SOURCE: Versatile

Versatile

March 20, 2014 14:00 ET

UPDATE: Versatile Distribution Services Acquires GreenPages-LogicsOne's Digital Division Serving Media & Entertainment ISVs and Channel Partners

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - Versatile Communications, Inc. (Versatile), an accomplished IT infrastructure company, and GreenPages-LogicsOne, a leading systems integrator and cloud services company, announce they have entered into an agreement for Versatile to acquire GreenPages' GPDistribution division that serves Media & Entertainment ISVs and channel partners requiring procurement and integration support for their clients' video production workflows.

Versatile announced in 2013 the formation of its Versatile Distribution Services (VDS) division to build upon its existing high performance computing workflow expertise supporting manufacturers, independent software vendors, and value added reseller channel partners. VDS will add to its distributed solution offerings capability by accelerating strategic growth and further differentiating the company from competitors by increasing its solutions portfolio, supply chain management, and light manufacturing services.

The GPDistribution family of solutions and key technologies are strongly aligned with the VDS strategy. The acquisition provides critical components to expand Versatile's capabilities in support of high performance computing workflows including systems management, security, data protection, and workspace management. In addition, GPDistribution's solution is highly complementary to Versatile's scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.

Some examples include:

1. Media & Entertainment (M&E) ISVs and channel partners requiring procurement and integration support for their clients' video post-production workflows that have high performance software, computing, networking and storage specifications, will benefit from the one stop shopping experience. VDS provides guidance for multiple M&E workflow solutions by assisting customers with qualified technology product sourcing, configuration and testing services.

2. The expertise currently provided to the M&E industry will be leveraged to support new market opportunities including Surveillance, Digital Content Delivery, Computer Aided Design, and Healthcare workflows. The large file based workflows within these industries have many of the same challenges and requirements that VDS current M&E clients solve everyday with Versatile's support.

3. Software and hardware manufacturers interested in augmenting their current engineering, operations and sales teams with 3rd Party Integration & Logistics (3PI & 3PL) will find VDS to be a great partner by providing a wide range of value added services that include, Supply Chain Optimization, BOM Management, Build Instruction Management, ISO guided document and quality control, and sales and marketing channel development solutions.

The management team at Versatile is comprised of experienced individuals who in the past, have led subcontracted manufacturing and channel development efforts with major manufacturers, integrators, distributors, and value added resellers throughout the United States. This experience will assist both industry standard computing manufacturers and independent software vendors by bringing tightly integrated, supported configurations of their products to market in a best practices solution.

Quotes

"The acquisition of GPDistribution is one of many recent strategic efforts Versatile has deployed to continue on a path of profitable growth and diversification. In our efforts to continually improve the support for both our enterprise and distribution clients, we invested in and grew our team of marketplace experts. With elite offerings in Professional, Managed, and Cloud Services, Versatile provides the opportunity to expose customers to a complete suite of solutions solving complex business challenges."

David Cote, President - Versatile Communications, Inc.

"VDS channel partners will dramatically benefit from the GPDistribution acquisition by having the opportunity to select from a broader range of products and solutions from a single source that provides market specific support."

Tony Perfilio, VP & GM - VDS Division

About Versatile Communications, Inc.

Versatile Communications (WeAreVersatile.com) is an evolving end-to-end IT infrastructure solutions provider that relies on a relationship-driven and unique consultative sales model to recommend best-of-breed technologies, both in the cloud and on premise, that are designed, customized, implemented, and managed for each individual customer. Their unwavering commitment to learning from and sharing their knowledge with partners is evident in the value they create. Versatile offers their partners a balance of infinite options and well-timed service to help them amplify the greatest opportunity for success.

Headquartered in Marlboro, MA, Versatile has offices in Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, Albany, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Brighton, VT. www.WeAreVersatile.com

About Versatile Distribution Services Division

VDS supports the distribution and integration needs of independent software vendors, hardware manufacturers, and value added resellers throughout the Americas. With a team of industry experts and veterans, Versatile provides complete supply chain and sub-contracted manufacturing services for high performance computing workflows under industry best practices. www.versatiledistributionservices.com

About GreenPages-LogicsOne

GreenPages-LogicsOne is a leading systems integrator and cloud services company that helps clients fully virtualize their environments and transform their datacenter and IT operations to strategically leverage the power of cloud computing. The company's deep technology expertise, broad engineering certifications, and Cloud Management as a Service (CMaaS) solution provide organizations across the U.S. with unparalleled visibility into and control of modern-era hybrid cloud environments.
www.greenpages.com
www.logicsone.com
www.JourneyToTheCloud.com

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