SOURCE: Latisys

October 07, 2014 06:39 ET

National Tube Supply Chooses Latisys to Accelerate Business Expansion

Hybrid IT Infrastructure Solution and Chicago Data Center Underpin New ERP System Central to Operations and Sales Initiatives

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced a Hybrid IT infrastructure services agreement with National Tube Supply (NTS), one of the nation's largest suppliers of Carbon and Alloy round mechanical tubing.

With operations in Illinois, California, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas and Canada, NTS is broadening its growth strategy to include a new, high availability IT infrastructure solution underpinning its Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The dedicated ERP environment is central to supporting NTS' back office administrative functions (voice and data systems, sales, accounting) fueling new electronic data interchange (EDI)-related business expansion initiatives, as well as plans for global e-Commerce services.

Under the agreement, NTS is migrating its' IT infrastructure and new ERP system to Latisys' enterprise-grade Cloud-enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI). Latisys is collaborating closely with National Tube Supply and Epicor to design a flexible and scalable hybrid IT infrastructure solution that combines managed hosting with NTS' private cloud and Latisys' colocation -- all delivered seamlessly from Latisys' highly-secure Tier 3 data center in Oak Brook, Illinois just outside Chicago. 

"NTS is focused on accelerating business growth," said Sean Tomei, IT Manager, National Tube Supply. "We recognize that both our ability to be responsive to customer needs and to support rapid growth is tied directly to the performance and flexibility of the underlying IT infrastructure. We do not want to be down... ever. Our entire business depends upon the performance of Epicor, the availability of Latisys' hybrid IT infrastructure solution and the aptitude of our customer care team."

According to National Tube Supply, by outsourcing to Latisys and initiating a capital expenditure reduction plan on existing assets, they are already saving approximately 30% when compared to their previous provider. 

"We are in the infrastructure reduction business -- and not the hardware business," Tomei said. "Looking forward, as we approach end-of-life on our hardware, we expect to increasingly rely on Latisys' flexible managed IT infrastructure services to support our growth."

"As a high-growth enterprise, National Tube Supply is very cognizant of the impact that IT infrastructure performance has on customer satisfaction and business growth," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Their progressive approach is quickly moving them to a more cost-effective and flexible OpEx model while also making a positive impact on customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, and brand reputation."

"NTS has a 'don't say no' mentality with an emphasis on serving customers anytime, anywhere," Tomei said. "Our new IT infrastructure can scale securely, rapidly and globally, helping us deliver on that promise."

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone, Latisys' national reach enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys' Tier III facilities are designed for the business continuity of mission-critical operations -- offering the power, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance.

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About National Tube Supply
National Tube Supply Company distributes hot-finished seamless carbon/alloy mechanical tubing, pipes, drawn-over mandrel mechanical tubing, and cold drawn seamless carbon tubing in North America. It also provides precision-cutting and processing services. The company serves regional metals service centers; and supplies products to companies manufacturing metal parts for various applications across a range of industries. Its products are also used in construction, agricultural, mining and drilling equipment, paper machinery, and fluid-power applications. National Tube Supply Company was founded in 1990 and is based in University Park, Illinois.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States -- and now in the United Kingdom -- Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.

Contact Information

  • LATISYS CONTACT:
    Carter B. Cromley
    Email Contact
    (703) 861-7245

    NATIONAL TUBE SUPPLY CONTACT:
    Sean Tomei
    Email Contact
    (708) 367-4259