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April 19, 2010 08:30 ET

Akorri Awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Partner Rating

PartnerPoint Program Recognized as Exceptional by Leading Channel Authority

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for its PartnerPoint program. Additionally, the PartnerPoint was recognized with a five-star rating representative of an exceptional program.

Akorri's partner program was awarded a Five-Star recognition in the Emerging Companies category in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

Akorri's tiered PartnerPoint program offers premier channel members additional marketing and sales support benefits as well as giving all channel partners better online education and certification, additional marketing resources, deal registration and margin protection to support the growth of Akorri's channel partner business. The PartnerPoint Program allows each partner to tailor its program to specific business and customer needs and supports each with a variety of programs to help ensure success and meet their specific business goals, objectives and requirements.

"We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year's Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

"Akorri's unique PartnerPoint program allows us to meet our specific business and customer goals ensuring that our customers can best optimize their virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure resources," said Kent Christensen, Virtualization Practice Manager at Datalink. "We are pleased that Everything Channel has recognized Akorri's commitment to their partners and excellent partner program."

"PartnerPoint is an industry-leading channel program that drives growth and profitability for our resellers, so being an authorized Akorri BalancePoint distributor, especially in light of this impressive recognition, is a win-win for Avnet and our partners," said Kim Hofmann, director of Avnet Technology Solutions' Storage Solutions Practice. "Our reseller partners rely on us to help them grow their businesses. The benefits and opportunities of this program, combined with Akorri's commitment to ensuring that it is worthy of five stars from Everything Channel, makes it even easier for us to accelerate our partners' success."

"With our 100% channel model, Akorri places a strong emphasis on meeting its resellers' needs as well as finding well-respected partners, who have proven experience in providing the right data center solutions for their customer. Our PartnerPoint program demonstrates the importance we place on our channel partnerships by committing to the highest levels of support and service possible," said Warren Mead, vice president of North America sales for Akorri. "We thank Everything Channel for awarding our PartnerPoint program with the five-star partner rating and look forward to continuing to meet our partners' needs."

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel's research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors' responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing, and demand generation. To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, Midsize, Small and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star appears in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com.

About Akorri
Akorri develops cross-domain analytical software solutions that optimize performance and utilization in the dynamic data center. BalancePoint virtual infrastructure management software provides automated, infrastructure-wide visibility and analysis to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization and improve performance for both virtual and physical servers and storage. IT organizations use BalancePoint to reduce IT infrastructure total cost of ownership and ultimately enable a service oriented infrastructure. Follow Akorri at http://twitter.com/Akorri. For more information, visit www.akorri.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

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