Long View Systems Named Authorized Professional Service Partner by NetApp

Calgary, AB, April 7, 2009 -Leading IT solutions provider and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) Star Level Partner Long View Systems (Long View) today announced it has been certified as a NetApp Authorized Professional Service Partner (APSP). This achievement further enhances Long View's distinct value proposition and enables the company to drive forward further successes selling and delivering end-to-end professional services, from pre-sales and hardware delivery through to full implementation, to complement NetApp® products and solutions.

"This is a tremendous achievement for Long View and our consultants, who have worked hard to achieve this recognition," said Dan Sottile, Senior Vice President, North American Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at Long View. "Long View consultants have successfully completed the same extensive training required for NetApp Global Services personnel. They have access to the same best-in-class tools and methodologies used by NetApp Professional Services engineers. The decision of NetApp to award Authorized Professional Service Partner status reflects the value that vendors gain from partnering with Long View to deliver specialized products and professional services to the marketplace."

Under the Authorized Professional Service Partner Program, Long View will establish a dedicated team focused entirely on presales, bid support, and solution design. As a single point of management, the team will use a straightforward engagement methodology. The in-house team of Long View consultants, with access to technical support from NetApp, are then able to deliver rapid implementations following NetApp best practices, ensuring customers have a better total experience.

"We are pleased to announce that Long View Systems is our newest Authorized Professional Service Partner," said Todd Palmer, vice president of Americas Channels at NetApp. "NetApp is dedicated to investing in its channel partners to help them best meet the data center needs of their customers. This is especially important given today's tough economy and the demand many companies have to increase data center and storage efficiency. The Authorized Professional Service Partner Program is just one of many investments NetApp is making to help partners provide the best storage solutions and high-quality support and implementation to customers."

"Long View and NetApp have similar corporate cultures and a history of innovation together. With industry-leading NetApp storage solutions and Long View's award-winning consulting and integration services capabilities, we make a very strong team," Sottile concluded. "When compared to other organizations you'll find that the depth and breadth of Long View's resources is greater than almost all our competitors'. We understand IT in the enterprise, we understand storage technology, and we understand NetApp, and that creates an unparalleled level of value for our customers."

About Long View Systems
Long View is one of the largest and fastest growing IT solutions and services companies with over 550 technical consultants operating from offices across North America. We offer project based technology solutions focused on IT infrastructure, as well as end-to-end operational outsourcing solutions for SMB to enterprise customers. We provide our clients with some of the best IT people anywhere and we have senior technical experts in key technology areas like virtualization, storage, managed IT services, networking solutions, unified communications, user support, and data center.

Our rapid growth, customer references, and our ability to attract the very best IT experts has made us an industry leader in providing companies with innovative, flexible, and cost-effective IT solutions and services. We are committed to being the best and continue to receive awards in technical expertise and customer service excellence from many of the top manufacturers in the industry. For more information, please visit www.longviewsystems.com.

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For more information please contact:
Souzan Basmahjian
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Long View Systems
Telephone: (403) 515-6900
Email: souzan.basmajian@lvs1.com