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42U Earns Avocent Accreditation

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Press Release – 42U Earns Avocent Data Center Solutions Accreditation

Broomfield, CO—March 7, 2008:  42U today announced it is among the first wave of graduates from Avocent’s initial VAR accreditation training program for data center solutions, one of several initiatives planned this year to help partners further expand their Avocent expertise and offer increased value to customers. The course emphasizes how partners can leverage Avocent’s individual data center products to deliver end-to-end data center management for their customers.

“The advancements Avocent has made within the IT Infrastructure space are impressive. They are clearly focused on providing robust, best-in-class and comprehensive solutions for IT total asset management, “commented Alan Mamane, Founder and President of 42U. “We are thrilled to be one of Avocent’s exclusive partners, serving all of the mountain west region.”

The accreditation course is centered around Avocent’s data center solutions, including both technical training on individual products as well as training regarding the integration of solutions to deliver efficient end-to-end data center administration. Avocent solutions streamline management into a single console to help IT staff work more effectively. In addition to specialized training on industry-leading DSR® switches and Cyclades ACS serial console managers, the accreditation training program cover these unique Avocent solutions:

  • DSView 3® Management Software – software management platform used to access and control data center devices – both physical and virtual – in one console regardless of manufacturer or operating system
  • LANDesk Server Manager – an enterprise software solution used to manage and protect servers, integrates with DSView 3 software for in-band and out-of-band server and data-center management
  • MergePoint® service processor manager – management to leverage service processors already present in servers to enable remote server management including power and health
  • Cyclades PM power management devices – management that enables remote power management and control

“Undergoing Avocent’s new accreditation program demonstrates an impressive commitment to improving a company’s knowledge of how Avocent solutions work together in the data center to better inform and build solution for their customers,” said Steve Hammond, Director of Channel Marketing at Avocent. “We’re pleased to recognize 42U as one of the first companies to receive the distinction of corporate accreditation from Avocent.”

Additional details about the Avocent partner program can be found at Avocent’s website.


 

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About Avocent Corporation

Avocent delivers IT infrastructure management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical, “always on” IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software.

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About 42U Data Center Solutions

42U’s team of technology specialists provide unbiased, independent expertise and solutions for Data Center infrastructure. They provide best practices and products for Data Center builds, expansions, and consolidations. For thirteen years, the majority of Fortune 500 companies have engaged the 42U team to resolve their data center management challenges. 42U and its sister companies, are value-added resellers that provide expert independence advice and solutions around enterprise kvm switch, remote power, computer room cooling, server racks and green data center solutions.


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DirectNET Web Seminar: Unleashing the Power of Avocent IT Infrastructure Tools

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Broomfield, CO – October 18, 2007: Join DirectNET, Inc. on February 6th, as we host a complimentary web seminar, Unleashing the Power of Avocent IT Infrastructure Tools.

Data center build outs, expansions, updates and server consolidation have reached a feverish pace and so have the challenges in keeping up with compliance, green initiatives – all while attempting to lower costs, increase scalability and keeping IT operations and Business always on.

Join Steve Lewis, IT Infrastructure Consultant for 42U and Mark Harris, VP Strategic Marketing for Avocent Corporation.

During this webinar, you’ll learn ways you can:

  • Increase Operation Effectiveness – get more out of your data center hardware investment

  • Minimize Risk of Data Center – and ensure greater availability and control

  • Increase Data Center Security

  • Increase IT Infrastructure Productivity – through automation

Specific tips and tools covered:

  • Manage physical and virtual infrastructures from a browser/monitor

  • Best Practices for:

    • Centrally manage and remotely access your data center

    • Provision, patch and monitoring all servers in the data center

  • Discover hidden values and approaches to IP-based KVM, Console, and Power Management

  • Unleash the power of your server’s existing on-board service processor (iLO, DRAC, RSA, IPMI) through a single

Combat the rising costs and complexity of accessing and managing your next generation data center. 

Watch the Webinar Recording

This data center infrastructure webinar is sponsored by: DirectNET Avocent

For corporate information please visit our DirectNET website.

For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


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DirectNET Named Avocent Elite Partner

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Press Release – DirectNET Commended by Avocent for Top Sales Achievements for Fourth Consecutive Year

Broomfield, CO—February 23, 2007 — Avocent Corporation, a leader in IT infrastructure management solutions, has commended DirectNET, a national provider of data center management, KVM over IP, and remote server management solutions, for achieving Elite Partner status within its “Take Command Program” for a fourth consecutive year. Elite Partner status is exclusively awarded to top-performing solution providers who give customers the highest standard of service and support while generating top revenues under Avocent’s Take Command Program during a given year.

