CARY, N.C. … Systems integrator Strategic Technologies is the first Elite partner of Veritas Software to attain Veritas Certified Professional status for six of its engineers, exceeding Veritas’ requirement for a minimum of four certified engineers for continued participation as an Elite partner.

The global certification program provides a measurable assessment of individuals’ knowledge, skills, and abilities with Veritas solutions, giving Strategic Technologies’ employees, partners, and customers an industry-recognized measurement of knowledge and expertise when supporting Veritas products.

Combined with its Sun Microsystems Storage Elite certification, StorageTek Elite partnership and Hitachi Data Systems TrueNorth Solutions Alliance partnership, Strategic Technologies’ Veritas certification broadens the company’s capacity to help customers control the costs and complexity in managing their data.

“Veritas is making investments in programs that maximize our partners’ capabilities to deliver storage solutions,” Michael Sotnick, vice president of partner sales for Veritas Software, said in a statement. “We are pleased to see Strategic Technologies continue to expand their commitment and investment in Veritas. The Veritas Certified Professional program extends their reach in delivering sound Veritas-centric solutions to our mutual customers and is a testament to their ability to architect, deploy, and manage complex, multi-vendor storage management solutions.”

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