Silex Data Solutions: Empowering Organizations with Superior Data Strategies

Johnna Smith, CEO and Director of Operations & Ryan Smith, President
Silex Data Solutions was founded on a mission to address the market need for a truly agnostic provider that shifts the focus from infrastructure to client data strategies. As Silex continued that journey, they realized that the same need for an agnostic partner in their customers’ businesses stretched across their entire IT landscapes. Today, Silex provides IT lifecycle management from the end-user, the application layer, data strategies, to the cloud. They also continue to expand their industry partnerships to ensure they are shaping the technology of the future, including liquid immersion, robotic process automation, blockchain, and R&D with the world’s largest chip manufacturers. This holistic approach to technology gives customers confidence that Silex is not just a reseller, but a leader in the industry that brings unparalleled value to their clients.

“Enterprises do not buy technology for the same reasons they did five to ten years ago. Today, they look for unique differentiators like ransomware protection, cyber recovery, and virtual storage including capabilities like immutable snapshots and multi-factor authentication, interoperability,” says Ryan Smith, President, Silex. Comparing these capabilities against the clients’ requirements mandates diligence and industry knowledge gathered from experience.

"We Have Also Assisted Other Clients To Identify What Data Should Live In The Cloud, And The Cost Associated With It For Determining The Financial Impact Of The Overall Cloud Strategy"

Silex’s solution delivery involves a three-segment methodology that entails investigation, validation, and education. This step-by-step regimen is critical to understand clients’ requirements, review the solutions, educate their teams, and in the process, empower them as they embark on new IT initiatives.

During the investigation phase, Silex is constantly looking for emerging technologies that align with the client’s distinct needs. For the validation phase, they verify and inspect the claims of the vendors’ solution to ensure it is the right fit for the clients’ business environment. Finally, Silex educates the client’s team on the offerings and designs a long-term strategy to leverage the implemented solution to meet their objectives.

An example that best showcases the effectiveness of Silex’s methodology is a client with a large, complex business infrastructure approached Silex for a data storage solution against ransomware.

Upon onboarding, Silex performed technology evaluations and reviewed the client’s existing investments in storage, backups, data centers, and the cloud.
They also examined the client’s backup solution’s efficiencies against storage snapshots to check their preparedness against ransomware.

Based on the client’s business goals, Silex analyzed the benefits of implementing static media storage versus a cloud based option. After considering the available options, Silex helped the client architect a solution that took advantage of the existing investments and aided them in migrating to the cloud. Throughout the process, Silex educated the client on implementation and operation of the newly developed solutions.


Enterprises do not buy technology for the same reasons they did five to ten years ago. Today, they look for unique differentiators like ransomware protection, cyber recovery, and virtual storage including capabilities like immutable snapshots and multi-factor authentication, interoperability

“We have also assisted other clients to identify what data should live in the cloud, and the cost associated with it for determining the financial impact of the overall cloud strategy,” elaborates Johnna Smith, CEO and Director of Operations of Silex.

Founded by industry veterans, Silex’s internal team is the cornerstone behind their success story. With former executives from healthcare, retail, software, manufacturing and finance, Silex has brought together a team that enables them to address different verticals and deliver results. By taking an agnostic approach and adopting the right IT strategy to solve customer concerns, they have built strong, lasting partnerships with their clients.

Company
Silex Data Solutions

Headquarters
Franklin, TN

Management
Johnna Smith, CEO and Director of Operations & Ryan Smith, President

Description
Silex Data Solutions is an agnostic IT solutions provider focusing on clients’ total lifecycle management. Silex’s solution delivery involves a three-segment methodology that entails investigation, validation, and education. This step-by-step regimen is critical to understand clients’ requirements, review the solutions, and educate their teams.

Silex Data Solutions