Champion Solutions Group named as one of the 30 Cloud VARs That Get It by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine

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Boca Raton, FL- (September 27, 2010) – Champion Solutions Group, an IT solutions and services provider, today announced their organization has been recognized as one of the “30 Cloud VARs That Get It” by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. Everything Channel’s editorial team has been reporting daily on cloud news and ferreting out the solution providers on the forefront making investments. Solution providers were chosen for this award based on the expertise of the editors covering the cloud market.

After featuring the top 100 cloud vendors in the January issue, cloud has become one of the most heavily trafficked topics on the CRN site, bringing in more than a half-million page views since then. This list features 30 visionary cloud companies and share best practices to help the VAR community successfully leverage the power of the cloud in their own environment.

Champion Solutions Group has stayed ahead of the cloud curve with its launch of Champion Cloud Services in December 2009. Since then, Champion has been on the cutting edge of the cloud by offering customers a full range of cloud services including public and private (or a hybrid) cloud offerings. Champion has hosted and continues to run numerous events to educate the end-user community and provide customers with a Power of Choice—the ‘next practice’ in delivering IT services. Champion also has been featured in many online media’s for our thought-leadership in cloud.

“Cloud services are the future of our industry, and the 30 VARs selected for this award had the foresight to shift their business model in anticipation of this evolution. These forward-thinking VARs represent the future of our industry and can offer best practices on how to effectively incorporate cloud services into a portfolio,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

“The response we have received from our customers and prospects, along with the support from our vendor community, for cloud has been tremendous,” said Chris Pyle, President & CEO of Champion Solutions Group. “For more than 30 years our mission has been to reduce our customers costs, increase productivity and improve the availability of their business-critical applications, and our cloud services do just that.”

“We have developed a well-rounded Cloud portfolio, which includes offerings for SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service),” said Kevin Vogl, VP of Virtualization and Cloud Computing for Champion. “Our customers have told us that they need to significantly reduce upfront costs (ie. capacity planning, design, and hardware installation) and transition large capital investment dollars to flexible monthly operating costs. Cloud is the answer. With our extensive experience in virtualization, cloud computing was a natural next step in the evolution of helping our customers become more efficient in running their IT environment.”

A special feature on these cloud VARs will appear in the September issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About Champion Solutions Group

Champion Solutions Group, an infrastructure solutions and professional services provider, strives to deliver innovative solutions to solve real-world business challenges. Founded in 1979, Champion focuses on solution and service offerings including virtualization and cloud computing, data management, business continuity, maintenance consulting and managed services. Named in 2009 as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal, Champion Solutions Group is committed to outstanding customer service and boasts deep technical skill sets in design, implementation and management of its solutions. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Champion has office locations in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, DC/Virginia/Maryland, Delaware Valley (Philadelphia/New Jersey), Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio and western Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.championsg.com and www.championcloudservices.com.

Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything 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. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at https://www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities – from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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For more information, please visit Champion at www.championcloudservices.com or call us at 1-800-771-7000.

Contacts:

Jillian Aaronson
Everything Channel
(516) 562-7847
[email protected]

Stacy Mancinelli
Champion Solutions Group
561-997-2900 x243
[email protected]
www.championsg.com

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