Service Provider Tec-Refresh Doubles Application Performance and Generates New Revenue Stream with Datrium

Service Provider Tec-Refresh Doubles Application Performance and Generates New Revenue Stream with Datrium

Cloud Firm Increases Revenue, While Reducing Client Costs by 50 Percent

Posted by: Amber Kelepouris

Sunnyvale and Ontario, Calif., March 13, 2017 – Datrium, the industry’s leading open convergence platform for private clouds, and Tec-Refresh, a nationwide provider of IT infrastructure, cyber security, data and networking solutions and support services, announced today that deployment of Datrium within Tec-Refresh cloud data centers has doubled application performance, reduced client costs and generated a new revenue stream for the firm.

Tec-Refresh specializes in cyber security, data center solutions, storage and consulting/project management, and working with clients including public entities, which rely on tax dollars and must keep costs under control while performing reliably. When evaluating storage solutions for its operations and for its clients, Tec-Refresh considered capacity, performance and cost. While other solutions were either too expensive or lacked sufficient performance for its business, Datrium provided a mix of cost-effectiveness and performance muscle.


‘Disruptive in the Market’
“After we looked closely at Datrium, it was a no-brainer,” said Efrem Gonzales, president and CEO, Tec-Refresh. “Datrium is disruptive in the market with its performance and economics. The built-in deduplication and compression give us incredible capacity for the price and its approach to data security is really breakthrough. It’s a better solution for us and for our customers.”

Since deploying the Datrium open convergence platform as the lead storage solution in its security and network operations centers, Tec-Refresh has seen performance increase two fold and have achieved nearly five times better data reduction than its previous storage solution. The firm began recommending Datrium to clients, as well, who have the option to choose to deploy a private cloud-based Datrium system on-premise or to host it on a managed cloud-based Datrium system at the Tec-Refresh data center. 

“I see Datrium as a new revenue stream,” Gonzales continued. “We have a next-generation offering that’s both affordable to our clients and gives them better performance, something that would be impossible to do with a hyperconverged system or storage array.”


Reducing OpEx Translates to Client Savings
Tec-Refresh and its clients no longer manage storage. They simply create new virtual machines (VMs) in vCenter and Datrium handles the configuration and provisioning of capacity automatically. With no logical unit numbers (LUNs) to create or storage artifacts to manage, administrative time spent on storage-related tasks has dropped to zero.

Gonzales also credits Datrium for easing client conversations with a much more palatable and predictable cost of growth. In the case of one county agency client, Orange County in California, the use of Datrium nearly cut their costs in half over three to five years.

“For innovative firms delivering a combination of private cloud and hosted services like Tec-Refresh, traditional arrays are too rigid and expensive while hyperconverged systems lack the scalability and efficiency service providers need.” said Brian Biles, CEO and co-founder of Datrium. “By focusing on making cloud infrastructure effortless, resilient and scalable for our enterprise and service provider customers, we are not just improving the bottom-line, but the top-line as well.”

[CASE STUDY] Tec-Refresh Doubles Application Performance, Reduces Client Costs by 50%


About Tec-Refresh

Tec-Refresh designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of its clients’ businesses. This includes network storage, cyber security, managed services, virtualization and data infrastructure solutions. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Calif., with technicians deployed across the U.S. to serve the needs of customers nationwide. More information is available at


About Datrium

Founded in 2012, Datrium has architected and delivered the industry’s first open convergence platform converging storage and compute in a radical new way to enable a simpler journey to hybrid clouds. Companies use Datrium to overcome the rigidity of 3-tier convergence and the lock-ins and scaling unpredictability of hyperconvergence.  Datrium is based in Silicon Valley and is led by the founders and early top architects of Data Domain and VMware. Datrium has been named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016. For more information, visit and follow @datriumstorage on Twitter.


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