XSi Extends Support on Legacy SGI Computer Systems Through 2029

XSi extends support for HPE legacy SGI (Silicon Graphics) Equipment through 2029.

XSi (XS International, Inc.) a global leader in IT Maintenance Services for high-performance computers, visualization systems, enterprise servers, storage and networking equipment, announced with the coming end-of-service dates approaching for the SGI IRIX based legacy systems by HPE (Formerly Silicon Graphics, Inc., SGI, sgi), that it will continue supporting SGI installations with annual maintenance contracts and parts sales through 2029.

 “As an HPE Business Partner with twenty-seven years’ experience with SGI IRIX legacy equipment including SGI Altix, Origin, Onyx, Tezro, Octane2, Fuel and SGI Storage; XSi is in a unique position to provide support for this legacy equipment for the next decade,” said Todd Bone, President of XSi. “XSi has been providing Third Party Maintenance on SGI systems for Federal Agencies, Government Prime Contractors, and Corporations since 1992. We made a significant investment in inventory to fulfill the demand from our current clients and are working with HPE as a business partner to help those customers that simply can’t refresh this equipment, some until 2029. So, we are committed to supporting them!” 

About XSi: 

XSi was founded in 1990 and is an ISO9001:2015 Certified Company with headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company provides IT Maintenance, Custom Logistics, SmartHands and IT Asset Disposition Services. Support is available 24/7 Globally with access to over 600 forward stocking locations. XSi was highlighted in the last two Gartner Third Party Maintenance Reports.

SGI Legacy Sales Contact: Russ Watson | rwatson@xsnet.com

 Media Contact: Todd A. Bone | tbone@xsnet.com

XS International Expands ITAD Services and Channel Program into South America


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ATLANTA November 9, 2015 – XS International, Inc. (XSi), a global leader in information technology maintenance services, announced a major expansion into South America that will include expanded ITAD services and a new channel program for IT network maintenance.

XSi will be now offering IT asset disposition (ITAD) services in Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela in addition to their current offerings in Argentina and Brazil. The new operations will be primarily providing ITAD and IT recycling services for global companies in South America. In anticipation for the new offices, XSi Brazil opened a new facility in Florianopolis to assist in streamlining ITAD operations in South America.

“We recently expanded to a 193,000 square foot facility that will allow us to process over 100,000 assets per month. XS Brazil is ready to provide the ITAD and Maintenance services for all of the country of Brazil and more,” said Danilo Nunes, General Manager of Brazilian Operations.

XSi prides itself in its ability to develop an outstanding channel partner program. With that in mind, XSi has embarked upon developing a senior team of experienced channel executives with a vision of growth through partner ecosystem development.

“As a maintenance and IT support systems integrator, XSi represents a new breed of lifecycle maintenance providers. We’ve been in South America for over ten years and I’m very excited to further expand our footprint,” said Todd Bone, President of XS International.

For more information on becoming a channel partner, please contact Todd Bone at tbone@xsnet.com.

About XSi (XS International, Inc.) is celebrating its 25th year in business and provides IT maintenance services including Holistic Maintenance, Hybrid Maintenance and 3rd Party & Legacy Maintenance support for current and legacy network, server and storage equipment. XSNET is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in Washington D.C., Oklahoma City, Denver, San Diego, Paris, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florianopolis, Caracas, Bogota and Santiago.

XSi Extends Support on Legacy SGI Computer Systems Through 2022

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As SGI’s Legacy Systems hit OEM End-of-Support, XSi Legacy Maintenance Kicks-in

Boulder, CO - June 4th, 2015 – XSi (XS International, Inc.) a global leader in IT Maintenance Services for high-performance computers, visualization systems, enterprise servers, storage and networking equipment, announced today with the coming end-of-service dates approaching by the OEM SGI (Formerly Silicon Graphics, Inc.), that it will continue supporting SGI installations with annual maintenance contracts and parts sales through 2022.

