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Connectria Retains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

August 21, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsST. LOUIS, MO – Connectria Corporation, a leading provider of world-class managed hosting and IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, and REDPLAID, a division of Connectria Corporation, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Hosting Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. This marks the third year in a row that Connectria has achieved the Gold Certified Partner distinction with Microsoft, recognizing Connectria’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.

As a Gold Certified Partner, both Connectria and REDPLAID have demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel. While both Connectria and REDPLAID offer hosting solutions utilizing Microsoft technologies, Connectria focuses upon the mid-to-large enterprise organization whereas REDPLAID targets small-to-medium sized businesses.

“We are extremely pleased to have retained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow Connectria and REDPLAID to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers across a wide range of industries and segments.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft again recognizes Connectria as a Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

About The Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of Managed Hosting and Data Center Services. Connectria offers an array of services, including managed hosting, disaster recovery, remote monitoring, custom software development and engineering consulting. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without any debt or equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients’ IT organizations.

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