NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven of the country's leading IT consulting firms - AEC Group, Agile 360/Entisys Systems, Gotham Technology Group, IntraSystems, IPM, LPS Integration, and Right! Systems - today announced the official unveiling of M7 Global Partners, a national consortium dedicated to delivering virtual desktop and application delivery solutions to a global base of customers. M7 Global Partners consolidates the capabilities and resources of seven of the most highly respected virtualization solution companies in the nation into a single entity.
"In forming M7 Global Partners, we have essentially created a new class of solution provider – one that offers a higher quality, more diverse pool of resources; broader vertical expertise in the deployment of desktop virtualization and application delivery solutions; a strong commitment to its customers and partners; and the ability to deliver within scope, on-time and anytime," states Mike Strohl, CEO of Entisys Systems and Vice President of M7.
M7 combines the knowledge and experience of more than 200 virtualization consultants and engineers across the United States to provide both national and international customers, system integrators, ISVs and partners with a deeper, more comprehensive skill set. Ira Silverman, CEO of Gotham Technology Group and President of M7, continues on to state, "M7 was formed in response to a market requirement for exceptional national and international virtual desktop providers. There is a huge opportunity for companies with expertise in virtual desktops and the scale to handle large deployments. M7 provides an unbeatable combination of scale and depth in virtual desktop technologies."
M7 has already forged relationships with several leading virtualization technology vendors, including Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Citrix through their V-Alliance program, and has also formed alliances with HP, Akamai, AppSense and Wyse. These relationships have allowed for a tremendous increase in M7's virtualization solution engagements from the desktop to the data center. Jenni Flinders, Vice President of Microsoft U.S. Partner Business states, "We are committed to building a strong partnership with these seven partners who have made a strategic investment with Microsoft technologies and the Microsoft Partner Network."
In addition, Craig Stillwell, Vice President of Americas Channels & Field Operations for Citrix states, "M7 Global Partners is one of the leaders in the desktop virtualization and cloud solution space. They are brilliant advocates of Citrix technology, combining seven of our Platinum-level partners, which is our most elite partner program level. Together they bring a tremendous amount of Citrix talent and experience and are capable of delivering some of the largest and most complex Citrix projects."
Also commenting on the partnership, Brad Rinklin, Akamai Vice President of Global Channel Sales & Marketing stated, "We look forward to teaming with M7 Global Partners to provide enterprises with superior solutions for virtual desktop and application delivery. The M7 Global Partners are all leaders in IT consulting and cloud solutions, and share our vision for making the Internet better for business. We expect the M7 Global Partners will represent an important channel for Akamai going forward."
Myron Bari, CEO of IPM and CFO of M7, concludes by stating, "All of the M7 partners are recognized as the best-of-class virtualization solution providers in our respective regions. Now, with the development of the network, we have the opportunity to deliver that same level of service across the country and ultimately across the world."
M7 Global Partners was founded in 2010 to fulfill the need for highly skilled desktop virtualization and cloud service delivery providers. The organization is a confederation of seven IT solution providers working together to provide full, complete, and high-quality services to its clients and solution providers. By working together, M7 is able to provide a single touch point for clients to reach out to via a network consisting of the top IT solution providers. M7's mission is to increase the value, credibility and reach of the regional value-added solution provider by delivering higher quality, more consistent, centralized relationships and experience to its vendors, system integrators and partners – and most importantly to its customers. Visit www.m7gp.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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