XSi has been servicing SGI equipment worldwide since 1992 and XSi possesses unparalleled technical, systems sparing and field engineering support,” said Todd Bone, President of XSi. “Our customers that still use SGI equipment include U.S. Federal Agencies, Federal Prime Contractors, Universities, Research Facilities, Oil & Gas and various International firms, which continue to get the most out of their significant software investments by extending the life of their SGI hardware. We have amassed over $20 million USD in SGI systems and parts inventory and are well equipped to continue maintenance through 2022 to meet our customer’s demands for continued use.”   

About XSi

XSi (XS International, Inc.) is celebrating its 25th year in business and provides IT maintenance services including Holistic Maintenance, Hybrid Maintenance and 3rd Party & Legacy Maintenance support for current and legacy network, server and storage equipment. XSNET is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in Washington D.C., Oklahoma City, Denver, San Diego, Paris, London, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

Media Contact:  Joaquin Poggi | jpoggi@xsnet.com

Service Industry Association (SIA) Launches Digital Right to Repair Coalition

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Contact:  Claudia J. Betzner, Exec. Dir.
619 221 9200 or
cbetzner@servicenetwork.org

SAN  DIEGO, CA February 1, 2013 –

Imagine if you bought a car, and then your local mechanic couldn’t fix it because the manufacturer blocked access to diagnostic software;  updates to engine timing software; refused to sell service parts; sealed the engine compartment;  and then held the keys. This is exactly what has happened to the same equipment housed in different frames called computers. 

“Everyone with a digital product is facing increasing restrictions on repair”, says Claudia Betzner, Executive Director of the Service Industry Association. “This isn’t just a problem for computer repair, but for consumers as owners of such things as cell phones, TV, major appliances, e-readers and even automobiles. The mission of our Digital Right to Repair Coalition is to update the underlying Copyright law that is being used against consumers so that everyone has the right to repair whatever they purchased.” (See www.digitalrighttorepair.org).  We invite you to be a part of this by signing the petition.

Ms. Betzner explains that restrictions of repair access to the digital elements of vehicles are at the heart of recent successful Automotive Right to Repair legislation in Massachusetts.  (see www.massrighttorepair.com) Today’s vehicles are filled with digital technology. Auto manufacturers have sought to prevent independent mechanics from working on vehicles by blocking access to the tools, parts, diagnostic routines, and software updates all of which are critical to digital repair.  Consumers overwhelming supported  (86%) legislation that guarantees them the right to choose from repair outside the dealer, including self-repair. The same applies to any gadget with the same type of parts.

“The stakes are very high for everyone”, says Betzner, “Without the option to repair equipment outside the “Dealer” network, owners of equipment will be forced into new purchases at the whim of the manufacturer, be forced to pay higher prices for repair, and be forced to accept marginal service if such service is even available.”  It is also pointed out that if digital parts cannot be repaired, then the entire machine becomes e-waste. 

The Service Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit association of enterprises involved in the support of high-technology products.  SIA promotes customer choices, “we will continue to be the customer advocacy association looking out for the end-users interest around the globe..  For more info on SIA go to www.servicenetwork.org.

 

Service Industry Association (SIA) Launches Digital Right to Repair Coalition

sia_logoSAN  DIEGO, CA  - Imagine if you bought a car, and then your local mechanic couldn’t fix it because the manufacturer blocked access to diagnostic software;  updates to engine timing software; refused to sell service parts; sealed the engine compartment;  and then held the keys. This is exactly what has happened to the same equipment housed in different frames called computers. 

“Everyone with a digital product is facing increasing restrictions on repair”, says Claudia Betzner, Executive Director of the Service Industry Association. “This isn’t just a problem for computer repair, but for consumers as owners of such things as cell phones, TV, major appliances, e-readers and even automobiles. The mission of our Digital Right to Repair Coalition is to update the underlying Copyright law that is being used against consumers so that everyone has the right to repair whatever they purchased.” (Seewww.digitalrighttorepair.org).  We invite you to be a part of this by signing the petition.

