IP Pathways Named to CRN’s 2012 List of Tech Elite 250: Second Annual List recognized IT Solution Providers with deep technical expertise in North America

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IP Pathways’ announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel.

In just four short years, IP Pathways has delivered on this vision by becoming one of the 250 most certified VARs in the US.

IP Pathways’ announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

“IP Pathways is an engineering driven organization. We strive to achieve the highest certification levels with the manufacturing partners we represent. When we founded the company in 2007, we did so to become the leading technical expert around data storage and virtualization solutions. In just four short years, IP Pathways has delivered on this vision by becoming one of the 250 most certified VARs in the US,” says Joe Shields, President of IP Pathways.

“The 2012 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of Solution Providers that have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at UBM Channel. “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s end-users value most.”

Wade Brower, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of IP Pathways states, “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by CRN in the 2012 Tech Elite. Our team has worked hard to become one of the most highly certified VARs in the country. We strive to be the leading technical expert in virtualization and data center infrastructure solutions. We believe our inclusion by CRN, in this prestigious list, validates our hard work and commitment to excellence. We would like to thank our employees for their hard work and our partners for their commitments to IP Pathways”.
A sample of CRN’s 2012 “Tech Elite 250” list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and online at http://www.crn.com.

IP Pathways:
IP Pathways, Leading the Data Center RevolutionSM, provides solutions that reduce complexity within your IT infrastructures by reducing data center footprints, consolidating data storage and management, simplifying virtualization and optimizing application performance & security. The company’s goal is to have happy customers, happy manufacturing partners and happy employees. IP Pathways’ strategy is to customize internal and hybrid cloud solutions to allow customers to leverage their existing IT infrastructure investments while increasing utilization of human capital & equipment.

IP Pathways lives in the data center and specializes in the following areas of the IT environment: Data Storage, Server & Desktop Virtualization, Core Networking, Servers & Unified Computing Systems and Application Performance & Security.

IP Pathways represents leading Tier 1 manufacturers of IT hardware and software such as VMware, NetApp and Cisco and focuses on FlexPod™ for VMware cloud infrastructures and is a leading expert in VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions.

These are the core values that IP Pathways lives each day:
1.    Do Whatever It Takes For The Customer
2.    Be An Engineering Driven Organization
3.    Associate With & Represent Only Best-In-Breed Technology Hardware & Software Solutions
4.    Be A Leader In Technology Thought and Innovation
5.    Become The Technical Expert In Whatever We Do
6.    Embrace Face-to-Face Communication With Our Customers, Co-Workers and Vendors
7.    Be Creative and Open-Minded
8.    Be Passionate and Determined
9.    Get In Over Your Head and Love Every Minute Of It
10.    Build A Positive Team and Family Spirit

For more information call 515.422.9300 or visit http://www.ippathways.com.

UBM Channel:
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM:
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. They inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM focuses on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Their 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com

Imagine Virtually Anything:
Imagine Virtually Anything “IVA” is a program combing the strengths of Cisco, NetApp and VMware to offer virtualized dynamic data centers. This shared virtualized data vision is built on a flexible, cost-effective, high-performance framework that provides high-availability, secure multi-tenancy and simplified management with integrated support.

To learn more about the Cisco, NetApp, VMware alliance visit, http://www.imaginevirtuallyanything.com/us.

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