News | October 9, 2008

Apptis Technology Solutions (ATS) Reaches Top Tier Of EMC Velocity² Partner Program

NTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apptis Technology Solutions (ATS), a division of Apptis, Inc., and a technology solutions provider and value-added reseller, announced today that it has achieved EMC Velocity² Signature Partner status. Working with EMC since 2001, ATS successfully attained revenue, investment, performance and certification requirements to reach the highest level of the partner program.

"EMC is a strategic partner and we're very pleased to be recognized at the top of their list of solution providers," said Rene LaVigne, President and Chief Operating Officer of ATS. "In achieving EMC Signature Partner status we've demonstrated our commitment to providing superior technology solutions for data center initiatives to our clients with industry leading technical expertise as well as the resources needed for critical consultative architecture, execution and post implementation support."

As an EMC Velocity² Signature Partner, ATS will continue to provide EMC's industry-leading products for data center management to its clients in the federal government, including the Military Health System, the Department of Defense and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes solutions in the areas of disaster recovery, virtualization, storage and document management. With international reach as well, ATS introduces EMC solutions to federal agencies in areas of the world not reachable by EMC alone. In addition, with this new partner status, ATS has exclusive access to EMC benefits and rewards for sales performance, technical training, financial services, product marketing and operational support.

"As we've moved through EMC's partner program to reach EMC Velocity² Signature Partner status, the benefits have increased tremendously," added Stu Strang, SVP of Sales Operations. "These benefits are transferred directly to our customers. The more opportunities we have to provide best-of-breed solutions and to earn advanced certifications, the more we are able to provide enhanced support for IT projects that other solutions providers can not match. We are looking forward to the new opportunities this partnership will bring about."

About Apptis Technology Solutions (ATS)

Apptis Technology Solutions (ATS), a division of Apptis, Inc., enables government and industry to achieve its organizational goals utilizing leading information and communications technology products and services. Delivering $500 million in commercial-off-the-shelf technologies each year, the organization is a proven leader in providing full-lifecycle, worldwide IT acquisition and support. ATS leverages established partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers for use with its global sales, professional services and extensive distribution system, which includes centers in 200 cities and 45 countries. ATS is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity while providing flexible and responsive customer service. The organization is a division of Apptis, a leading federal integrator located in Chantilly, VA.

About Apptis

For more than two decades, Apptis has been providing IT and communications services to the Federal Government. Applying leading technologies to diverse needs, Apptis delivers inspiring solutions that are agile, trusted and business-aligned for optimized performance. The company's robust enterprise-wide capabilities include Software & System Engineering, Enterprise Management, Network Engineering, Information Assurance and Program Management. The company values trust, respect and integrity with a steadfast customer focus, a passion to win and a belief in ourselves. Apptis is privately held with headquarters in Chantilly, VA. For more information, visit

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