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Copper River IT Achieves Two Elite Juniper Networks Solution Authorizations

Attainment of Service Provider Infrastructure (SPI) Partner Level and QFabric Authorized Reseller continues to reinforce Copper River IT’s dominance in delivering high quality solutions and services to customers.

Chantilly, VA: 06 August 2013: Copper River IT, a Juniper Elite Portfolio Partner, announced today that they have satisfied the strict requirements set by Juniper Networks to become a Service Provider Infrastructure Partner and Authorized QFabric Reseller.  These elite certifications demonstrate Copper River IT’s thought leadership, deep level of expertise, and continued drive to provide high-performing, enterprise-level solutions to our customers.  Supporting their objective to fully understand innovative technologies as well as provide additional value to end-user customers, Copper River IT’s Chief Technology Officer, Scott Morris, concurrently achieved Juniper’s complementary JNCI-QFX Instructor certification.

Requiring multiple expert certifications, in-depth training, and an extensive portfolio of past performance, SPI Partners have the opportunity to become trusted business partners analyzing both new and existing deployments, identifying improvement opportunities and putting forward effective solutions to address improved SLA’s, increased service revenue opportunities and reductions in cost. SPI Partners deliver a wide range of high-performance networking solutions based on purpose-built technology that support the world’s largest and most demanding networks.

“In today’s competitive landscape, a high performance network can create true competitive differentiation. Having a partner like Copper River IT to help customers achieve the best results from their network requires an extremely high level of technology expertise. The company’s dedicated investment in technology, training, and its continued desire to maintain a broad technical skill set throughout their organization makes them a valued partner to Juniper Networks and its customers,” states Christopher M. Jones, Vice President of Americas Partner Sales, Juniper Networks. “Copper River IT has consistently demonstrated their excellence in large-scale, complex network infrastructure solution design and delivery.  Within the partnership community, these accomplishments work to solidify the partnership between Juniper and Copper River IT .”

“As an SPI Partner and an Authorized QFabric Reseller, Copper River IT continues to demonstrate our ability to deliver innovative solutions to the largest of our global customers,” states Joe Kim, Vice President of Engineering at Copper River IT.  “As Juniper’s go-to partner for QFabric solutions and within the Service Provider community, we have consistently invested in our people and capabilities to be able to continually deliver the entire portfolio of Juniper solutions throughout the market.”

Copper River has established itself as THE Solutions Provider for Government agencies as well as commercial verticals such as Service Provider, Healthcare, and Education. Copper River provides progressive, program-focused IT solutions based on expert engineering, agile execution and proven past performance.  Copper River offers a full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions.

In addition to these capabilities, Copper River IT offers customers a variety of purchasing benefits through the satisfaction of small business and diversity contracting goal achievement. Copper River is a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal owned company and was certified as an 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2006. Copper River’s solutions are available through several state procurement contracts (VA VITA, FL Network Infrastructure, MD MEEC, TX DIR), Federal contract vehicles (GSA, NASA SEWP IV) as well as the ability to leverage the SBA 8(a) designation for sole source or set aside procurements

Copper River IT Recognized on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 List

Chantilly, VA 20 August 2013 : Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services, was recognized by the UBM Tech Channel in the “CRN 2013 Solutions Provider 500 List”.  Formally known as the “VAR 500”, the “Solution Provider 500” (SP500) is an annual ranking of the top integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America based on their solution-provider services revenue growth.  Debuting at number 360, Copper River was highlighted as one of the “45 Newcomers”.

Being named to the “SP500” list is yet another achievement for Copper River in 2013. In August, they were also selected in the “INC 5000” list- a list of fastest-growing private companies in America named by INC Magazine.  Both of these awards speak to Copper River’s continued success in establishing itself as THE Solutions Provider for Government agencies as well as commercial verticals such as Service Provider, Healthcare, and Education.

Copper River IT provides progressive, program-focused IT solutions based on expert engineering, agile execution and proven past performance.  Copper River offers a full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions.

In addition to these capabilities, Copper River IT offers customers a variety of purchasing benefits through the satisfaction of small business and diversity contracting goal achievement. Copper River is a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal owned company and was certified as an 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2006. Copper River’s solutions are available through several state procurement contracts (VA VITA, FL Network Infrastructure, MD MEEC, TX DIR), Federal contract vehicles (GSA, NASA SEWP IV) as well as the ability to leverage the SBA 8(a) designation for sole source or set aside procurements.

Copper River IT Named to INC. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

COPPER RIVER IT ANNOUCES THEIR INDUCTION INTO THE INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES IN AMERICA

Copper River IT also receives honor of being in the Top 100Companies in the state of Virginia

Chantilly, VA, August 20, 2013- Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services,announced their inclusion in the 2013 list of the “Top Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies in America” as named by Inc. Magazine.  Selected as a “Top IT Services Company” with an annual growth of 232%, Copper River IT debuted at number 1,677 with the honor of also ranking in the “Top 100 Companies for the state of Virginia.”

“The last couple of years have resulted in the acquisition of an impressive portfolio of business for us,” states Ben Brucker, President of Copper River IT.  “Through our dedicated investment in top notch engineering talent, coupled with our expansion of product and solution offerings, we look forward to continued growth and maximum results for our customers.”

