SOURCE: FusionStorm

March 06, 2009 12:00 ET

Demand for FusionStorm Solutions Leads to Expansion in New York and California

FusionStorm Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Offices and Demo Centers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2009) - FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" -- a leading systems integrator and managed service provider, announced today that it will be moving its New York office to a larger space and building into it a brand new state-of-the-art demo center to better support their clients and partners. The company will also be opening an additional office in Bakersfield, CA, a city 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

"Our customer base in the northeast and southwest has grown exponentially in the last few years, and we are expanding to accommodate those clients," said FusionStorm CEO, John Varel. "As part of that effort, we are constructing a multi-functional demo center in New York that gives clients the opportunity to experience our latest technologies at work, live and in person, and we are opening a strategically-located office in Bakersfield that will give clients easier access to our engineers and support staff."

While continuing to serve the existing market in central and southern California, FusionStorm will also be increasing its investment in serving the public sector, which includes the $900 million K-12 educational ERATE segment. (ERATE is a federal program designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.) The company also aims to develop the federal public sector marketplace in the area. Kern County is home to Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, NASA's Dryden Flight Center and Mojave Spaceport, and dozens of defense contractors.

The demo center in the New York office is relocating to a larger space in the world-renowned Penn Plaza to make room for a larger staff and a state-of-the-art demo center.

FusionStorm CEO John Varel said, "It's about commitment. FusionStorm's investment in these offices demonstrates our dedication to serving our current and future clients in the Central Valley and in the greater Los Angeles and New York areas. As a trusted technology solutions provider, we take pride in delivering local sales support and engineering resources, and we know that our clients and partners appreciate that."

FusionStorm's southern California footprint now includes offices in Irvine, San Diego, Glendale and Bakersfield. FusionStorm's northeastern footprint includes offices in New York, NY, Red Bank, NJ, and Franklin, MA.

FusionStorm is currently scheduling a series of solution seminars that will be held in Bakersfield. The first one will include managed services, virtualization and data center concepts and will be held in late March.

The Bakersfield office opened on February 20, 2009.

The address for the Bakersfield office is:
5055 California Ave # 210
Bakersfield, CA 93309-0701
Main Phone: 661-809-2418 (Temporary)
Fax: 661-215-6553

The New York office opened at its new location on February 20, 2009.

The new address for the New York office is:

New York City
14 Penn Plaza
Suite 2100
New  York, NY 10121
Phone: 212 378-6220
Fax: 212-378-6244

About FusionStorm

FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" -- is a leading national provider of IT products, professional services, support contract services and 24x7 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 include 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).

FusionStorm Key Technology Partners

AMD, APC by Schneider, Aruba Networks, Avnet Technology Solutions, Avocet Corporation, Blue Coat Systems, BroadSource, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Dataram Corporation, Contingent Network Services, Data Domain, Dataram, Diligent Technologies Corporation, EMC, Emerson Network Power - Liebert, Emulex, F5 Networks, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, Ingram Micro USA, Juniper, Mimosa Systems, Palo Alto Networks, Pano Logic, QLogic, Quantum, Riverbed Technology, Sagem-Interstar, Sun Microsystems, Symantec Corporation, Synnex, Tech Data, VMware and Websense.

To learn more about upcoming technology events and seminars at FusionStorm, please visit: www.fusionstorm.com/events.

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