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Ingram Micro Offers Raritan's Availability and Performance Monitoring Solution for Midsize IT Organizations

Ingram Micro Offers Raritan's Availability and Performance Monitoring Solution for Midsize IT Organizations

SOMERSET, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan, a leading provider of solutions for managing IT infrastructure, announced today that Ingram Micro Inc. will start this month distributing Raritan's easy-to-use CommandCenter(R) NOC (CC-NOC) availability and performance monitoring appliance for midsize IT organizations.

The channel-ready CC-NOC appliance will help Ingram Micro's solution providers grow their product and service revenue in three ways:

* By offering their customers a complete, easy-to-install solution designed specifically for midsize organizations looking for integrated service and security monitoring capabilities at an affordable price. * By helping resellers support and engage customers with capabilities such as monitoring, remediation, reporting and auditing services, intrusion detection and Windows Vista compatibility analysis. * By enabling Ingram Micro resellers to develop managed service businesses that deliver recurring revenue.

Ingram Micro, a long time Raritan channel partner, has carried the vendor's KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse), serial console and remote power control products for years, and will sell CC-NOC throughout North America.

CC-NOC helps customers improve service uptime and productivity. Through a comprehensive dashboard accessed through any Internet browser, the solution provides availability and performance notifications on network, systems and applications. In addition, it identifies and tracks hardware and software assets, and monitors for security vulnerabilities and intrusions. When used with Raritan's out-of-band access and control solutions, most server problem remediation can be performed without going on site.

"Distributing CommandCenter NOC through Ingram Micro will give solution providers the added value of our combined expertise and sales and support programs," said Gary Marks, Raritan's vice president, Sales. "We look forward to working with Ingram Micro in helping VARs expand their businesses with new offerings. We already have implemented a number of joint programs to help solution providers build their practices; including training Ingram Micro's networking team."

"Ingram Micro and Raritan share a common vision to empower solution providers with the technology and services that midsize businesses are demanding today," said Ken Bast, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro. "CommandCenter NOC is a solid solution for midsize organizations, and we look forward to being able to offer our VARs these new services."

About CC-NOC

CC-NOC is simple to install, learn and use, so that IT organizations -- without a large investment in time and resources -- are able to monitor their IT infrastructure and identify problems before they impact service. It employs autonomic computing techniques to address and fix certain problems automatically. If there is a problem, CC-NOC sends an email alert notification, which includes an embedded link to the server or device that has the problem; so that an administrator can access the device -- either in-band or out-of-band -- in a single click. To learn more about CC-NOC, please go to http://www.raritan.com/commandcenter.

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro Inc., creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 140 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com/.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)

Raritan, based in Somerset, N.J., is a leading provider of products for managing IT equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it. Raritan's highly reliable and responsive IT management solutions - based on KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches, serial console servers, management software and remote connectivity products - enable companies to proactively monitor and manage system health and vulnerabilities, as well as troubleshoot, access and repair faults from anywhere, at anytime. This simplifies and accelerates IT management work processes -- both in data centers and at remote branch offices - improving service uptime and staff productivity. Raritan's solutions are used to manage more than 50,000 data centers and other IT sites around the world. Raritan also serves the OEM market by developing advanced, hardware-based, remote-management components based on digital KVM-over-IP and IPMI technologies. Founded in 1985, Raritan today has 38 offices worldwide, and its products are distributed in 76 countries. For more information, please visit Raritan.com.

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CONTACT: Susana Thompson for Raritan, +1-978-526-1601 x2, or
sthompson@theHarborGroup.com

Web site: http://www.raritan.com/
http://www.raritan.com/commandcenter
http://www.ingrammicro.com/

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