Copper River has established itself as THE Solutions Provider for Government agencies as well as commercial verticals such as Service Provider, Healthcare, and Education. Copper River provides progressive, program-focused IT solutions based on expert engineering, agile execution and proven past performance.  Copper River offers a full scope of IT andnetwork capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions.

In addition to these capabilities, Copper River IT offers customers a variety of purchasing benefits through the satisfaction of small business and diversity contracting goal achievement. Copper River is a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal owned company and was certified as an 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2006. Copper River’s solutions are available through several state procurement contracts (VA VITA, FL Network Infrastructure, MD MEEC, TX DIR), Federal contract vehicles (GSA, NASA SEWP IV) as well as the ability to leverage the SBA 8(a) designation for sole source or set aside procurements.

Copper River IT Recognized as 2012 Brocade Partner of the Year for Technical Excellence

June 10, 2013 –

Leading networking vendor recognizes partners that have shown ongoing commitment, professionalism, and passion in delivering high quality solutions and services to customers

Chantilly, VA: 16 May 2013: In recognition of the highest levels of sales and technical excellence, Copper River IT has been awarded Brocade Partner of the Year 2012 for Technical Excellence.  The award was presented by Regan McGrath, Vice President Channel Sales and Marketing Worldwide at Brocade, at the Brocade Americas and Federal Partner Summit held in New Orleans.

Leading networking vendor Brocade developed the awards to acknowledge the quality and dedication displayed by members of the Brocade Alliance Partner Network over the past twelve months.  The 19 award categories represented channel organizations across the region, and the winners’ selection was based on a combination of revenues, nominations, and customer feedback.

Regan McGrath, VP Channel Sales and Marketing Worldwide at Brocade, said, “It gives me great pleasure to recognize and reward the fantastic efforts of our partners.  Brocade delivers our technology almost exclusively through channel organizations, and we could not have achieved the great success of the past year without the complete engagement of our Alliance Partner Network members. The Brocade Partner of the Year 2012 Awards recognize partners that have excelled in the past twelve months, and shown ongoing commitment, professionalism, and passion in delivering the highest quality solutions and services to customers.”

Copper River provides progressive, program-focused IT solutions based on expert engineering, agile execution and proven past performance.   Established in 2006 as a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal 8(a) by the SBA, Copper River provides network Engineering, systems Engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions to both public and private entities.

Copper River has established itself as THE Solutions Provider for Government clients in the Defense and Civilian Agencies, as well as within commercial verticals such as Service Provider, Healthcare, and Education.

Copper River IT Becomes Second Company to Join Brocade’s Elite Cooperative Support Program (CSP) in the U.S.

Invite-Only Partner Program Acknowledges Superior Engineering Strength

Chantilly, VA- Copper River IT, a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services, today announced their inclusion in the Brocade Cooperative Support Program (CSP).  This program acknowledges Copper River IT’s advanced engineering and technical skill set and allows them to provide Brocade-authorized technical support to end-users and other Brocade partners within their IP/Ethernet, Ethernet Fabric, and Application Delivery product lines.  This designation is in addition to Copper River IT’s existing Brocade Elite Partnership status that includes product resale authorizations for IP/Ethernet, Ethernet Fabric, and Application Delivery solutions to Federal, Commercial, Enterprise, and Service Provider markets.  Finally, Copper River IT is also a Professional Services Partner which demonstrates their engineering expertise regarding tier design, planning, and implementation services.  The achievement of these multifaceted authorizations allows Copper River IT to provide full life-cycle solutions and support for a range of Brocade networking offerings.

“Our inclusion in this program further reinforces our reputation as ‘THE Solutions Provider’ in the IT industry,” stated Ben Brucker, President of Copper River IT.  “We are excited to be able to provide this level of service to our customers, as well as to other members of the IT community as an extension of Brocade’s engineering services.”

“Our customers rely on Brocade technology solutions to solve their most challenging network issues.  The CSP’s rigorous qualifications ensure that only the most highly qualified and innovative partners are authorized by us as an extension of our team,” stated Anthony Robbins, Vice President, Federal Sales, Brocade.  “Participants in this program are required to meet a high level of technical requirements including an on-site audit, an ability to provide a 24x7x365 call center support, and the achievement of multiple expert-level Brocade certifications throughout the engineering staff.”

“Copper River IT’s investment and dedication to engineering excellence has resulted in a strong partner for Brocade,” states Laurie Potratz, Senior Director, Americas Channel Sales, Brocade.  “We are excited that Copper River IT has achieved this designation, and their accomplishment reinforces their ability to provide and support the full life-cycle of Brocade solutions.”

Copper River provides progressive, program-focused IT solutions based on expert engineering, agile execution and proven past performance.   Established in 2006 as a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal 8(a) by the SBA, Copper River provides network Engineering, systems Engineering, enterprise support services, and advanced network education solutions to both public and private entities.

Copper River has established itself as THE Solutions Provider for Government clients in the Defense and Civilian Agencies, as well as within commercial verticals such as Service Provider, Healthcare, and Education.