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News May 26, 2021

Connectria and Consultech Partnership Continues to Enable Companies to Maximize Efficiency and Profitability Through Technology

St. Louis, MO – May 26, 2021

Connectria and Consultech Services Inc. are pleased to continue to grow joint efforts. Consultech Services, Inc. has been providing technical services to the IBM i community since 1992. Located in Rochester, Michigan, Consultech provides services to companies throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Consultech provides support services to a variety of industries, including but not limited to, advertising, automotive, education, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, finance, service, and nonprofit. Its team of senior-level US-based professional consultants have an average of 20+ years experience on IBM i.

Consultech specializes in IBM i and Power Systems. As an IBM business partner, they offer solutions that include software, application development and support, technical services, consulting, and training. Consultech also provides services on other platforms. Their resources and capabilities form a distinctive competency. As a result, Consultech is able to offer innovative solutions, efficiency, high quality, and swift customer responsiveness, all of which are leveraged to create a competitive market advantage.

Connectria has renewed its go-to-market partnership with Consultech, a premier provider of IBM i hardware and services. Combining Consultech’s unique application skillset with Connectria’s award-winning IBM remote management, disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services gives customers of both organizations a clearer path to modernize their IBM business systems.

“Our goal is to consistently surpass our clients’ expectations by providing exceptional IBM i technical services, including development, support, application implementation, and web development. Cultivating long-term partnerships with organizations like Connectria is part of that vision. By leveraging Connectria’s extensive infrastructure experience, we’ll be able to provide even more comprehensive modernization services for our IBM i clients,” said Laura Ubelhor, Senior Consultant and Founder of Consultech Services.

One of the unique strengths that Consultech brings to the table is its knowledge of IBM i application programming and design. Homegrown and heavily customized applications can get unnecessarily complex and cluttered over the years. Consultech can analyze legacy applications to identify lines of code that are no longer needed or are unnecessarily complex. By returning clean code to the customer, systems immediately run better and are easier to maintain.

“Many of our customers are running legacy applications written in RPG on the IBM i platform. Our partnership with Consultech allows the customer to improve every aspect of their business systems without the expensive and time-consuming step of replacing or replatforming applications. Consultech can help them improve application performance while Connectria focuses on infrastructure performance through our remote management services or a Connectria hosted cloud,” said Amar K. Patel, Connectria President and CEO.

Connectria’s remote management services allow enterprises to keep their IBM i applications on-premises or in their existing data center of choice. Connectria also hosts more IBM i environments in its data centers than any other independent data center operator and is a leading provider of IBM disaster recovery environments as well.

“The Connectria partnership provides our customers with a path forward. They want to remain on the IBM i platform, but the overhead of maintaining a proprietary data center and the hardware needed to run their applications can make them less agile in response to changing market needs. In addition, while IBM is their platform of choice for mission-critical applications, many are looking at leveraging cloud platforms like AWS for some of the point solutions surrounding their core business systems. Connectria has deep expertise in configuring and managing these types of complex, hybrid environments,” said Ublehor.

About Consultech

Consultech Services, Inc. delivers solutions that enable companies to maximize their efficiency and profitability through technology. The company specializes in IBM i mid-range power systems and offers innovative solutions that focus on efficiency, high quality, and swift customer responsiveness; all of which are leveraged to create value. Ethics and best practices drive the organization’s business practices. Consultech’s client base includes advertising, manufacturing, government, health care, retail, finance, service, and nonprofit organizations. https://consultechservicesinc.com/

About Connectria

Founded in 1996, Connectria helps businesses realize their cloud vision with end-to-end hosting and managed services, from IBM i to the public cloud, backed by industry-leading SLAs and an award-winning, customer-centric culture. Connectria is the largest IBM i (AS/400) cloud provider and a recognized IBM business partner with demonstrated excellence driving business growth. Connectria has also become a leader in delivering end-to-end cloud migration and managed services as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Services Provider.

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