Datalink Named to CRN's 2013 Tech Elite 250

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Datalink Named to CRN's 2013 Tech Elite 250

Third Annual List Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical Expertise and Premier Certifications in North America

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Datalink (NAS: DTLK) , a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced it has been named to CRN's third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies that are part of the 2013 Tech Elite 250 represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT channel for data center and cloud infrastructures.


Being named to the Tech Elite 250 is a testament to Datalink's ongoing commitment to advanced technical training to deepen its expertise in transformational data center technologies, such as cloud computing. Datalink leverages the training programs of its partner community, including NetApp, Cisco, VMware, EMC, Symantec, Hitachi Data Systems, and others, to attain and maintain 1,000+ advanced certifications. These certifications also enable Datalink to earn special designations, such as Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Premium Partner, Cisco Cloud Infrastructure, Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System Authorized Technology Provider, EMC Signature Partner, and others.

"Transforming a data center to a converged, cloud-ready infrastructure requires cross-discipline capabilities spanning servers, storage, and networks. Datalink's continuous investments in training and hands-on labs are central to maintaining the highest degree of expertise across unified IT infrastructures," said Datalink President and CEO Paul Lidsky. "Our proven expertise, along with a full lifecycle of cloud-enablement services—analysis and design through deployment, support, and management—helps our clients maximize the value of their cloud-based, data centers."

"The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology deployments in the market - and have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Tech Channel. "By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today's customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today's customers value most."

About Datalink
A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com/cloud or www.datalink.com.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Tech Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmtechchannel.

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