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
"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
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
"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
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
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
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