TechXtend Offers Cloud Computing/Virtualized Infrastructure Solutions to New Jersey Education, Research & Government Institutions

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VMware, Lenovo, EMC and Extreme Networks technologies available to education & public sector institutions at special rates through NJEDge VMware Enterprise License Agreement and WSCA/NASPO contracts

TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, business intelligence and information management solutions, today announced that public sector institutions in New Jersey can now access the benefits of cloud computing and virtualized infrastructures at special rates. Members of NJEDge.Net, the New Jersey non-profit technology consortium, now have preferred access to VMware virtualization software, in addition to Lenovo servers, desktops, notebooks and tablets, EMC storage solutions, and Extreme Networks networking, wireless and switching hardware.

Fiscal pressures and the desire for academic excellence are driving educational institutions to pursue opportunities for operational efficiencies and shared services. Virtualization and cloud computing are information technology strategies that schools can use to help deliver modern and more effective services to students, educators, administrators and the public.

“Schools, colleges and universities, like all public sector organizations, are under extreme pressure to deliver more services but with lower expense,” said Shawn Giordano, Vice President and General Manager, TechXtend, Inc. “With our 30-year history in serving the public sector, TechXtend has the virtualization/cloud computing expertise to help them achieve these goals, by leveraging NJEDge and WSCA/NASPO contractual economies to facilitate the implementation of efficient shared services delivery systems.”

TechXtend is authorized to provide these technologies at contractual rates through its reseller authorizations by VMware under the NJEDge VMware Enterprise License Agreement and separately by Lenovo, EMC and Extreme Networks under those companies’ participation in the WSCA/NASPO contracts for Computer Equipment, Peripherals & Related Services (WSCA/NASPO-MN) w2-1999 and Data Communications Equipment and Associated OEM Maintenance & Training (WSCA-UT) w7-2002.

Educational, research and local government institutions must be members of NJEDge.Net, in order to participate in the NJEDge VMware Enterprise License Agreement. As public sector institutions, they are also eligible -- along with New Jersey state government agencies -- for the special rates negotiated in National Association of State Procurement Officials/Western States Contracting Alliance (NASPO/WSCA) contracts in which the State of New Jersey participates.
For information on how to order off these contracts, please visit, or contact TechXtend by phone at 800.599.4388 x7246, or email at salesasst(at)techxtend(dot)com.

About TechXtend
TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, business intelligence and information management, and mobile device management, TechXtend helps technology professionals gain optimal return from their investments in software and hardware. With our 30-year Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., a public company since 1995 (NASDAQ: WSTG). For more information, visit , or call +1.800.599.4388, or +1.732.389.8950. Follow us on Twitter (@TechXtend) and Facebook (TechXtend).

About NJEDge.Net
NJEDge.Net is a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. Through its deployment of advanced Internet technologies and digital communication, NJEDge.Net supports its members in their institutional teaching and learning; scholarship; research and development; outreach programs; public service, and economic development. In providing a broadband statewide network, NJEDge.Net creates an environment for interoperability to facilitate productive use of technology across the academic enterprise. NJEDge.Net introduces emerging technologies and state-of-the-art networking to its partners in academia, government and industry for inter-institutional collaboration, scholarship and research. For more information, visit http://www.NJEDge.Net.


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