Veeam Software to Lead Sponsors at Lifeboat Distribution 2011 Partner Summit

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– Intel Software, MindJet and SmartBear Software also sponsors of October 13th Atlantic City, NJ event –

“The Lifeboat Partner Summit is a great event, providing CDW with opportunities to network with current vendor partners and to connect with new ones,” said Samera Ali, Purchasing Supervisor, CDW.

Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced Veeam Software as the marquee sponsor – and Intel Software, MindJet and SmartBear Software as premier sponsors – of Lifeboat’s 2011 annual reseller partner meeting. This year’s Lifeboat Distribution Cross-Channel Connexion Partner Summit will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.

“We are delighted that Veeam, Intel, MindJet and SmartBear have committed to be lead sponsors for our 2011 Partner Summit,” said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager, Lifeboat Distribution. “We're looking forward to another great event and to connecting our reseller partners with some terrific opportunities to build and extend their businesses.”

Each year, business development and technical leaders from resellers around the world attend the Lifeboat Partner Summit to connect with channel executives from Lifeboat's leading software publisher partners. The one-day event takes place in a vendor fair setting that is conducive to one-on-one business and technical discussions.

“Veeam is pleased to be the Marquee Sponsor for Lifeboat’s 2011 Partner Business Development Summit,” said Tammy Kumfer, Director, Americas Distribution, Veeam Software. “We really like the event. It’s sized perfectly, so we’re able to spend quality time with reseller attendees discussing how Veeam solutions can help build their businesses. The event is always well-planned – with the attention to detail and the high energy you expect from Lifeboat Distribution.”

“The Lifeboat Partner Summit is a great event, providing CDW with opportunities to network with current vendor partners and to connect with new ones,” said Samera Ali, Purchasing Supervisor, CDW. “In addition, there are such amazing learning opportunities at the event, and we’re looking forward to attending this year.”

“The Lifeboat Partner Summit exceeded all our expectations! It provided a great opportunity to learn about the latest best-of-breed products in a fun and energetic setting,” said Craig Stein, Partner & Solutions Architect, The Mirazon Group. “The Lifeboat team knew our company objectives and introduced us to several new vendors that we needed to enhance our solution offerings. We made some great partnerships with new vendors and deepened our relationship with existing partners. We will definitely come back in 2011.”

In addition to Veeam, Intel, Mindjet, SmartBear, software vendors currently committed to attend and exhibit at the Lifeboat 2011 Partner Summit include Acronis, BitDefender, Datacore, Datawatch, Embarcadero, Flexera, Open-E, Oracle/MySQL, Quest Software, Storagecraft, TechSmith, ACD Systems, Corel, LiquidWare Labs, Nero, Starwind, and WinZip.

More Information
Resellers and solutions providers may learn more and register to attend the Partner Summit at Vendors interested in being an event sponsor should contact Lifeboat Vendor Relations by email at

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, 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, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter:

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