical expertise in .Net Application Development and SQL Server development.  We also have significant experience in Windows Azure, an open and flexible cloud platform, that enables companies to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.  Azure has been at the forefront of OST’s IoT platform strategies.  The hybrid cloud offering which combines Windows Azure, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center, lets companies easily move workloads from their datacenter to Windows Azure, while still maintaining a complete view of their infrastructure.

In addition, OST also excels in server consolidation, Microsoft Windows Clustering, and Dynamics AX systems architecture.


Yes, we know VMware. You might even say it’s one of our specialties. We’ve helped many Fortune 3000 companies use VMware. Whether it’s virtualization consultation and implementation or doing an enterprise wide consolidation, we help companies get it and use it smoothly. Your company will be no exception; let our specialty become your advantage.  We are a VMware Premier Partner and are VMware certified in all three partner competencies that are currently offered:

  • Infrastructure Virtualization Certified
  • Desktop Virtualization Certified
  • Business Continuity Certified 

OST is also a VMware Solution Partner, which specializes in cloud computing and hosted IT for enterprise and SMB organizations.

VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service is a secure infrastructure-as-a-service  cloud owned and operated by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of vSphere. The service supports existing workloads and new application development, giving IT administrators and architects a common platform for seamlessly extending existing data centers to the cloud by leveraging the same tools and processes they use today.

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

OST is proud to be a Citrix Gold Soultion Advisor partner.  Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. OST leverages Citrix’s market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, in order to help organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.

After over fourteen years of selling IBM, we challenge you to come up with an IBM product that we don’t know. As a matter of fact, our company president used to work for IBM. We offer IBM Power systems (AIX) and Enterprise-class Storage (currently the DS series). We have a thorough understanding of the IBM approach behind each of their products. If you need an IBM product, we’re authorized to not only sell it, but assure you receive the kind of support only OST can offer.

Basically, we’re your one call for BMC systems monitoring. We’re proud to be a BMC Premier Partner. We even created an entire practice whose sole purpose in life is BMC systems monitoring. In 2007, BMC selected us out of 60 solution providers across the nation as the go-to partner for BMC (Performance Manager).  We also have expertise in BladeLogic – we were a BladeLogic partner before BMC aquired them a few years back.

We’re proud to be an Official Oracle partner for many years. We could write a book on Oracle database and Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC), but we figure we’ll stick to helping companies use them instead. We can help with Oracle Apps, PeopleSoft, and Oracle’s data warehouse, too.


OST is proud to be a NVIDIA Preferred Partner. For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With their invention of the GPU — the engine of modern visual computing — the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how our customers interact with technology. NVIDIA GRID™ solutions accelerate virtual desktops and applications, allowing the enterprise IT to deliver true graphics from the datacenter to any user on the network. NVIDIA GRID technology is comprised of both hardware and software including NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ technology which enables hardware virtualization of the GPU.

Exosite’s Murano is a breakthrough cloud-based IoT software platform that enables an end-to-end ecosystem to help customers develop, deploy and manage connected products.  

Opsview is a true enterprise monitoring that is capable of supporting nearly every operating system available, all networking components, server hardware health,  applications, and services.  There are nearly 1,000,000 available checks of various infrastructure components available to monitor everything from a Windows server, to transaction success on a Z series mainframe.  Some features of Opsview include:

  • Support of thousands of managed systems and hundreds of sites under one instance
  • Support of most Windows, Unix, Linux, Cisco, HP, and Nortel systems
  • Data warehousing and reporting facilities for capacity and availability reporting
  • Native helpdesk integration

OST Managed Services utilizes the Opsview monitoring platform as the core monitoring platform for all managed services customers in order to support thousands of servers, at hundreds of sites, with every flavor and operating system available, utilizing one Opsview instance.  It’s all about maximizing the three R’s –  reliability, repeatability, and reusability. Opsview is integrated to our service desk for reporting of issues, and an event management system for the categorization and correlation of issues. OST also provides Opsview consulting, implementation, and support services for customers needing an enterprise class monitoring system.

OST is a trusted Iron Mountain Medical Image Archiving reseller. We help find the best implementations for hospitals and health care organizations that balance cost with functionality – which typically means calling Iron Mountain. Tape and local backups fail to meet the quality and cost effectivity of Iron Mountain solutions – and OST standards. 

When CDW implements a large scale EPIC system- they will get it done. When CDW Implements a large scale complex EPIC system, they will call OST. OST’s Epic practice has been handling the software side of CDW Hardware Epic Implementations for some time now.

CommVault is a software company relentlessly focused on all things data. CommVault is dedicated to providing organizations worldwide with a radically better way to protect, manage and access data and information. OST has migrated large and small companies to CommVault’s flagship product, Simpana. Simpana is built from the ground up on a single platform and unifying code base for organically integrated data and information management.

Softchoice is a reliable OST partner who is integral in Large Account Reselling of Microsoft Products. Softchoice has a proven track record in regard to helping customers optimize Microsoft Volume Software. Whether it be MySQL, Office, or Visual Studio, Softchoice provides excellent solutions for OST customers.

