Austin, Texas workstation and server vendor Boxx Technologies has extended its reach into enterprise data storage with the addition of three new technology companies to the portfolio of Boxx owner Craftsman Capital Partners.
The acquisitions, made just last week, are consolidated under the umbrella of California-based Pacific Alliance Capital (PAC). They include storage system vendor PAC Storage, systems integrator and reseller West Coast Technology (WCT), and storage distribution specialist PAC Data.
As Boxx Technology expands its purview from media and entertainment to include other burgeoning markets for 3D design such as architecture and engineering, data storage has become a more crucial element of its growth strategy, company representatives said. Boxx will be able to recommend and offer storage systems from PAC, and PAC will do the same when it comes to Boxx workstations. Both Boxx and PAC “are experiencing record growth,” Boxx said in a press release.
“There’s an explosion in the amount of data being consumed by our key customers,” said Boxx CEO Rick Krause in a prepared statement. “In fact, storage is the fastest growing area of the market segments we serve, so by joining forces with Rick Crane and Dave Holloway, the longtime, successful, senior PAC management and their excellent team, we’ll offer a complete portfolio of world-class storage solutions that deliver the highest levels of performance, efficiency, and reliability.”
Deep learning specialist Cirrascale, which was purchased by Craftsman in 2017, remains key to Boxx’s storage strategy. Its background in multi-GPU server design has allowed Boxx to offer multi-GPU workstations, Boxx said, while GPU-as-a-service is available through Cirrascale Cloud Services.
Other than making new storage offerings available through Boxx, PAC’s presence will have no other effect on Boxx’s customer relations, according to a company rep who told StudioDaily that all sales and support contacts will remain in place.