March 28, 2013 at 16:15 PM EDT
SGI Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide
5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs

FREMONT, Calif., March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or supply products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering differentiated compute and storage solutions. The company works with a select group of leading channel partners globally to deliver meaningful technology solutions to the world's most dynamic businesses. With an open architecture approach and deep relationships with the technology partners, SGI is able to offer flexible, scalable, non-proprietary solutions to customers at very competitive costs. SGI's channel partnerships support the company's expanding footprint in markets including government, manufacturing, life sciences, media and content, financial services, and cloud industries.

"We are very pleased to be recognized by CRN as a 5-star partner for the fourth year in a row," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "SGI's Channel Network Program is a key factor in the company's success and is an important component of our long term growth strategy. We look forward to continuing to foster these vital reseller relationships."

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."

The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications. 

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About SGI

SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit sgi.com for more information.

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Betzi Hanc
UBM Tech Channel
508.416.1182
betzi.hanc@ubm.com  

Meghan Fintland
Ogilvy Public Relations
415-677-2704
SGImedia@ogilvy.com

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