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TRACE3 Receives North American VAR Partner of the Year & ARX Data Solutions VAR Partner of the Year Awards from F5 Networks

TRACE3, a leading regional IT Systems Integration firm that provides solutions for reducing IT infrastructure complexity, today announced that it is the recipient of F5’s North American VAR Partner of the Year & ARX® Data Solutions VAR of the Year Awards.

On May 27th, F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced its 2009 Channel Partners of the Year Awards for North America, including this recognition for TRACE3. The awards programs honor partners who best demonstrate the ability to increase sales through superior account management, provide helpful resources for customers and prospects, uncover new opportunities, and keep up to date on the latest technologies in the F5® solution portfolio. In selecting TRACE3, F5 examined the growth experienced during 2009, and TRACE3’s pre- and post-sales, technical resources and engagement strategies were also considered. The awards will be formally presented at the 2010 F5 Americas Partner Summit this summer.

“TRACE3’s success is centered on the experience of its Engineers and the relationships with our Partners. Our relationship with F5 is crucial in providing the solutions that allow our customers the savings and application delivery capabilities needed to increase productivity and stay competitive in today’s market,” Founder & CEO Hayes Drumwright.

“2009 was an economically challenging year across the industry,” said Gary Abad, VP of North America Channel Sales at F5. “TRACE3 not only survived, but thrived amid tough market conditions. F5’s partner ecosystem is a tremendous asset, and the winning companies stood out for their contributions in expanding F5’s diverse customer base.”

About TRACE3:

TRACE3 is a leading regional IT Systems Integrator in the Southwest United States that specializes in developing custom solutions that reduce complexity within a corporate IT infrastructure. TRACE3 helps clients maximize their IT infrastructure ROI by simplifying data management, virtualization, network security and application acceleration, disaster recovery services and new cloud computing initiatives.

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