Akibia Attains Platinum Partner Status with Riverbed Technology

Aug 09, 2011, 14:00 ET from Akibia

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akibia, a leading provider of consulting, integration and support for data center, network and security solutions, announced today that the company attained platinum partner status in the Riverbed® Partner Network Program (RPN), based on the completion of certifications, increased sales volume, and successful customer deployments of Riverbed Technology wide area network (WAN) optimization and application-aware network performance management (NPM) solutions.

"We are honored to be recognized by Riverbed as a platinum partner," said Tom Tucker, President and CEO of Akibia. "Attaining platinum partner status showcases the technical ability and certification level of our talented sales, engineering and support teams who are valued, trusted advisors to our clients."

"We are pleased to welcome Akibia to platinum level status within the Riverbed Partner Network," said Randy Schirman, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, at Riverbed. "Akibia has demonstrated a deep commitment to solving its customers' WAN-related performance issues associated with virtualization, remote office connectivity, disaster recovery and server consolidation by deploying Riverbed solutions."

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Riverbed delivers hardware, software and virtualized solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data.  Virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing promise huge cost savings and improved efficiencies, but as users move farther from their data, slow applications and file transfers can stall these strategic initiatives. Riverbed delivers to the remote office and mobile workers the same "local area network (LAN)-like" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the WAN optimization and application-aware NPM markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

About Akibia (www.akibia.com)

Akibia, a Zensar company, provides innovative Infrastructure Management solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with our customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability, reliability and performance of their data center, network and security infrastructure. Using its multi-shore capabilities, Akibia combines expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service to help IT organizations reduce costs, increase efficiencies and manage risk in the data center.

About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)  

Zensar Technologies is among the top 20 software services providers from India. Zensar is the world's first enterprise-wide SEI CMM Level 5 Company and was also later certified as a CMMI Level 5 Company with industry expertise that spans Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Energy and Utilities, Media and Connected Services – Government, Education and Healthcare. An RPG Group company, Zensar has more than 6000 employees with sales and operations presence across US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Middle East, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and Japan. The Company delivers comprehensive services in mission-critical applications, enterprise applications, e-business, BPO and Knowledge Services. The Company has developed tools and methodologies, including the proprietary Solution Blue Print (SBP), which enables its clients with innovative business solutions and a rapid 'go-to-market' capability. The Company supports Fortune 500 clients with software business solutions that help them compete in the digital economy.

About RPG Enterprises (www.rpg.com)

RPG Enterprises is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. With over 16 companies in its fold, the group has a strong presence in 8 business sectors. Established in 1979, RPG Enterprises is one of India's fastest growing business groups with a turnover touching Rs. 17,000 cr. The group has more than sixteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Power, Tyre, Infrastructure, IT, Retail, Entertainment, Carbon Black and Specialty.

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