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Datalink Named to CRN’s 2013 Tech Elite 250



  Datalink Named to CRN’s 2013 Tech Elite 250

    Third Annual List Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical
            Expertise and Premier Certifications in North America

Business Wire

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- March 12, 2013

Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and
services, today announced it has been named to CRN’s third annual list of the
Tech Elite 250. Companies that are part of the 2013 Tech Elite 250 represent
an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and
education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT
channel for data center and cloud infrastructures.

Being named to the Tech Elite 250 is a testament to Datalink’s ongoing
commitment to advanced technical training to deepen its expertise in
transformational data center technologies, such as cloud computing. Datalink
leverages the training programs of its partner community, including NetApp,
Cisco, VMware, EMC, Symantec, Hitachi Data Systems, and others, to attain and
maintain 1,000+ advanced certifications. These certifications also enable
Datalink to earn special designations, such as Cisco and NetApp FlexPod
Premium Partner, Cisco Cloud Infrastructure, Cisco Data Center Unified
Computing System Authorized Technology Provider, EMC Signature Partner, and
others.

“Transforming a data center to a converged, cloud-ready infrastructure
requires cross-discipline capabilities spanning servers, storage, and
networks. Datalink’s continuous investments in training and hands-on labs are
central to maintaining the highest degree of expertise across unified IT
infrastructures,” said Datalink President and CEO Paul Lidsky. “Our proven
expertise, along with a full lifecycle of cloud-enablement services—analysis
and design through deployment, support, and management—helps our clients
maximize the value of their cloud-based, data centers.”

“The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of solution
providers that have invested in training and technical know-how to help their
customers understand the benefits of some of the most sophisticated technology
deployments in the market – and have shown a dedication to helping customers
innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President,
Editorial Director at UBM Tech Channel. “By identifying and adapting to the
skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the
Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and
services that today’s customers value most.”

About Datalink
A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and
mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more
efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink
helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a
focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from
consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink
solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection,
advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable
performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more
information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com/cloud or
www.datalink.com.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media,
research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30
years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech 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. UBM Tech Channel is a UBM company. To learn more
about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on
Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmtechchannel.

Datalink Additional Resources

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Visit Datalink on Facebook.
View Datalink videos on YouTube.
Connect with Datalink on LinkedIn.

Contact:

S&S Public Relations, Inc. for Datalink
Mallory Snitker, 847-415-9300
msnitker@sspr.com
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