HERNDON, Va. – December 14, 2016 – ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, announced today that CEO and founder Tom Frana has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), for his 36 years of collaboration with the company and commitment to innovation, excellence in delivering desired outcomes, and a constant focus on meeting ever-changing customer needs.
Since the inception of the partnership in 1980, ViON found tremendous success selling HDS wide and deep into U.S. government accounts under Frana’s leadership, surpassing $1 billion in HDS sales in 2015. In mid-2015, the companies announced the next phase of the long-standing partnership, expanding their combined efforts beyond high-end storage solutions for federal government and public sector customers to also include a focus on Social Innovation and big data analytics across industries.
“I am honored to be recognized for our work alongside Hitachi Data Systems for nearly four decades,” said Tom Frana, CEO of ViON. “We have worked together to expand our portfolio, engineering new ways to deliver technological capabilities that anticipate our customers’ needs and continually deliver value. I look forward to continuing this mutually-rewarding partnership for many years to come.”
“In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations are under immense pressure to transform to stay relevant and compete as new trends and requirements emerge. With Tom at the helm, ViON is a tremendous example of an organization who has not only taken this seriously, but who has seen success in doing so,” said Mike Walkey, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization at Hitachi Data Systems. “This well-earned Lifetime Achievement Award is a nod to all we’ve accomplished in the past, but also an acknowledgement of how we’ll continue, in lock step, to help customers realize the power of their data tomorrow.”
ViON collaborates with HDS to extend Hitachi technologies – from converged solutions to the Hitachi Visualization Suite – to customers. To learn more about the ViON-HDS partnership, visit /it-infrastructure.
About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions on an enterprise scale for the military, governments and commercial businesses, while offering the highest level of security available anywhere around the globe. ViON is well known for its cost-effective compute, network and storage capabilities, delivered on premise or through the cloud anywhere on earth. Supported by cleared resources that are highly trained and armed with the industry's latest certifications and specializations, ViON has a legacy of helping its customers meet business goals and mission objectives, support warfighters and deliver citizen services and drive innovation and business growth. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. For more information visit www.vion.com.