LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 -- En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced it has been selected to join the Windows Azure Circle Partner program, a group of specialized Microsoft partner organizations that provide deployment planning services for organizations interested in moving to the cloud utilizing Windows Azure.
En Pointe built its Azure business due to growing interest in the platform, particularly among retailers needing on demand capacity for their websites. The company has already deployed Azure to several large enterprise customers, including SIRVA, the world's largest provider of moving and relocation services, who faced challenges with managing its global internet-based clients. SIRVA turned to its trusted advisor, En Pointe, to deploy System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 and selected Azure Cloud-Based Distribution Points to simplify client management.
"We needed to maintain a small footprint while enhancing our SCCM environment with the ability to serve our customers and manage our devices at a global level," said Craig Solum, Manager, Global Support, SIRVA. "En Pointe's recommendation for implementing SCCM and Azure has given us the ability to manage workgroup client settings and distribute content across the globe without the need for physical distribution points. Its expert level consultants provided superior support during and post implementation, and continue to give us the support and guidance we need on an ongoing basis."
Additional Azure customers include a California-based manufacturer, several international airlines, a non-profit organization, and a large American packaged foods company.
"Our selection by Microsoft as a Windows Azure Circle member showcases our commitment to developing real-world solutions on the Windows Azure platform and the importance of the cloud to accelerate business and technology solutions," said Peter Renner, Director of Microsoft Professional Services, En Pointe Technologies. "The Windows Azure Circle Program is reserved for Microsoft's top performing Windows Azure partners, which acknowledges our commitment to the Azure platform and enables our customers to benefit from our close partnership with Microsoft."
"Recognition as a Windows Azure Circle program partner demonstrates En Pointe's ability to deliver public cloud solutions that solve today's business challenges," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "By joining the Windows Azure Circle, En Pointe has proven its mastering of Microsoft cloud technologies and continued drive for success in the future of the public cloud."
About En Pointe Technologies
En Pointe Technologies is a national IT solutions provider that serves commercial accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions, with information technology hardware, software licensing support, and IT solutions. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Los Angeles, En Pointe is well represented in leading national markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.enpointe.com, www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies, www.youtube.com/enpointetech, or follow @EnPointeTech on Twitter.
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