NetApp Named 2009 CRN Channel Champion

The survey rated more than 100 vendors in 24 key product and service categories. The categories included: Client Security Software; Collaboration Software; Data & Information Management; Enterprise Networking Hardware; Flat Panel Displays 19″-30″; High Capacity Hard Drives (300GB+); Middleware; Midrange Servers; Multifunction Printers; Network Security; Appliances; Network Security Software; Network Storage; Notebooks/Mobile Computers; Power Protection and Management; Server/Application Virtualization; SMB Business Software Suites; SMB Networking Hardware; SMB Wireless LANs; SMB External Storage; SMB Volume Servers; Storage Management Software/Data Protection Software; Systems and Network Management Software; Unified Communications/Voice-over-IP Technology; and Workgroup Color Printers.

“We are honored to receive this award from CRN,” said Julie Parrish, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at NetApp. “It’s particularly special that this recognition comes straight from the feedback channel partners provide based on the value they see working with NetApp. NetApp is dedicated to investing in its channel and opening up new opportunities for our partners-we will continue to work closely with our partners to further their businesses, especially in the current challenging economic environment.”

“Solution Providers have come to rely on the CRN Channel Champions study as a way to evaluate the leading technology vendors in the Channel today. We congratulate the winners for delivering high-quality solutions that satisfy business partners,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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