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KGPCo Enhances Partner Portfolio with strategic investment in ATS

KGPCo strengthens end-to-end development and operational software services portfolio to further complement its Cloud Solutions and Network Services Business.

Feb 06, 2018 – Faribault, MN

KGPCo announced an investment into ATS. As a result, KGPCo and ATS, formerly part of TTU, have joined together in a strategic partnership to deliver end-to-end Cloud solutions to the ICT industry. ATS, now a KGPCo company, brings KGPCo expertise in Open Source Software in Virtual Infrastructure Management, Software-Defined-Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Cyber Security and Data Analytics. This partnership reflects KGPCo's commitment to be the partner of choice for building, optimizing and transforming networks for its customers.

The investment complements the recent launch of KGPCo's Solution Innovation Center (SIC) and further enhances the SIC's position by seamlessly integrating ATS next-generation technology solutions into KGPCo's offerings. The move enables KGPCo's participation in software development for Open Source projects. As an example, KGPCo's Innovation Center will be hosting Open Contrail's CI/CD infrastructure moving forward as part of the partnership.

It also provides KGPCo a unique opportunity to help drive the aggregation of software and hardware as customers transition to a white box environment, by leveraging the newly added ATS capabilities in DevOps, Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) and Virtualized Network Function (VNF) validation. The partnership also supports KGPCo's investment and total capability in white-box integration services, reducing the time from order to production-ready hardware.

"We are excited about this strategic investment, adding the ATS team to the KGPCo family, and how this move clearly demonstrates KGPCo's absolute commitment to transform in this time of unprecedented change," said Trevor Putrah, President of KGPCo. "Adding ATS competencies in software development, networking, and automation is a natural extension to our integration, field services, and end-to-end supply chain solutions and aligns seamlessly with our Solution Innovation Center's collaborative environment."

"KGPCo shares our focus and approach to empowering clients on their digital transformation journey in this next era of Cloud and NFVi innovation. Our forward-thinking alliance is an example of aligning talent and key partnerships, which is crucial in delivering integrated, yet flexible solutions to our customers," said Al Agarwal, CEO, ATS

ATS holds the distinction of being one amongst a select group of companies worldwide to have contributed code to major Open Source SDN projects being used by Tier 1 Service Providers. KGPCo's Cloud Division and ATS will jointly develop and demonstrate key next-generation technologies around Communication-Cloud, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, major SDN platforms and NFV in KGPCo's Irving, Texas based Solution Innovation Center.

Moving forward, KGPCo and ATS will deliver advanced integrated offerings, including white box aggregation, compute, storage & cloud platforms and infrastructure, software development, verification testing and support of NFV infrastructure. ATS supports legacy infrastructure through its PS organization with skills across all major OEMs, further strengthening the combined company.

For more information, please contact:
Jaimie Pfeiffer
AVP of Marketing
Phone: 206-948-0880


About KGPCo:

KGPCo is the leading provider of complete, customized, and scalable supply chain and network transformation solutions for the communications industry, whose vision is to be the go-to partner that enables customers to build, optimize and transform their networks. KGPCo is the only large-scale organization that combines a comprehensive suite of technical strategy and implementation services with a national logistics network and portfolio of technology partnerships. With the addition of the KGPCo Solution Innovation Center to evaluate, design, and engineer cloud and virtualization solutions developed and operationalized in a live network environment, KGPCo is focused on being a trusted partner for customers and providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions.

About ATS:

ATS is a service delivery organization with core competencies in Open Source Software around Virtual Infrastructure Management, Software-Defined-Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Professional Services.

Our services are delivered by a skilled multidisciplinary team, enabling us to develop and deliver comprehensive solutions that are strategic, innovative and sustainable. When we work with clients, we align our engineering expertise with our client's organization and business processes. This approach allows us to deliver solutions that solve real business problems and exceed our client's business goals. Our experienced staff holds a broad range of certifications across the industry & functional areas and has in-depth experience working with a variety of roles and organizations. We are a USA New Jersey based technology company with a global presence. With offices and staff around the world, we can provide effective solutions to our client's regardless of location. We also operate technical development center(s) that enables us to efficiently manage costs while providing sophisticated applications that provide real value to our clients.


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