SOURCE: FusionStorm

August 12, 2008 12:30 ET

FusionStorm Named F5 Networks' VAR Partner of the Year

F5 Recognizes FusionStorm's Sales Abilities and Technical Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" -- a leading systems integrator and managed service provider, announced that the company has been awarded the prestigious VAR Partner of the Year award by F5 Networks. The award was presented at the F5 Americas Partner Summit 2008 recently held in New Orleans.

F5, the global leader in application delivery networking, recognized FusionStorm as VAR Partner of the Year for the Americas based upon sales growth, pre- and post-sales technical abilities and account alignments.

This past year, FusionStorm achieved over 900 percent growth. The company is being recognized for outstanding account management as well as top-notch engineering capabilities on F5 products and solutions and post-sales technical engagement in FusionStorm and F5 accounts.

John Varel, CEO of FusionStorm, stated, "We are very proud to receive this award from F5. Our team has worked very hard in collaboration with F5 Networks over the past year to produce creative marketing campaigns, superior sales management alignment and one of the best engineering teams in the country. I think we can say that this is a true partnership."

Steve Hale, VP of F5's North America Partner Organization, stated, "In Northern California, the FusionStorm sales engagement model alignment with F5's field sales team has been outstanding. They have seen tremendous growth in their pipeline over the last year. This momentum is beginning to carry to other FusionStorm offices and we're looking forward to another great year in 2009."

About FusionStorm

FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" -- is a leading national provider of IT products, professional services, support contract services and 24 x 7 managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, voice-over-IP communications, security, database, disaster recovery, managed hosting and remote managed services, both on- site and in the data center. FusionStorm is the VARBusiness, VAR of the Year for 2006/7. FusionStorm offices are located in San Francisco (HQ), Santa Clara, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Albuquerque, Chicago, Dallas, Cincinnati, Bethesda, Boston, and Tampa. The company's web site is www.fusionstorm.com and the toll-free phone number is 800.228.TECH (8324).

To learn more about F5 products and FusionStorm IT Solutions, please visit: www.fusionstorm.com/f5

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