May 29, 2012
-- Virtual Instruments, the leader in virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today introduced Continental Resources, Inc. (ConRes), a leading technology solutions provider that brings together a wide variety of IT products with an extensive range of value-added services, as the first Platinum Partner in the company’s Virtual Instruments Partner (VIP) Program. ConRes has achieved the VIP Program’s highest – platinum – status for its demonstrated commitment to Virtual Instruments and building joint relationships with customers deploying mission-critical applications in physical, virtual and private cloud environments. Launched in October 2011 to equip channel partners worldwide with the sales, marketing and training tools they need to accelerate new revenue opportunities and rapidly grow their infrastructure optimization businesses, the VIP Program includes more than 40 partners and continues to grow.
VirtualWisdom platform is a differentiated solution that complements strategic IT initiatives like virtualization, data center consolidation, and private cloud,” said Kenneth Simon, Director of Sales for ConRes.“This makes it a key focus for ConRes as we integrate virtual infrastructure optimization into our enterprise IT solutions. By leveraging the advanced monitoring and analysis capabilities of the VirtualWisdom platform, our customers can proactively monitor their SAN infrastructure to ensure the performance and availability of their mission-critical applications in both virtual and physical environments. It will augment our existing portfolio and enhance our ability to provide a truly innovative solution.”
“For nearly 50 years, ConRes has delivered cutting-edge IT solutions and test equipment that help customers build better data centers and optimize IT infrastructures,”
said Sean Maxwell, senior vice president of sales for Virtual Instruments. “The VIP Program enables ConRes to extend its testing and infrastructure optimization expertise and develop enterprise-class solutions for their customers’ new private cloud initiatives. We look forward to expanding our mutually successful partnership and helping ConRes exceed the expectations of our joint customers.”
As a platinum partner, ConRes has a proven track record of delivering storage solutions into large enterprises. The benefits from participating in the VIP Program as a Platinum Partner, including MDF, demo and certification programs; opportunity registration and VIP Platinum pricing, will enable ConRes to further develop its infrastructure optimization expertise to its enterprise customers. VIP Program
The VIP Program features four levels of participation – platinum, gold, registered, and infrastructure – each tailored to meet the specific requirements and commitment level of individual partners. Through the VIP Program, all channel partners can leverage the Virtual Instruments’
award-winning VirtualWisdom platform, the only real-time infrastructure monitoring solution for enterprise SANs currently on the market that helps companies proactively optimize the performance, availability and utilization of their SANs and virtualized infrastructures. Visit the Virtual Instruments Partner (VIP) Program for more information.About Virtual Instruments
Virtual Instruments ensures the performance and availability of mission-critical applications by providing a comprehensive infrastructure optimization platform. The award-winning VirtualWisdom and SANInsight infrastructure optimization solutions provide real-time monitoring and analysis of physical, virtual and private cloud computing environments to optimize performance, utilization and availability. Forbes Magazine recently recognized the company as #6 on its 2011 list of America's Most Promising Companies. The company was founded in June 2008 via a spin-out from Finisar Corp.; it has headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and can be found online at http://www.virtualinstruments.com
.About Continental Resources
From IT products, professional services, and OEM/Embedded computing to test equipment, ConRes provides high technology solutions and support to business, government, and academia. As a hybrid VAR™ (Value Added Reseller), ConRes combines a broad spectrum of IT products with a host of professional services to deliver unbiased infrastructure and data center solutions. ConRes Test Equipment provides U.S. and international test equipment sales and rentals of new and pre-owned test equipment. With their own, ISO-registered 45,000 sq ft facility, ConRes offers a host of staging, configuration and logistics support services.