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.