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Ahead Named to Inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250

Ahead Named to Inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 —

Ahead has been named to the inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250. The Tech Elite 250 serves as the industry’s definitive list of VARs with both deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Ahead has been recognized as a best-of-breed integrator who has invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications in the data center space for North American clients.

CRN Editors worked with solution providers and outside experts to define the most important technical certifications in the market today. By mapping certifications against the key technology opportunities as defined by CRN’s State of the Market and Midmarket study, the Tech Elite 250 recognizes the VARs most committed to helping clients innovate while reducing costs.

Ahead is purpose built to enable companies to understand and take advantage of today’s revolutionary technologies. These technologies drive the next-generation data center, which improves agility, availability, and responsiveness, and takes out cost. Its technologists, consultants, and sales team help clients evaluate the potential technical, operational, and financial benefits of these innovative solutions in a timely and eective manner.

“The Tech Elite 250 recognizes an elite group of VARs who are successfully navigating the dynamic IT channel market,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director at Everything Channel. “By adapting to new customer purchasing patterns and redefining best practices, these solution providers are delivering the strategies and value customers demand to compete in today’s competitive economic environment.”

“Ahead is honored to be a member of the first CRN Tech Elite 250,” said Aaron Nack, Ahead’s chief operations officer. “This award acknowledges the success of our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest technical certifications. But we never forget—certification is not a goal in itself. It’s all about providing the technical resources our clients need to cost-effectively take advantage of all the next-generation technologies.”


Ahead is a leading provider of next-generation data center solutions, with specific expertise in virtualization and cloud computing architectures. Ahead designs and implements agile, service-oriented architectures to help clients transform their data centers from a technology-focused environment to a service-delivery platform that brings agility to the business and drives out cost. Solutions are built using a unique, simple, scalable, and repeatable Think | Look | Plan | Move methodology that speeds delivery and lowers risk. For more details, visit


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