CAPS Hosts Revco Hot Ideas Symposium; Attendees Advance New Data Center Recovery and Continuity Solutions

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On November 17th over fifty IT executives gathered at the CAPS Shelton CT data center at the Enterprise Corporate Park for the first Hot Ideas Symposium co-hosted by Revco and Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc. The day-long joint event included networking-oriented breakfast and lunch breaks, interactive discussions and presentations, which addressed existing and future solutions impacting data centers and DR/BC planning, implementation, operations and cost-related issues, by Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ: DTLK), Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), Server Technology, AVTECH Software, Cooper B-Line and CAPS.

We welcomed the opportunity to co-host the Hot Ideas Symposium and establish a long-term relationship with Revco. Having strong ties to long-standing local firms like Revco is an integral part of our new business approach as well as CAPS new brand image.

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On November 17th over fifty IT executives gathered at the CAPS Shelton CT data center at the Enterprise Corporate Park for the first Hot Ideas Symposium co-hosted by Revco, a regional Value Added Reseller (VAR) with over forty-one years of experience, and Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc., a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider.

The day-long joint event included networking-oriented breakfast and lunch breaks coupled with presentations and interactive discussions. General and technical presentations addressed both existing and future solutions impacting data centers, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity planning, implementation, operations and cost-related issues. The symposium’s featured speakers were management and technical executives from Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ: DTLK), Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), Server Technology, AVTECH Software, Cooper B-Line and CAPS.

The morning began with Revco president Mr. Bob Von Stein’s welcoming remarks and introduction of co-host and opening speaker, Mr. Peter Messina, senior vice president and chief operating officer of CAPS, who gave a talk on protecting against business interruption with a comprehensive business resilience and disaster recovery solution.

Afterwards, Mr. Brendan Flaherty, northeast representative, and Mr. Dick Sonderegger, storage engineer, of Datalink Corporation came to the podium to speak about how to develop an effective backup and disaster recovery strategy using VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Avocent’s Ms. Kris Chartier, northeast district sales manager, and Mr. Jon Lorton, SE, followed with a detailed talk on how to know, plan and manage a data center more efficiently.

The morning session concluded with a presentation offering key insights on measuring power and efficiency within a "green" data center by Mr. John Dynan, the regional manager of Server Technology.

Opening the afternoon session was Mr. Michael Sigourney, the president and co-founder of AVTECH Software. His presentation covered how to avoid the "Big 7" environmental threats facing data centers. Continuing the environmental theme, Mr. Nick Tosca, Cooper B-Line’s eastern regional representative, spoke about thermal management solutions that effectively handle heat in the data center. Closing comments by Revco’s Von Stein, networking conversations and a tour of the CAPS data center and workstation facilities wrapped up the day.

“We welcomed the opportunity to co-host the Hot Ideas Symposium and establish a long-term relationship with Revco,” said Peter J. Messina, senior vice president and chief operating officer of CAPS. “Having strong ties to long-standing local firms like Revco is an integral part of our new business approach as well as CAPS new brand image.”

“The Hot Ideas Symposium series got off to a very successful start. I was very pleased with the large turnout and positive response to its concept, topics, guest speakers and location,” said Bob Von Stein, president of Revco. “We look forward to working together with CAPS to create a long-running series that consistently serves the region with forward-thinking insights.”

CAPS SAS 70 Type II facilities serve the southeastern states surrounding metro Atlanta and the northeast states forming the Boston-New York metro business corridor. CAPS supports large enterprise and SMB clients with colocation, managed services, data backup, workstation facilities, failover and notification communication systems, mobile disaster recovery and DR/BC services. Forrester’s 2008 WaveTM report cited CAPS as a “strong performer” in the Fixed-Site Disaster Recovery Service Provider category; “CAPS can offer high-performance solutions in its region, and boasts very high customer satisfaction levels.”

About AVTECH Software, Inc.:
AVTECH Software Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1988, develops and manufactures IT & facilities environment monitoring equipment specifically designed to monitor advanced computer rooms, data centers and other facilities. AVTECH's Room Alert and TemPageR product lines monitor a wide range of conditions including temperature, humidity, power interruptions or failures, flood/water, smoke/fire, airflow, room entry and much more. Their unique combination of hardware and software allows easy remote monitoring via a web browser or software and keeps managers and staff informed by all popular methods when events occur. AVTECH's customer base extends around world in 104 countries and on Antarctica. With 20 years of experience, AVTECH has become the industry leader, serving many thousands of data centers and facilities of all sizes. Their customer base consists of over 80% of the Fortune 1000, all branches of the U.S. government & military, the White House, Pentagon, United Nations, leading educational institutions and organizations of all types.

About Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc.:
CAPS, an IT infrastructure total solutions provider, has flexible, scalable solutions for the entire enterprise. SMB and large cap clients house real-time production or backup, disaster recovery and business continuity operations at our first-class data centers and workstation facilities. CAPS facilities offer custom colocation packages, various levels of managed services, disk-to-disk data backup/archiving/storage, failover and notification systems, mobile recovery support, secured 7x24 access, carrier/vendor-neutral access to top telecom vendors, SAS70 Type II compliance and a “best of breed” data center infrastructure for ongoing operations. CAPS serves the Boston-New York corridor and the Atlanta region plus the surrounding states. Please visit us at http://www.capsbrs.com.

About Datalink:
A virtual data center infrastructure, solutions, and services provider Datalink helps organizations store, manage, and protect one of their most critical assets--information. The company's solutions and services span four practices: backup and recovery; consolidation and virtualization; archive and compliance; and business applications. From analysis and design to implementation, management, and support, Datalink is focused on maximizing the business value of IT. For more information about Datalink services, contact Datalink at (800) 448-6314, or visit Datalink online at http://www.datalink.com.

About Revco:
Revco provides top quality, intelligently designed, innovative products to the data processing industry. Their offerings include server cabinets, Comm/Data equipment racks, cable management products, control room furniture, NOC furniture, environment monitors and cabinet power distribution units (PDUs). They also focus on the design and configuration of data center infrastructure management solutions that include KVM-over-IP switching, serial and console control, Service Processor (iLO, DRAC, RSA, ALOM, etc.) managers, power control and monitoring as well as centralized software for secure Out-of-Band (OOB) management of physical and virtual IT assets. Revco is located in Trumbull, CT. For more information, contact Revco at (800) 500-1346, or on the web at http://www.revco-inc.com.

About Server Technology:
Server Technology, Inc. designs and manufactures intelligent power distribution products for enterprise data centers, service providers and branch office locations. Founded in 1984, Server Technology is recognized as a leader in innovative Remote Power Management solutions. The company’s line of Sentry™ power products eliminates unnecessary trips to remote locations and minimizes the impact of locked-up internetworking equipment on business critical networks, combining intelligent power distribution, remote management and power measurement. Server Technology is located in Reno, Nevada and can be reached at (800) 835-1515, or on the Web at http://www.servertech.com.

Media Contacts:

AVTECH Software, Inc.
Michael Sigourney
P: (401) 628-1600

Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc.
Michael Vallone
BlueEyes Marketing
P: (646) 643-9081

Datalink Corporation
Cheryl Scholz
P: (952) 279-4829

Revco
Bob Von Stein
P: (203) 378-1200

Server Technology Inc.
Calvin Nicholson
Director of Marketing
P: (800) 835-1515

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