History
Paul VintonVintek was formed in 1988 as a partnership between Paul and Leanne Vinton.

Vintek provided information technology support through multiple industries and grew as a result of needs within these industries.

Until recently Vintek has operated purely on recommendation from existing clients, and still today derives most of its business from referral. Vintek feels that a satisfied customer is our best advertisement.

In 1999, due to rapid expansion, Vintek was formed as a company. During this time Vintek has also established committed clients right throughout Australia. Vintek continues to experience exceptional growth, mostly through personal client recommendation.

During 2008 Vintek branched into network carriage, through its sister company Ossini, who is a licensed telecommunications carrier.

In 2009 Vintek won a regional TAFE (Technical and Further Education) award for providing employment for TAFE leavers in the region.

In 2011 Vintek launched its own datacentre in King William Street, Adelaide.  In September 2012 due to ongoing growth Vintek relocated its whole office to 108 King William Street, Adelaide.

In 2009 Vintek became an IBM partner, winning the “best new partner award” for IBM in that year.  Vintek has also been the first in SA to sell the X3690 servers, V7000 midrange storage devices and the first in Australia to sell the next-generation IBM PureFlex integrated server solution.

During 2012, 2013 and 2014 our Managing Director Paul Vinton was invited to and attended the IBM Global Partner Leadership Conference, an invitation only event for top IBM consultants and partners.  He has been the only South Australian to attend in those years.

Also in 2012 Vintek won an IBM national “Business Partner Demonstration Excellence” award, beating significant competition from around Australia on excellence in client demonstration.

In 2013 Vintek became the first organisation in the Asic-Pacific rim to deploy a production environment of OpenFlow – a software defined networking (SDN) technology.  Also that year Vintek becamse the the first organisation in the world to deploy IBM SDN VE – with IBM releasing a global story on Vintek and its achievements.

In 2015 Our Founder and CEO Paul Vinton won Entrepreneur of the Year with EY in the Central Region (tech sector).

In 2016 we purchased Intervolve – a national data centre business, with 9 data centres around Australia (2 are our own data centres), with two other locations in Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore.

In 2017 we won partner of the year with Fortinet for Australia/New Zealand.  We also trained and certified the first Fortinet NSE8 certified engineer in the Australia/New Zealand region.

Late 2017 Vintek purchased Regal IT – a Sydney based MSP and Citrix house, giving Vintek coverage and local offices in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

In 2018 the Vintek Group won the Cylance Emerging Partner of the Year and the VEEAM ProPartner Rising Star of the Year awards, further cementing our focus on excellence and high technical certification.

Throughout its history Vintek has had a passion to consistently give new people an entry point into the IT industry, an area that is traditionally very hard to break into.  Vintek has had on average over two trainees throughout our history and currently has five trainees and two current university students on staff.

Vintek look forward to a bright future by establishing strong relationships with clients, providing both quality of service and value-for-money.

Paul has played a key role at Vintek in the following achievements:

  • 2017 Purchased long-standing Sydney-based enterprise solution provider Regal IT
  • 2017 Fortinet partner of the year award
  • 2016 Australian Computer Society SA Branch Executive Member
  • 2016 Purchased National datacentre business Intervolve
  • 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (Central region – Technology)
  • SA Government Office of the Industry Advocate – Advisory Panel member
  • 2015 Technology Industry Association (TIA) of SA board member
  • 2014 Australian National IBM networking partner of the year award
  • Australian National IBM “Business Partner Demonstration Excellence” award
  • First in the world to deploy IBM SDN VE – a revolutionary new datacentre technology
  • First in Asia-Pacific to deploy OpenFlow – an emerging networking technology
  • IBM Global story on Vintek’s solutions and strategic direction
  • BRW featured story on the ICT implementation of a key client
  • Multiple first of technology sales in Australia for latest generation technologies

Capability

Vintek is an Australian based and Australian owned IT consulting firm committed to making technology work for our clients. Our aim is to provide the most cost effective, long term solution for our clients’ needs. We consult to many organisational structures across Australia of varying sizes.

Vintek also runs its own data centre in its Adelaide location at 108 King William Street.  Vintek has continually expanded this data centre and provides cloud and other services from its location.

The Vintek data centre also has a demonstration IBM PureFlex next generation server/storage/networking and management system.

The Vintek data centre network also runs a production version of OpenFlow and SDN VE for the core networking – with Vintek being the first production OpenFlow location in Australia/New Zealand and the first production implementation of IBM SDN VE in the world.

Vintek have developed its integrated solutions to be best of breed and to incorporate latest technologies that are robust, relaible and high performance.  At Vintek we partner with our chosen industry leaders to ensure that we deliver quality, prompt and expert service. All our recommended solutions have undergone thorough research and development testing to be sure that installed solutions are suitable for the client’s unique environment.  In essence we want to be “cutting edge” and not “bleeding edge”.  Every effort is made to ensure that our clients have sufficient options available in the future to enable the most to be gained from the infrastructure and solution we recommend.

At Vintek we not only provide network consulting but also provide numerous other synergistic solutions, including our own data centre with cloud services, wired and wireless data and voice services for the small to medium and midsized business markets.

We understand and know the problems and frustrations that can be experienced when hardware and software do not perform to your expectations. We take the extra time to be sure that we understand your needs and research the current available options, so you can be confident that your business will operate more efficiently and productively as a result of your decision to purchase through us.

At Vintek we provide solutions which work. We don’t sacrifice quality for price (even if we have to miss the sale contract as a result) and we back the companies and products we recommend with service and ethical business practices.

In the end it’s about you – the client.  Without you we don’t exist and we exist for you.  We want to add value to your business and build long-term relationships with you.

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