SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan today announced that Gary Marks, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, has been named a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN magazine for the third consecutive year. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.
Marks was recognized for expanding Raritan's channel program and partner/alliance ecosystem; and, in supporting and assisting partners in growing their businesses by selling Raritan's IT infrastructure solutions that address today's data center challenges -- including capacity and energy management, and operations uptime. His leadership role in advancing Green IT in the industry was also recognized.
This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen by the CRN editorial staff. Applicants were judged based on policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.
"I want to personally thank our valued partners and customers, and the entire Raritan team," said Marks. "Together, we have helped advance more efficient data centers. Thanks to our combined efforts, customers are able to manage their IT infrastructures and resources more efficiently and nimbly in order to deliver business value. I look forward to working with our channel and alliance partners this year to build on our success and momentum."
CRN also recognized Raritan by naming the company to the "CRN Data Center 100" list that highlights the top "vendors, technologies and executives that are powering the data center in 2011." According to the magazine, "Raritan is a leading provider of IT infrastructure solutions to manage power efficiency and improve data center productivity."
"The CRN Channel Chiefs list is a comprehensive listing of the leading channel executives at vendor organizations and their accomplishments," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This prestigious list serves as a valuable must-read for solution providers looking to get to right contacts within the vendor community. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."
About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.
About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes. In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions -- including intelligent PDUs, energy management software, KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access products -- provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries. For more information, visit Raritan.com. Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations. The company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency's data center initiative.
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