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About Sirius

Sirius is a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the enterprise, including the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Sirius solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts.

With the right people and the right partners, Sirius focuses on solutions that will help you manage your operations, optimize your IT, secure it all, and transform your business.

We require our teams to be certified in multiple disciplines and products, so they can help you get from the high-level architecture of a solution all the way down to the technical configuration and implementation of point-products.

Since its founding in 1980, Sirius has grown to be one of the largest IT solutions integrators in the U.S. Today, Sirius offers integrated, multivendor technology solutions that meet the requirements of the full range of organizations, from small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to large enterprises with thousands of employees and hundreds of locations.

Sirius at a glance:

  • Privately held, headquartered in San Antonio, TX
  • More than 5,400 active clients in the U.S.
  • Over 5,500 professional and technical certifications
  • Over 1,500 technical resources
  • Over 2,600 employees, with sales locations across the U.S.
  • Regional Sirius Technology Enablement Centers (TECs)
  • A Command Center for Managed Services offerings
  • A Tier III Sirius Data Center
  • Corporate Headquarters: 10100 Reunion Place, Suite 500, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Established: 1980
  • Industries served: All
  • Geography served: United States
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Sirius Timeline

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  • 1980

    1980
    • Sirius founded as Star Data Systems in San Antonio, TX by Harvey Najim
  • 1988

    1988
    • Star Data Systems sells its first IBM AS/400
  • 1990

    1990
    • Star Data Systems 10-year revenue: $25 million
  • 1992

    1992
    • Star Data Systems forms Sirius Computer Solutions as an IBM value-added reseller (VAR) and value-added distributor (VAD)
  • 1993

    1993
    • Sirius recognized as an IBM Premier Business Partner
  • 1994

    1994
    • Sirius expands business outside of San Antonio, opens Chicago and Dallas offices
  • 1997

    1997
    • Distribution business sold to Western Micro Technology, and reseller business is spun off as Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., with Harvey Najim as president
  • 1998

    1998
    • Sirius acquires SST and ASAP
  • 2000

    2000
    • Sirius 20-year revenue: $212 million
    • Sirius sells IBM’s one-millionth RS/6000
  • 2001

    2001
    • Sirius founder and former President & CEO Harvey Najim, and current Sirius President & CEO Joe Mertens, receive IBM Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 2002

    2002
    • Sirius sells first and second IBM iSeries 890 in the world
    • Sirius acquires Symatrix Technology, expanding Northwest presence and software capabilities
    • Sirius acquires Strategic Systems, Inc., expanding Texas and mid-market presence
  • 2004

    2004
    • Sirius acquires Denver Solutions Group, Inc. (DSG), expanding mainframe business
  • 2005

    2005
    • Sirius’ 25-year anniversary
    • Sirius breaks $3 billion in lifetime sales
    • Sirius receives Technology Innovator Award for Servers from VARBusiness
    • VARBusiness names Harvey Najim one of Top 100 Tech Execs
    • VARBusiness ranks Sirius 97th among Top 500 Technology Integrators
    • Over 1,000 IBM professional and technical certifications
    • Only IBM partner to receive seven consecutive IBM Leadership Awards
  • 2006

    2006
    • Cisco, NetApp and VMware become partners, adding new networking, storage and optimization capabilities
    • Thoma Bravo invests in Sirius
  • 2007

    2007
    • Sirius acquires Strategic Computer Solutions (SCS), expanding presence in Northeast and deepening software capabilities
    • Sirius acquires DyComp, Inc., expanding presence in Southeast and growing software capabilities
  • 2008

    2008
    • Joe Mertens named president of Sirius
  • 2010

    2010
    • Dell, Citrix, Red Hat and HP become new partners, and significant expansion of Cisco business
    • Sirius 30-year revenue: $817 million
    • Sirius acquires MSI Systems Integrators, Inc., expanding presence in Central Plains, and adding networking and managed services capabilities, and a state-of-the-art Command Center in Omaha, NE
  • 2011

    2011
    • Sirius achieves $1 billion in gross revenue
    • Joe Mertens named CEO of Sirius upon the retirement of the company’s founder, Harvey Najim
  • 2012

    2012
    • Sirius awarded the first IBM Beacon Laureate Award, for Overall Technical Excellence
  • 2013

    2013
    • EMC, Hitachi, Palo Alto and Commvault become new partners
    • Sirius moves San Antonio corporate headquarters into a larger office to allow for a record number of employees
  • 2014

    2014
    • Nutanix becomes a new partner
    • Sirius acquires Brightlight Consulting, expanding presence in Northwest, and adding big data and analytics solutions
  • 2015

    2015
    • Sirius’ 35-year anniversary
    • Sirius acquires Varrow, expanding Southeast presence and deepening converged infrastructure, storage and managed services skills and capabilities
    • Kelso & Company invests in Sirius
    • Sirius acquires Avnet’s digital software services, strengthening business innovation software solutions around commerce, mobility, digital experience, social and portal
  • 2016

    2016
    • Sirius achieves $2 billion in gross revenue
    • Sirius acquires Force 3, expanding Mid-Atlantic presence and strengthening Federal capabilities
    • Sirius acquires thinkASG, expanding West Coast presence
    • Sirius acquires Continuum, strengthening security & compliance capabilities
  • 2017

    2017
    • Sirius rebrands for first time in almost 20 years, launching “The Brightest Minds in the Business” as our tagline
    • Sirius launches FiveOut, a digital marketing agency
    • Sirius acquires Forsythe, strengthening managed services, cloud and security capabilities, and adding a Tier III Sirius Data Center in Chicago, IL
  • 2018

    2018
    • Sirius achieves $3 billion in gross revenue
  • 2019

    2019
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) invests in Sirius
  • 2020

    2020
    • Sirius’ 40-year anniversary
    • Sirius acquires Advanced Systems Group (ASG), expanding West Coast presence
    • Today, Sirius has more than 5,400 active clients, and over 2,600 employees in the U.S., Canada and India who hold more than 5,500 professional and technical certifications