credativ massively expands US footprint
Expansion of Open Source Support Center & PostgreSQL Competence Center in USA
credativ Group, Maryland, 01/29/2019
credativ group, a leading provider of Open Source solutions and support in both Europe and Asia, announces a strategic expansion into the American market as part of a deal acquiring significant assets of OmniTI Computer Consulting (OmniTI), a highly aligned Maryland technical services firm. The new combined entity forms the basis for the establishment of an enlarged Open Source Support Center and PostgreSQL Competence Center in a new US headquarters based in Columbia, Maryland.
OmniTI, founded in 1997, has built a client list that reads like a who’s who in tech, including Wikipedia, Google, Microsoft, Gilt, Etsy, and many others. In the process, they developed or contributed to the development of hundreds of Open Source projects, built the OmniOS illumos distribution, and ran the world-renowned Surge conference series. “credativ’s client-first approach and alignment on Open Source makes it a comfortable fit and seamless transition for OmniTI’s staff and customers. After 22 years of business, I’m delighted by this new direction.” says Theo Schlossnagle, Founder of OmniTI, who is leaving the company to concentrate on other activities.
The newly formed US branch of the credativ family has appointed Robert Treat as its CEO. Working in close cooperation with credativ international GmbH, led by Dr. Michael Meskes, Treat will take over further expansion of activities in the USA. A noted Open Source contributor, author, and international speaker, Treat served as both COO and CEO during his time with OmniTI.
Together with the European Open Source Support Center of credativ GmbH, the credativ group will expand its service network for numerous international customers who are currently mainly supported from Europe. Thus the credativ group can extend its unique position as the sole provider of Open Source Support Centers and offer comprehensive support with guaranteed service level agreements for a multitude of open source projects used in today's business environments.
Robert Treat says “Open Source is at the heart of today's biggest business disruptors; DevOps and the Cloud. At OmniTI we helped hundreds of companies navigate through these changes over the last 10 years. Now, as part of credativ, we have an even larger pool of experts to choose from to help people master all the necessary aspects of modern technology, including scalability, observability, deployment, automation, and more; all based on the power and flexibility of Open Source.”
Additionally, the US team will now offer a PostgreSQL Competence Center that ensures the use of the free open source DBMS PostgreSQL in mission critical applications and supports the entire life cycle of a PostgreSQL database environment.
In addition, by expanding its existing service and support structure, credativ is one of a very few providers of PostgreSQL support with a truly global footprint. Dr. Michael Meskes says: “We see to it that the community version of PostgreSQL can be used as an extremely powerful alternative to the well-known commercial, proprietary databases in the enterprise environment. Apart from the very moderate costs for support, there is no need anymore for further costs for subscriptions or licenses.”
About credativ international GmbH
Founded in 1999, credativ is an independent consulting and services company offering comprehensive services and technical support for the implementation and operation of Open Source software in business applications.
Our Open Source Support Center™ provides the necessary reliability to make use of the numerous advantages of free software for your organization. Offering support around the clock, 365 days a year, our Open Source Support Center™ contains service locations in Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States, providing global premium support for a wide range of Open Source projects that play a fundamental role and are of utmost importance in the IT infrastructures of many companies today.
Moreover, we are advocates for the principles of free software and actively support the development of Open Source software. Most of our consultants are actively involved in numerous Open Source projects, including Debian, PostgreSQL, Icinga, and many others, and many have been recognized as leading experts in their respective domains.