SGI Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide

SGI Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide 
Annual Guide Recognizes the Very Best Channel Partner Programs in the
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/14 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the
trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today
announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner
Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of
technology vendors that service solution providers or provide
products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating
recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers
the best partnering elements in their channel programs.  
Through select, strategic channel partnerships around the globe, SGI
ensures customers have access to high quality products and data
center solutions designed to help businesses overcome their biggest
high performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive computing
challenges. SGI's channel partner program is instrumental in
establishing its presence in both foreign and domestic markets,
helping to champion the SGI brand with today's industry leaders. 
To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's
Research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments
in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training,
education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales
support and communication. 
"Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting
vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right
technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,"
said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner
Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel
programs available in the market today to help solution providers
determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their
individual business goals." 
"To be recognized for the fifth year in a row as a 5-Star program in
CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide shows the inherent strength of our
program," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "We are
committed to providing specialized partner programs that help our
partners expand their market reach and improve their bottom line. Our
channel network and focus on providing exceptional solutions to
customers has been a key part of growing SGI's business as it
continues to expand within the HPC and enterprise markets." 
The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on and the
5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of
About SGI
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(HPC), is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding
business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing,
Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions
that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.
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About The Channel Company
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and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and
marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company
provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand
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