Flash storage has revolutionized everything from smart phones and mobile computers, to web searches and social media. Unfortunately, it’s been nearly impossible to deploy flash across a data center without breaking the bank. Pure Storage has cracked the code and destroyed the disk status quo. We made all-flash storage affordable enough to use broadly across any enterprise. We believe every company should enjoy the performance, space and efficiency advantages of flash as well as the lower maintenance, power, cooling, rack space and management costs. With Pure Storage, your business can achieve things that weren’t even imaginable with disk. No more wondering how much data you can analyze, how fast you can respond to a customer, or how quickly you can launch a new service. It’s time to unlock the productivity and creativity of your company while delivering a responsive experience to both customers and employees.  All applications. All customers. All budgets.

Amazon Web Services provides a complete set of cloud computing services that enable customers to build sophisticated, scalable applications.  AWS began offering its technology infrastructure platform in 2006. Since then, with hundreds of thousands of customers across 190 countries using AWS in every imaginable way, they have developed considerable experience operating at scale.

Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe is unique in the market for their ability to react quickly, solve problems urgently, and understand the distinct needs of their clients.

Get the most out of your Baan – that’s what we wish for you. And we want to help you do it. Although we’re not officially an Infor partner, they caught wind of our skills and regularly subcontract us for the most complex Baan implementations.

The US Signal fiber optic network is one of the largest, fully deployed networks in the Midwest, covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri. With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in 23 strategic tier-one, tier-two and tier-three markets, the US Signal optical backbone features Cisco Systems Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology and is designed with a SONET, redundant architecture. US Signal also operates seven data centers in the Midwest, and provides a full suite of colocation, security and computing services to complement its network offerings. All of US Signal’s services are delivered over this protected network to ensure resiliency, flexibility and scalability. Our around-the-clock surveillance also provides additional security and confidence.

DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class business solutions for Data Center, Managed Services, and Cloud. We aim to provide our customers with 100% uptime availability of all their critical data, applications and deployed infrastructure. Our suite of services is anchored by our top-tier data center environments and highly available robust connectivity. We offer customized deployments tailored to effectively manage risk, improve technology performance and allow our clients to focus on their own core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building in downtown Dallas, TX and has additional data centers in North Dallas, Minneapolis and Kansas City.

OST and Crowe Horwath have been in cahoots for over a decade. Back in the day, we assisted Crowe with technology services for BPCS and Baan. Now we’re joining forces again to provide infrastructure sizing, design and implementation services for Microsoft Dynamics AX software installations.

It doesn’t get any better than OST and CTG when it comes to EPIC implementations.    Our combined experience of CTG functional knowledge and OST infrastructure expertise blows away the competition.  In addition to being the best, CTG and OST are fantastic people to work with.

The KR Group has been a longstanding partner of OST by providing  phone, voice (VoIP), and data and consulting.  Combined with OST’s depth of services, the relationship with KR Group has allowed our organizations to leverage eachother’s strenghts in order to develop turn key solutions for clients.

Since 1992, DFB Consulting has been assisting academic medical centers and regional healthcare providers implement Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.  In that time, they have amassed a wealth of knowledge on how to address the complex issues surrounding turning islands of clinical healthcare data into unified information for clinicians, researchers, administrators and others involved in the healthcare delivery process.

OST can build a mean Datacenter. Hedrick and Associates can help keep it there. From battery back up, to heating and cooling, Hedrick and Associates building services are what keeps OST datacenters the way we intended them to be. 

Koniag, Inc., headquartered on Kodiak Island Alaska, is a significant investor in OST and a great partner.  Through its affiliation with Koniag, OST is officially a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).  Koniag, Inc. is a regional corporation formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).  The Company is owned by 3,879 Alaska Native Shareholders.

We’re glad to be members of SNIA, a non-profit dedicated to making storage networking easier to understand and simpler to implement. They do this by developing IT standards and educational programs that support the industry. And we’re all for that.

HIMSS helps us to stay current on trends and directions in the Health Care field. They are exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

As Michigan’s leading statewide business advocacy organization, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is on the job every day, standing up for job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. The Michigan Chamber is the unified voice of approximately 6,800 member employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state.

The Detroit Regional Chamber is a well connected and influential force powering the economy for Southeast Michigan. With over 20,000 members and affiliates that employ over three-quarters of a million workers, the Detroi Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. Chamber activities and initiatives are centered on four strategic pillars: economic development, regional collaboration, education reform and member value.

The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) is an association of Michigan financial institutions with over 2,300 branches located throughout the state with combined assets of over $200 billion. It is the mission of the MBA to advance a positive business environment for the Michigan banking industry and to foster safe, profitable, and successful banks, which in turn promote strong communities and economic activity in Michigan.

MHTA is an association of more than 350 technology companies and organizations. Together, we fuel Minnesota’s prosperity through innovation and technology. Our members include some of the world’s leading corporations, mid-sized companies and startups. We are united behind a common vision to make Minnesota one of the country’s top five technology states by 2020. Minnesota High Tech Association members represent IT, bio-sciences, advanced manufacturing, clean, green and edtech. Once a company or organization joins MHTA, all its employees become members.

West Michigan is home to some of the country’s fastest growing industries including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, agribusiness, renewable energy, aerospace and defense, and information technology. Besides having great jobs, West Michigan has a low cost of living, which makes it a great place to start a career, raise a family, or retire. Urban city, small town, or rural areas—the region has a diverse set of communities. There’s plenty of fun to be had too. Whether you’re into outdoor recreation, arts and music, professional sports, or the local food scene, West Michigan has exciting activities no matter what your idea of “fun” is. Learn more about the region at