Kovarus Has Become a Vblock™ Qualified Partner

Kovarus to Help Customers Transition to Cloud Computing with Integrated IT Platform from VCE

Jan 10, 2011, 08:00 ET from Kovarus, Inc.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization, today announced it has joined the Vblock™ partner ecosystem, a community of partners that are qualified to augment, resell, and deliver VCE's Vblock Infrastructure Platform. These packages are an element of VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. Now Kovarus can help customers accelerate their adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models to dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving their time to market.

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Kovarus qualifies as a Vblock Qualified Partner through its investment in technical certifications and partner designations for all of the Cisco, EMC and VMware products that comprise the Vblock Infrastructure Platform.

"We were founded on the principle of architecting and integrating virtualization, storage, and networking solutions," said Peter Castaldi, Principal and Co-Founder of Kovarus. "VCE validates our mission to provide comprehensive cloud computing solutions to our customers, and we're excited to promote our vision of a unified and virtualized data center through Vblock and other VCE solutions to come."

Vblock is the industry's first completely integrated, tested and validated IT infrastructure offering that combines best-in-class virtualization, networking, computing, storage and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability. Vblock supports a broad range of operating systems and applications that enable customers to rapidly migrate existing applications to the Vblock Infrastructure Platform to promote virtualization and converged infrastructure adoption.

Vblock was developed by VCE, which was formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel. VCE represents an unprecedented level of collaboration across development, services and partner enablement among three leading IT vendors helping eliminate the burden and risks that consume today's data center resources. For more information on VCE, please visit www.vce.com

About Kovarus

Kovarus, Inc., is a premier technology consulting firm, specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization. With its extensive integrated expertise and proven methodologies, Kovarus helps companies align IT with strategic business goals and maximize their return on technology investments. Kovarus' unique ability to converge virtualization, storage, and networking technologies gives its clients a distinct operational advantage, enabling them to improve the efficiency, performance, and agility of service delivery. More information on Kovarus is available at www.kovarus.com or 650-392-7848.

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