EMC Appoints ShoreGroup as Premier Velocity² Partner

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Agreement authorizes ShoreGroup to sell EMC's complete portfolio of information infrastructure solutions and services.

ShoreGroup, Inc., a premier converged network and systems management solutions provider, today announced its acceptance into EMC's® Velocity² Partner Program (VPP). Under the EMC Velocity² Partner Program, ShoreGroup is certified to design and deliver EMC's best-of-breed hardware and software storage solutions.

The partnership provides ShoreGroup's clients with highly trained, experienced storage solution consultants that understand the logistical requirements of data storage, backup and recovery, and optimization of their vital information resources. ShoreGroup's services will include the utilization of EMC's proprietary analysis tools to design the most efficient data storage and management solutions for business success.

"We're pleased that EMC has chosen to recognize ShoreGroup's success in transforming traditional data center infrastructure silos into resource groups that can be dynamically aligned for responsiveness and efficiency to meet today's demanding application and business requirements," said Jeff Ortolano, ShoreGroup's Area Sales Director. "The addition of EMC's advanced solutions to our portfolio, and our attainment of Premier Velocity² Partner status, strengthens ShoreGroup's overall value proposition as a single trusted advisor with the ability to align people, process and technology with our client's business objectives."

"EMC complements ShoreGroup's established Cisco® product portfolio, specifically involving the Data Center 3.0 initiative and our design and delivery of leading, end-to-end solutions utilizing Cisco's Nexus Family of switches," said Barry Katzman, ShoreGroup's Senior Integration Practice Manager. "Industry leaders like Cisco and EMC realize that the vision for a virtualized data center tied together by a unified network fabric has a strong dependency on storage area systems and software, and EMC is recognized as the industry leader in storage solutions."

"As an EMC Partner, ShoreGroup's investment in the required training to provide integrated data center networking solutions will allow our organizations to fully support our customer's initiatives heading into 2009," said Jim Finn, EMC's District Partner Manager. "EMC feels that our FLASH drive technology, when combined with the Cisco Nexus platform, will reduce operating costs and drive up productivity within the customer environment. We are very excited to have ShoreGroup on board and part of our team."

About ShoreGroup, Inc.

ShoreGroup delivers a complete portfolio of industry-leading management applications, maintenance solutions, professional services and products for unified communications networks. ShoreGroup develops innovative management applications on its dynamic CaseSentry® platform, eliminating the pitfalls of traditional management systems to enable IT, telecom and contact center support organizations to easily and effectively manage availability, performance, service levels and support processes for complex networked environments. The company's ShorePatrol™ Remote Operations Service delivers the high-quality unified communications monitoring, maintenance and support that organizations rely upon to ensure the availability of their vital business processes. ShoreGroup's Sextant™ Contact Center Analytics solution provides the operational and business visibility that enterprise contact centers require to drive performance and efficiency.

ShoreGroup's professional service solutions provide leading consultation, design and implementation services for high-availability networks. The company's expertise in unified communications including IP Telephony/VoIP and IP contact centers, LAN/WAN, wireless and security produces manageable solutions that optimize business processes, communications, employee productivity and accessibility to enable organizations to derive the maximum business value from their information technology investment. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with advanced specializations, ShoreGroup's service portfolio is backed by solid industry credentials.

Additional information about ShoreGroup's products and services can be found at http://www.shoregroup.com.

EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. Cisco and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. ShoreGroup, ShorePatrol and Sextant are trademarks, and CaseSentry is a registered trademark of ShoreGroup, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Joanne VanAuken
ShoreGroup, Inc.
The ShoreGroup Building
460 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 364-6800


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