Ms. Betzner explains that restrictions of repair access to the digital elements of vehicles are at the heart of recent successful Automotive Right to Repair legislation in Massachusetts.  (see www.massrighttorepair.com) Today’s vehicles are filled with digital technology. Auto manufacturers have sought to prevent independent mechanics from working on vehicles by blocking access to the tools, parts, diagnostic routines, and software updates all of which are critical to digital repair.  Consumers overwhelming supported  (86%) legislation that guarantees them the right to choose from repair outside the dealer, including self-repair. The same applies to any gadget with the same type of parts.

“The stakes are very high for everyone”, says Betzner, “Without the option to repair equipment outside the “Dealer” network, owners of equipment will be forced into new purchases at the whim of the manufacturer, be forced to pay higher prices for repair, and be forced to accept marginal service if such service is even available.”  It is also pointed out that if digital parts cannot be repaired, then the entire machine becomes e-waste. 

The Service Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit association of enterprises involved in the support of high-technology products.  SIA promotes customer choices, “we will continue to be the customer advocacy association looking out for the end-users interest around the globe..  For more info on SIA go to www.servicenetwork.org.

Contact:  Claudia J. Betzner, Exec. Dir.
619 221 9200 or cbetzner@servicenetwork.org

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

XS International ranks No. 4337 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 26%

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2012 -- Inc.magazine today ranked XS International NO 4337 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. 

Unified Payments tops this year’s list. XS International joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd year in a row is a testament to the demand for our Alternative 3rd Party Global Field Maintenance we provide on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5 Networks equipment among others. We are proud we can add to new U.S. job creation since our contracts in the U.S. are serviced by U.S. technicians and not outsourced overseas like most of the call centers staffed by these manufacturers. So not only are we saving customers 20-30% on their annual maintenance, they are receiving faster service”, stated Todd Bone, Founder and Chairman of XS International.

XS International also services end-of-life and end-of-service IT equipment which manufacturers will no longer support. 

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found atwww.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.  

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

P.R. Contact: Jenn Cano jcano@xsnet.com. 

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

XS International ranks No. 4337 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 26%

 

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2012 -- Inc. magazine today ranked XS International NO 4337 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  Unified Payments tops this year’s list. XS International joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd year in a row is a testament to the demand for our Alternative 3rd Party Global Field Maintenance we provide on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5 Networks equipment among others. We are proud we can add to new U.S. job creation since our contracts in the U.S. are serviced by U.S. technicians and not outsourced overseas like most of the call centers staffed by these manufacturers. So not only are we saving customers 20-30% on their annual maintenance, they are receiving faster service”, stated Todd Bone, Founder and Chairman of XS International.

XS International also services end-of-life and end-of-service IT equipment which manufacturers will no longer support. 

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.  

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

P.R. Contact: Jenn Cano jcano@xsnet.com.

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Alternative IT Maintenance Provider’s GSA Contract Schedule Extended Again

XSi GSA Contract ScheduleWashington D.C. September 19th, 2012 – XS International (XSi) provides cost-saving Alternative 3rd Party Global Field Maintenance Support on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, and F5 Networks among others; including server and storage support for IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle/Sun systems and storage. XSi was awarded another 5 year extension on their GSA IT Schedule 70 GS-35F-0751M. XSi enters its 11th year as a GSA contract holder, and their new contract period is Sep 03, 2012 to Sep 02, 2017.

“With the Obama Administration’s directive to cut budgets by 10% it’s quite clear why over 25 federal agencies are using our Alternative 3rd Party Maintenance,” stated Todd Bone, Founder and Chairman of XS International. “Our sales team has been inundated with requests from agencies to learn more via our webinars.  They want to make sure that they properly research competition to the manufacturer’s costly maintenance programs in order to write RFQs that not only allow for, but encourage this competition,” Bone added.

