The Human Touch in IT

Alpha Baller Technologies

We consult on, design, and build enterprise solutions in network engineering and systems integration. Start working with us today to increase productivity and save money by streamlining the connections between people, processes, and technology.


Alpha Baller Technologies brings over 15 years of experience in quickly building and securing enterprise-class computer networks for public and private organizations. We focus on your stakeholders’ expectations to evaluate all available technologies and implement solutions to drive business outcomes. We’ve proven our integrity and experience time and again by helping our customers save time and make money.


We have a track record of success in the following technology solutions:



Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, ArticWolf, Cisco, Fortinet


Aruba, Arista, Cisco, Ruckus, Extreme, Juniper, Dell


Ruckus, Aruba, Cisco, Meraki


Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud


Pure Storage, Nimble, EMC, NetApp, Dell

Appliance Solutions

Riverbed, Barracuda, Unitrends, Nutanix, F5

Technology Partners

We are proud to offer our experience working with the following platforms and vendors:

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The Alpha Baller Principle

Our name, and our ethos, derive from our founder’s time in college basketball. Every successful team depends on its best player to step up and lead in critical circumstances. In enterprise computing, new technology is always available, but successful business outcomes are determined by the caliber of the team implementing the solutions. That’s why Alpha Baller Technologies is built on finding and leveraging the talents of the right people—creating a team of “Alpha Ballers” that is ready to integrate new knowledge, play off of each other’s strengths, and tackle the challenges of every project. 

About ABT

Alpha Baller Technologies, LLC was founded by Askia Howell, CISSP #524965, in 2013. Over the past decade, ABT has established itself as a leading player in the IT community, serving major clients such as UC Merced, Western Digital and CDW.  ABT grew from a single-person operation to a team of enterprise-level experts by focusing on the connection between technical implementation and business outcomes. We use a vendor-agnostic approach to achieve the flexibility to deliver exactly what our customers need. Our solutions have saved our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars by maximizing value across the technology life cycle and exceeding expectations across the board.

Our Founder

Askia Howell

Askia Howell, CISSP 524965 is a 20-year IT veteran. His certifications and experience include network engineering, server management, storage, security, appliance-based solutions, consulting, and professional services.

Askia graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent the next several years working for well-known companies such as Quest and Brocade Communications, expanding his skills and quickly establishing himself as a top talent in the Sacramento/Central Valley and a team player with the ability to consistently deliver for customers. With a lifelong dream to start his own IT company, and a strong desire to help solve the issue of a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals, Askia left the corporate world and struck out on his own, founding ABT in 2013.

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