“We are very pleased to have again received Avocent’s Elite Partner status. Our sales solution engineers and support staff provide superior service and technical support to our customers that truly sets us apart from other VARs, said Alan Mamane, CEO of DirectNET. “2006 was our best year of sales for Avocent products and we look forward to greater sales growth in 2007,” Mamane said.

“Partners such as DirectNET are critical to our success and to the success of our customers,” said Mike Johnston, Avocent’s Manager of Channel Development. “We applaud the expertise that the DirectNET team consistently brings to Avocent datacenter customers, delivering top-quality solutions and service to simplify the complex management of IT systems. We look forward to achieving even more success with DirectNET in 2007.” Johnston said.

Avocent has recognized DirectNET as an Elite Partner for sales during 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. For more information about Avocent’s products, call 1-800-638-2638, or visit http://www.42u.com/avocent.htm. Avocent products can also be purchased online at http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/avocent.html.

About DirectNET, Inc.
DirectNET (http://www.directnet.us), founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent companies/business units: 42U (http://www.42u.com), the leading value-added reseller (VAR) of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions; KVM Switches Online (http://www.kvm-switches-online.com), the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US; and Server Racks Online (http://www.server-rack-online.com), the largest “click and build” online rack superstore. To purchase Avocent KVM switches, visit our e-commerce store, KVM Switches Online, or contact 42U for a free KVM or KVM over IP consultation.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent delivers IT operations and infrastructure management solutions for enterprises worldwide, helping customers reduce the cost and simplify the management of complex IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Through LANDesk, Avocent also is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions. Additional information is available atwww.avocent.com.


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42U DirectNET Achieves Platinum Elite VAR Status

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Press Release 42U DirectNET once again achieves Platinum Elite VAR status with Avocent

Broomfield, CO – January 26, 2005: Avocent Corporation, the nation’s largest supplier of enterprise KVM and connectivity solutions, has applauded 42U DirectNET, a National Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of KVM Switch Solutions, for once again achieving the Platinum Elite VAR status for a second consecutive year. The Platinum Elite VAR status is only given to the top five VARs who generate the most sales for Avocent within a given year.

“On behalf of Avocent, I would like to congratulate DirectNET on their continued growth and record sales year for our Take Command solutions” said Dudley DeVore, VP of Branded Sales America at Avocent. “Clearly DirectNET’s in-depth technical knowledge and superb customer service has paid off in 2004 and we expect even greater returns in 2005.”

“The credit should go to both our enterprise KVM division, 42U, and our KVM eCommerce store, KVM Switches Online,” said Alan Mamane, CEO of DirectNET. “Our web sites, www.42u.com and www.kvm-switches-online.com provide the most current information on the KVM industry and our sales engineers are trained and certified regularly on the latest KVM and data center technology. This unparalleled level of expertise easily sets us apart from our competition.”

“We are pleased with our Avocent sales performance this year.” said Jon Inaba, Director of Sales and Operations for 42U. “Avocent continues to provide innovative KVM solutions to the data center. With the newly released DSView 3.0 Data center Management Software and expansion of the DS Series KVM over IP product lines, we are confident that we will see greater growth in our enterprise Avocent sales for 2005.”

To purchase Avocent KVM switches, please visit our eCommerce store KVM Switches Online or contact 42U Data Center Solution for your free KVM or KVM over IP consultation.

About DirectNET, Inc.

DirectNET, founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent business units: 42U, Server Racks Online and KVM Switches Online. 42U is the leading VAR of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions. KVM Switches Online is the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US. Server Racks Onlineis the one and only online rack superstore in the US. All three companies were developed as a response to the overwhelming need for independent datacenter and server management solutions. As a result of the success of all three business units, DirectNET has over the last couple of years, become the number one reseller of the major KVM and server rack brands in the market.

About Avocent Corporation
Avocent was formed in 2000 from the merger of the world’s two largest KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switch manufacturers: Apex and Cybex Computer Products Corporation. Today, with more than two decades of experience, Avocent is the leading global provider of KVM switching and network connectivity solutions for data centers of all sizes. Avocent has grown through product innovations, global expansion and strategic acquisitions.


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