XS International has been servicing both commercial and federal agencies for over 20 years, and was also recently recognized for the 2nd year in a row as a fast growing Inc. 5000 company.

“Agencies are renewing their contracts not only for the 20-30% cost savings over OEM prices, but, because they are finding many value added benefits. They are consistently complimenting us for faster response times by our certified technicians who are U.S. based, and not outsourced overseas like most of the manufacturers call center agents. In addition, we provide maintenance on end-of-life and end-of-service products so agencies don’t have to replace perfectly good equipment just because the manufacturer won’t support it anymore,” added Bone.

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

P.R. Contact: Jenn Cano jcano@xsnet.com.

Alternative IT Maintenance Provider’s GSA Contract Schedule Extended Again

xs_international_gsa_schedule-1Washington D.C. September 19th, 2012 – XS International (XSi) provides cost-saving Alternative 3rd Party Global Field Maintenance Support on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, and F5 Networks among others; including server and storage support for IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle/Sun systems and storage. 

XSi was awarded another 5 year extension on their GSA IT Schedule 70 GS-35F-0751M. XSi enters its 11th year as a GSA contract holder, and their new contract period is Sep 03, 2012 to Sep 02, 2017.

XS International has been servicing both commercial and federal agencies for over 20 years, and was also recently recognized for the 2nd year in a row as a fast growing Inc. 5000 company.

“Agencies are renewing their contracts not only for the 20-30% cost savings over OEM prices, but, because they are finding many value added benefits. They are consistently complimenting us for faster response times by our certified technicians who are U.S. based, and not outsourced overseas like most of the manufacturers call center agents. In addition, we provide maintenance on end-of-life and end-of-service products so agencies don’t have to replace perfectly good equipment just because the manufacturer won’t support it anymore,” added Bone.

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

P.R. Contact: Jenn Cano jcano@xsnet.com.

XS International makes Aldea Solutions’ Olympic Team

Aldea1-1June 8, 2012 – Today XS International (XSi), a provider of IT Solutions for Commercial and Federal Customers announces another IT networking sale to Aldea Solutions Inc. who will use the HP switches to support their clients during the next Olympics.

Aldea Solutions Inc. (Aldea) will use the HP VL1910 Ethernet switches to implement the private network used for control and monitoring of their video transmission equipment as well as delivery of Ethernet services to its customers at the London 2012 Olympics.

The choice of the HP VL1910 is in continuity with Aldea standard practices in network architecture and deployment. Aldea had originally selected the switch for its excellent VLAN management, layer 3 switching ability, POE support and ease of use. “Since the first deployment more than 2 years ago, the product has performed flawlessly”, said Steve Bergeron, Director – Operation and Networking Engineering for Aldea; Adding, “XS International is a great partner of Aldea and the main supplier of the switches for their outstanding support and value.”

About Aldea Solutions:

Aldea Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of broadcast quality video services and solutions for the television, film, and media industries. The company provides end-to-end worldwide transmission services using fiber facilities. Aldea operates the first pan-American fully automated fiber-based network for broadcast services with points-of-service in major cities throughout the Americas, and with international points-of-presence in Europe. Aldea is a fully owned subsidiary of Marcatel.

The Aldea video network covers 21 cities and 13 countries: Atlanta, Miami, New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles (USA), Toronto, Montreal (Canada), Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Caracas (Venezuela), Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),  Panama City (Panama), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogotá (Colombia), Paris (France), London (UK) and Madrid (Spain).

About XS International:

XS International is an IT solutions provider specializing in IT networking solutions, product sales and global field maintenance for network products including: HP, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and F5.  Additional services include data center relocations, IT asset disposition, and the refurbishment and disposition sales of data center servers, storage and networking products. XSi can be found at http://www.xsnet.com.

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