Astute Networks Names AR Consultant Group an Advantage Partner

Georgia-Based Solution Integrator Joins the AstuteNET Partner Program to Deliver ViSX Flash VM Storage Appliances

Online PR News – 22-November-2012 – LOGANVILLE, GA, November 21, 2012 – AR Consultant Group, Inc., a leading services provider specializing in data at rest, today announced that it has become an Astute Networks Advantage Partner. As a member of the growing AstuteNET Partner Program, AR Consultant Group is among the select partners authorized and trained to deliver Astute ViSX Flash VM storage appliances.

AR Consultant Group delivers the customization and professional installation of storage systems for companies throughout the country and internationally. With decades of experience in the storage market, the staff at AR Consultant Group has seen it all and done it all. As such, adding Astute ViSX Flash VM storage appliances to its list of strategic solutions for virtual storage optimization was a clear move to assure that it has the high-performance choice for clients that require the most from their virtualization investments.

“Just like Astute Networks, AR Consultant Group is known for its expertise and customer service,” said Steve Kucker, vice-president of sales, Astute Networks. “They are a perfect fit for our partner program and we look forward to working hand in hand with them as we continue to eliminate the I/O performance bottlenecks for our mutual customers.”

About the AstuteNET Partner Program

Designed to recognize a partner’s expertise, and reward them for their sales success, the AstuteNET Partner Program delivers real value to help partners increase their sales of virtual infrastructure products and services via an expanded portfolio offering. In addition to extremely attractive product margins, this multi-dimensional program includes dedicated sales resources, assigned technical resources, promotional incentives, education and training, access to a broad set of sales tools, and a comprehensive joint marketing capability for rapid success.The program is offered at three separate levels – Reference Partners, Distribution Partners and Advantage Partners – to provide partners with the customized support and resources they need to best enable the customers they serve.

Astute ViSX Flash VM storage appliances are purpose-built to deliver unprecedented random IOPS performance and unprecedented IOPS per dollar value, helping to unleash the full potential of virtualized environments. ViSX’s Networked Flash™ architecture combines ultra-reliable eMLC flash solid state storage modules with Astute’s own custom designed high-performance, 10/1GbE DataPump Engine™ protocol processor to completely offload and dramatically accelerate network (TCP) & storage (iSCSI) protocol processing. Tightly fused, they eliminate all critical I/O bottlenecks that affect virtualized application and VDI performance and provisions sharable flash performance to all VMs on all hosts over standard Ethernet networks. The result is a virtual infrastructure that is high performance, free of oversubscriptions and simplified for less data protection layers and complexity.

“We know that the information that our customers own and generate is just as important at the products and services they sell,” said Stanton Girod, Solutions Architect, AR Consultant Group. “That’s why we have selected to become a member of the AstuteNET Partner Program. Their solution to optimize virtualization performance is truly leading-edge and we are pleased to add it to our arsenal of products to help customers achieve more with their infrastructure investments.”

About AR Consultant Group

AR Consultant Group is an expert in the areas of disaster recovery, business continuity, business planning, SOX, HIPAA and GLBA compliance, archiving, virtualization storage planning and implementation, storage assessments, replication and deduplication technologies. With decades of experience in the storage industry, the professionals at AR Consultant Group are uniquely qualified to help businesses wade through the confusing jargon and find storage solutions that fit their business needs and budget. For more information, visit:

Media Contact for AR Consultant Group : Stanton Girod, (770) 466-6877,

Contact :
Sabrina Sanchez
The Ventana Group for Astute Networks
Chantilly, VA
(925) 785-3014