Datatel Adds IT Infrastructure Partners to Help Clients Build Strategic Academic Enterprises

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Sirius and VCOMP to Provide Advanced Hardware with Design and Implementation Services

Sirius has a dedicated higher education team that will work closely with Datatel to provide optimized, integrated technical solutions to the Datatel community.

Datatel has partnered with Sirius Computer Solutions and VCOMP Solutions to provide Datatel clients with a secure source for advanced infrastructure design, hardware and software products, and professional services. Both companies bring extensive knowledge, experience and expertise to help build Strategic Academic Enterprises that support student success through optimized IT environments.

These new Datatel partners possess core competencies in sizing, configuration, implementation, and consulting services in a range of areas that includes systems security, networking, and data storage. Both companies are sponsors of the 2010 Datatel Users’ Group Conference and Expo (Twitter: #DUG2010) to take place March 28-31 at National Harbor, Md.

"Our partnerships with Sirius and VCOMP are excellent news for our clients," said Christopher W. Sheppard, director of partner and external relations, Datatel. "These professionals have the expertise and experience in supporting academic institutions to build stable, scalable IT infrastructures that bring out the absolute best performance of Datatel’s array of products. We look forward to working closely with both companies for the benefit of our clients."

Sirius counts more than 6,500 client installations in the United States, including more than 400 at educational institutions. Sirius partners with IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, F5, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware, and maintains over 3,100 technical certifications in its national team of technical and sales professionals.

"Sirius has a dedicated higher education team that will work closely with Datatel to provide optimized, integrated technical solutions to the Datatel community," said Tom Neville, senior vice president of sales, Sirius Computer Solutions. "With over thirty years of demonstrated success in a broad array of vertical markets, we offer a breadth of experience unparalleled by our peers."

VCOMP partners with HP, IBM, Dell, Oracle-Sun, and VMware, among others, and its employees have implemented nearly 200 Datatel installations.

"VCOMP is deeply committed to the Datatel partnership, and we believe our solutions, skills, and expertise will be of great value to Datatel customers. VCOMP’s expertise with virtualization and the development of mission-critical solutions specifically built for Datatel environments will set us apart from other solution providers," said Bob Panos, managing director, VCOMP Solutions.

About Datatel, Inc.
Datatel is a provider of innovative technology products, services, and insight to higher education. Colleges, universities, and technical schools across North America partner with Datatel to build Strategic Academic Enterprises dedicated to achieving student success. The company has focused on higher education since 1979. For more information, visit http://www.datatel.com .

About Sirius Computer Solutions
Backed by 30 years of IT experience, Sirius is a nationally recognized solution provider with a certified team of sales and technical professionals who have the skills, product knowledge, and commitment to help clients develop and implement the right technology solutions to solve their business needs. To help organizations solve complex business challenges and meet business objectives, Sirius has built a nationwide consulting, sales, and services organization that provides best-of-breed technologies from across the full spectrum of information technology, including hardware, software, storage, networking, security, and voice. For more information, please visit http://www.siriuscom.com .

About VCOMP Solutions
VCOMP Solutions is a national IT solutions provider focused on the higher education marketplace. Its team of technical professionals has implemented close to 200 Datatel infrastructure projects on practically every platform and database that Datatel supports, in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments. With services such as its Higher Education Recovery solution, VCOMP can keep academic enterprises running in the event of a disaster. Its team of sales and technical professionals has over 250 years of combined IT experience. For more information, visit http://www.vcompsolutions.com/ .

Contacts:
For Datatel: Peter Abzug, Director of Communications
pda(at)datatel(dot)com; 703.259.2831

For Sirius: Sue Griffin, Director, Corporate Communications
sue(dot)griffin(at)siriuscom(dot)com; 503.430.6311

For VCOMP: Bob Panos, Managing Director
bpanos(at)vcompsolutions(dot)com; 630.760.8030

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