March 11, 2021 (Alpharetta, GA): XSi (XS International) is pleased to announce that Kristopher Bedel has joined the company as Senior Support Engineer, Data Center Services. This newest addition to the XSi service delivery team brings significant technical expertise in enterprise IT hardware platforms, including SGI (Silicon Graphics), HPE servers and storage, as well as NetApp storage hardware.
Kris Bedel joined XSi in 2021 as a Senior Support Engineer, Data Center Services. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, his past employers include SGI (Silicon Graphics), HPE, Unisys and the U.S. Air Force – 10 years active duty and the Missouri Air National Guard. Through the CCAF, he earned two Associate’s Degrees in Cyber Transport Management and Aircraft Structural Maintenance Management. Following his service to our country, Kris’ various roles included: field engineering, hardware installs, deployments/updates, rebuilding/revamping systems, (Professional Services) OS upgrades/down-revs, re-installs, Crit-Sit management and training supervision. His specific OEM/platform expertise includes: SGI Altix platform, SGI UV 1000/2000/300H, HPE MC990X, HPE SuperDome Flex, HPE 3PAR, NetApp ASE 2 and ASE 3 Certifications and CompTIA Security + Certification. Kris is currently working toward a RedHat RHCSA 8 Certification. Additionally, he has intermediate experience in administration for Cisco, Brocade and Avaya systems. Kris with his wife and two sons, reside in the Greater St. Louis area where they together enjoy most outdoors activities and attending sporting events. He also enjoys woodworking, cooking and is an avid percussionist. In his past, he performed with a Division 2 Drum Corp (“Americanos”) that placed fourth in an international competition. At one time, he also competed in springboard and platform diving competitions, during which he trained with two Olympic athletes.
“Kris has an incredible background with the certifications to prove his proficiencies across multiple systems,” stated Matt Santo, XSi VP, Data Center Services. “Not only does his style blend perfectly with our brand values, but his specific technical strengths will be extremely helpful to both our federal agency and commercial client base,” added Santo.
Todd Bone, XSi Founder & President, added, “It is incredibly rewarding to find an applicant with Kris’ level of talent, when it matches so perfectly to what our clients are seeking from us. Kris is a stand-up guy and very likely to be integral to our planned growth in the coming years.”
Founded in 1990 and recognized by Gartner, XSi helps companies deploy a hybrid hardware support model to save important hardware operating expense budget dollars. As an Independent Hardware Support Provider (an industry also known as Third Party Maintenance), XSi provides hardware support options for servers, data storage assets and networking hardware. In addition to servicing enterprise accounts, it also supports Systems Integrators and federal agencies (XSi is ISO9001:2015 Certified for Product Resale, meets SAE AS5553 Standards, currently supports 42 federal agencies and all of the Top 10 Federal Systems Integrators). XSi encourages interested parties to follow its business profile at LinkedIn for weekly blog postings from its Subject Matter Expert team.
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