SOURCE: CRI Technologies

June 10, 2008 13:31 ET

CRI Technologies Wins VMware Technical Achievement Award

Company Recognized for Technical Excellence, Number of VMware Certified Professionals and Volume of Services Delivered

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - CRI Technologies, a leading virtualization professional services and consulting firm specializing in maximizing customers' virtualization investments and a VMware Premier Partner, today announced that it received the 2008 VMware Technical Achievement Award at the VMware Partner Exchange conference which took place on May 6th, 2008 in San Diego. CRI Technologies received this honor out of a field of more than 4,870 eligible Americas partners.

"We are proud to receive VMware's Technical Achievement Award for 2008," said CRI Technologies CEO, Howard Pavony. "CRI Technologies will remain focused on creating an organization that drives the standard for virtualization consulting and professional services. Our best practices guidelines, operational readiness and a clear business focus on technology, remain a differentiator as we help mid-enterprise companies recognize the promise of maximizing virtualization ROI."

"We continue to be impressed with CRI Technologies' commitment to VMware and the virtualization market as a whole," said Steve Houck, vice president of worldwide channels at VMware. "CRI Technologies has built an excellent service delivery practice around the VMware platform and we expect our relationship to expand and gain momentum in 2008."

CRI Technologies is currently preparing the official launch of VIRTERA (visit www.virteratech.com) as part of its initial acquisition of Computer Resolutions in August 2007 to establish a nationwide professional services company focused on virtualization. Through significant investments, a new management team and a pure consulting growth strategy focus, CRI Technologies expects this strategy will best serve its clients' virtualization needs and provide a clear roadmap for scaling their future environments, platforms and investments.

CRI Technologies continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to VMware and the pursuit of excellence in virtualization services. The selection criteria for this year's award included:

--  Technical Excellence in Delivering Services
--  Number of VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) employed
--  Volume of Services Delivered
    

CRI Technologies will continue to invest in architecting and taking to market a wide range of professional services offerings that leverage virtualization. "This award underscores our dramatic growth in technical and sales personnel to support the delivery of sophisticated solutions around virtualization. To date, our company employs 24 VAC VMware Certified Professional's (VCP) and 54 services accreditations across a broad range of areas. We will continue to collaborate with VMware on new market opportunities to extend the VMware Infrastructure footprint," concluded Pavony.

About CRI Technologies

CRI Technologies is a leading independent Information Technology (IT) professional services and consulting firm delivering virtualization technology solutions and services to companies nationwide. CRI Technologies' proven Virtual Operations Framework (VOF) methodology uniquely ensures successful and rapid adoption of virtualization technologies while ensuring optimum return on organizations' IT investments. CRI Technologies' team of certified IT architects and consultants develop, deploy and manage Virtual Infrastructure (VI) solutions designed to solve today's most challenging IT issues while its industry-unique vAssure Strategy group tests and analyzes virtualization trends across the entire virtual ecosystem. CRI Technologies was founded in 2007 with headquarters located in Shelton, CT.

For additional information please visit www.CRI1.com.

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