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General Datatech (GDT) Expands West Coast Presence with Acquisition of Integrated Archive Systems (IAS)


DALLAS, Texas, March 2, 2020 — General Datatech (GDT), an award-winning technology integration partner, today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Integrated Archive Systems (IAS), a full-service solution integrator. Founded in 1994 and based in Palo Alto, California, IAS provides solutions and services to help clients manage data in an efficient, cost effective, and scalable fashion.

The acquisition of IAS enables GDT to expand its West Coast footprint as a leading provider of IT integration services and products. The transaction follows GDT’s recent growth in the region, which has become an increasingly active region for the company, while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to customers in the region.

“I am proud to welcome the talented team at IAS to the GDT family,” said JW Roberts, president and CEO of GDT. “Like GDT, IAS has a loyal customer base and a laser-focused commitment to providing unparalleled customer experience. IAS is a best-in-class provider in the region that has built a strong reputation for having a highly talented staff and delivering quality service. We look forward to working closely with the IAS team to serve our growing customer base along the West Coast through their multiple locations in California.”

Since 1994, IAS has focused on helping customers achieve their business goals by addressing all data management challenges from storage and protection to virtualization, cloud and networking. Recognized as NetApp Star Partner of the Year (2017 and 2019 West) and RedHat 2018 New Partner of the Year, IAS designs solutions that best aligns to how their clients want to do business.

“We are extremely excited to join GDT,” said Amy Rao, founder and CEO of IAS. “GDT shares our vision in developing a world class organization that continually exceeds customers’ expectations. GDT’s reputation and culture of strong customer service align well with our own philosophy and values. This partnership presents a great opportunity for our sales team members and dedicated employees to expand their capabilities throughout this marketplace. We look forward to a constructive partnership with GDT as we continue to deliver high-quality solutions and services to our customers.”

For 24 years, GDT has partnered with leading OEMs and IT Industry thought leaders to digitally transform customers’ organizations and ensure they are getting the very most from their technology investments. GDT’s solutions architects and engineers design, build, deliver and manage IT solutions and services for customers of all sizes and from a wide variety of industries. Maintaining the highest certification levels in the industry enables GDT to transform the latest technological innovations into customer solutions that help them become more competitive in the marketplace, deliver an enhanced end user experience, and enjoy greater profitability.

GDT was recently named Cisco Customer Experience Partner of the Year (2019 Americas and 2018 Americas South), Partner of the Year (2019 Americas South), and Collaboration Partner of the Year (2018 Americas South). They were also named a Top 50 solution provider on CRN’s 2019 Solution Provider 500.

About GDT
Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integration partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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