SOURCE: Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution

March 15, 2011 11:00 ET

Lifeboat Distribution Names Veeam Software 2010 Partner of Year

Acronis and Intel Software Also Receive Recognition for Business Growth and Commitment to Reseller Channel Partnership

SHREWSBURY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced that Veeam Software, Acronis and Intel have been recognized with prestigious Partner of the Year awards for 2010. Veeam received Lifeboat's 2010 Partner of the Year, Acronis was Lifeboat's 2010 Growth Partner and Intel Software received the Lifeboat Navigator Partner Award for total channel commitment. These awards are given annually to the software vendor partners judged to have contributed the most to Lifeboat's total business, to its business growth and to its ideal of channel partnership, respectively.

"Lifeboat's record 52% year-over-year revenue increase for 2010 was due in no small part to our stellar partnerships with Veeam, Acronis and Intel Software," said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager, Lifeboat Distribution in presenting the awards. "Their fantastic support and commitment to the solution provider channel has propelled our resellers' business growth worldwide with high-opportunity, high-value solutions."

"It is a great honor to receive Lifeboat's 2010 Partner of the Year Award," said Rick Hoffman, Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances for Veeam. "Together, Lifeboat Distribution, its resellers and Veeam help ensure enterprises worldwide have access to innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data protection, enabling our joint customers to reduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the benefits of virtualization."

"We are pleased to be recognized by Lifeboat Distribution as their Growth Partner for 2010," said Izzy Azeri, senior vice president & general manager, Americas, at Acronis. "As demand grows for data backup and recovery solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, through its network of resellers, Lifeboat has helped customers across the Americas enjoy the compelling value of Acronis data protection, virtualization and disaster recovery solutions."

"We are extremely pleased to receive this year's Navigator award from Lifeboat," said Phil De La Zerda, Director of Sales for Intel's Developer Products Division. "Our excellent relationship with Lifeboat has helped considerably in rapidly building momentum for our software development products, most especially the recently released Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel Cluster Studio."

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels.

Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeboatvad.

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