SOURCE: Avocent

Avocent

May 05, 2009 06:00 ET

Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) Is Named Avocent Certified Elite Partner

Trusted Solutions Provider in Avocent's Service Delivery Network Take Command® Program

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced that Enterprise Control Systems has achieved Elite level status for 2009, meeting the stringent requirements of Avocent's award-winning Take Command® channel program for 2009. Enterprise Control Systems is designated as an Elite Partner in the Take Command® program and is accredited as a Certified Partner. Partners achieving this status have invested their time and resources in training and have committed to becoming experts in Avocent infrastructure management and planning solutions and services. Avocent's service delivery network offers a broad range of desktop and data center solutions.

As a qualified and trusted services provider of Avocent hardware and software solutions, Enterprise Control Systems can help large and mid-sized companies and SMBs save time and money by implementing secure and remote management solutions in global data centers and by allowing access and control of multi-vendor hardware, software and embedded devices through a single software management interface.

The Elite Partner designation represents the highest level within Avocent's Take Command® program. Partners who attain this level have developed a complete competence in selling and supporting Avocent's enterprise solutions and can provide customers with the full support offering that they demand.

"Avocent has developed a comprehensive training program that ensures that Enterprise Control Systems' engineers are trained and certified in the newest data center technologies from Avocent, enabling them to apply these offerings to solve the problems of enterprises today, from the desktop to the data center," said Tracy Collins, Director of Reseller Sales for Avocent's Take Command channel program. "We appreciate the investment and commitment that Enterprise Control Systems has made to selling and supporting our solutions and look forward to working together to meet the needs of our shared customers in 2009 and beyond."

"Achieving both the level of Elite in the Take Command® program and the status of Certified Partner appealed to us because we see firsthand the challenges that enterprises face in efficiently planning, accessing and managing mission critical data center assets as they run their business," said Stephen Dixon, Vice President of Technical Services at Enterprise Control Systems. "Avocent's solutions ease that complexity for our customers. With Avocent we also have the opportunity to extend professional services delivering ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and best practices in the data center to customers."

About Enterprise Control Systems

A Privately held company founded in 1998, Enterprise Control Systems, is a Value Added Reseller and technology integrator specialized in installing, growing and maintaining data centers, remote IT facilities and other dense computing environments. As an Avocent Platinum Elite Value Added Reseller, the focus of Enterprise Control Systems is to provide solutions for Multiple Server Management, Remote Server Control and Data Center Facilities management. Enterprise Control Systems provides in depth site and needs analysis, solutions design, system installation and integration, and ongoing support for all our products. Enterprise Control Systems has offices in the greater Seattle, WA and Phoenix, AZ areas. Additional information is available at www.datacenterexperts.com or by calling 1-800-570-5755.

About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT operations management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical IT environments 24/7 via integrated, centralized software. Additional information is available at www.avocent.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with acquisitions and acquisition integration, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, and risks associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2009. Other risks may be detailed from time to time in reports to be filed with the SEC. Avocent does not undertake any obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements based on events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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