Lewan Technology Named to CRN Solution Provider 500

Lewan has been recognized on CRN’s 2015 Solution Provider 500 list, as one of North America’s largest technology integrators, managed service provider and IT consultant.

“We are proud to be selected at a top provider again. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations with our solutions and professional and managed services, delivered by our exemplary sales and customer service teams,” said Scott Pelletier, CTO at Lewan Technology.

SP 500 highlight

From CRN:

This annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Solution providers are ranked based on revenue, determined by product and services sales during 2014.

“The companies represented here are truly dedicated to the needs of customers today. With an evolving IT landscape, this prestigious list serves as a valuable industry resource to help vendors navigate the solution provider community and identify the best partners for their business,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the featured solution providers for their forward-thinking approach to solutions sales and look ahead to their continued success.”

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at http://www.thechannelcompany.com.

Lewan Achieves Cisco Master Collaboration and Master Cloud & Managed Service Designations

In addition to successfully passing the requirements and audit to re-certify as a Cisco Gold Partner, Lewan Technology is honored to announce achievement of two Master Specializations: Collaboration and Cloud & Managed Services.


“These Master level certifications are the absolute highest achievement that a Cisco partner can attain in any technology area. There are only 43 partners in the United States that hold these two certifications,” explained Ray Dean, Lewan’s Director of Networking and Communications. “This honor recognizes the great engineering teams and processes we have in place, as well as our commitment to ongoing customer satisfaction and solution integration.”

Cisco Gold Partner Certification

Gold Certification offers the broadest range of expertise across high growth market opportunities known as architecture plays – Enterprise Networking, Security, Collaboration, Data Center Virtualization and SP Technology. Gold Certified Partners have also integrated the deepest level of Cisco Lifecycle Services expertise into their offerings and demonstrate a measurably high level of customer satisfaction.

Lewan has been a Cisco Gold Certified Partner since 2005.

Cisco Master Collaboration Specialization

The Master Collaboration Specialization demonstrates the highest level of expertise attainable with Cisco collaboration solutions.

Master Collaboration Specialized Partners represent an elite partner community that has met the most rigorous certification requirements and are therefore the best for complex deliveries. Lewan demonstrated the ability to design and deploy solutions that conform to Cisco validated designs. In addition, Lewan showed current examples of successful projects in which we integrated multiple solutions and technologies to support client needs. No other Cisco specialization or certification demands such extensive proof of the partner’s design and implementation capabilities.

Cisco Cloud & Managed Services Master Service Provider

The Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) helps partners respond to their customers’ business needs with innovative and validated Cisco Powered services. The exclusive Master Cloud and Managed Services designation recognizes partners at the highest level of achievement, competency and capabilities.

Lewan is recognized as a partner uniquely positioned to offer best-in-class Cisco Powered services and Cloud Managed services which are validated to insure security, reliability, and performance.

Lewan Named to 2015 Tech Elite 150 List

For the third year in a row, Lewan has been recognized for our exemplary approach to delivery of Managed IT Services and been awarded a spot on the 2015 MSP Elite 150 list, part of CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list. The Elite 150 group is recognized as large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services.

From CRN:

This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

Lewan Awarded for Customer Satisfaction Excellence from Cisco

Channel_Gold_360px_72_RGBLewan is honored to announce achievement of Cisco’s Customer Satisfaction Excellence award. Customer Satisfaction Excellence is the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program.

“Congratulations to the entire Lewan team on this recognition of your great work over the past year and continued delivery of a world class customer experience to our customers,” said Fred Cannataro, Lewan’s CEO and President.

And from Cisco, “Customer Satisfaction Excellence is a core value we both share and a key driver of our current and future success. Thank you for your commitment to the success of your customers.”

Lewan will be recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence in the Cisco Partner Locator (www.cisco.com/go/partnerlocator) with a special star indicator representing our achievement. Customers, Cisco personnel and partners will be able to identify you as having achieved outstanding customer satisfaction as part of Cisco’s worldwide assessment process.

Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence assessment is based upon the customer satisfaction results captured in the Cisco Partner Access Online tool.

About our Partnership with Cisco

Lewan has been a Cisco Gold Certified Partner since 2005. Gold status is Cisco’s highest partner designation.

Our team of engineers holds 46 individual Cisco certifications including CCIE certifications in Routing & Switching, Voice and Security. The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Combined with our sister companies, we offer the breadth and expertise of over 132 individual Cisco certifications nationally.

Our Cisco Certified engineers are able to offer assessments, performance evaluations, design workshops, and full installation and training around each of the areas that we hold Cisco certifications. Lewan’s certified areas of expertise are unified communications and business video, traditional route & switch environments, wireless, data center (including servers, storage, & virtualization), security & mobile device management.

VMworld 2012 recap

There is such a broad space that VMware covers with their products it’s impossible to cover everything that was announced at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. What I can attempt to do is point you towards the enormous amount of content that was created by VMware and others before, during, and after the VMworld conference.

VMworld 2012 recap in links below:

Day 1 General Session
Day 2 General Session
VMworld top 10 sessions
VMware Blogs on VMworld
VMware Community Blogs on VMworld
VMworld YouTube channel
What’s New: vSphere 5.1
What’s New: Networking
What’s New: Platform
What’s New: Storage
What’s New: Performance
What’s New in VMware vCenter Server 5.1
What’s New: vSphere Storage Appliance
vSphere 5.1 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging White Paper
vCloud Suite 5.1 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging White Paper


Upcoming Citrix User Group meetings for Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Albuquerque

Citrix User Group meetings are being held this week in Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Albuquerque. If you are a Citrix administrator or looking at Desktop Virtualization solutions you should plan on attending.

Click on the links below for the Citrix User Group in your city.

Citrix is inviting all users and administrators to participate in your local area Citrix User Group.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Event

Our goals are simple: we want to foster community, dialogue, and an exchange of ideas within the rapidly growing Citrix community.
Topics include:

  • Hear real world case studies from your peers on their desktop, storage, and virtualization implementations.
  • Learn how to leverage the industry-proven Desktop Transformation Model for virtualization success.
  • Citrix Synergy updates including AppDNA, Sharefile, XenClient, Xen Desktop, and Netscaler 10

Lewan is Dell’s Partner of the Year!

The annual awards honor Dell partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year, and guess what?  Lewan is Dell’s Partner of the Year! We often tell customers and prospects of our expertise with Dell hardware and software solutions but I’m guessing most of them just think that’s a sales pitch, it’s not, it’s a fact.

I’m excited to have received this recognition directly from Dell…more confirmation of what we already know…we’re really good at this stuff!

The full story is here; http://partnerdirect.dell.com/sites/channel/en_us/Pages/PartneroftheYear.aspx

Vote for Lewan at VMworld

How can you vote for Lewan at VMworld?  Well, vote for the sessions we’ve submitted!

I have submitted 3 sessions this year, compared to 0 last year for VMworld 2012. If you’d like to take a look at my submissions and vote for me I’d sure appreciate it. It’s pretty incredible how many sessions were submitted and quite a few of them looked quite good!

Sessions 1817, 1993, 2255



Denver VMware User Group (VMUG) May 30th 2012

Pulled from the VMware User Group website…there is an upcoming all-day VMware User Group in Denver, register here http://www.vmug.com/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=222

Join your fellow VMware users at this free, full-day event for in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities. Come to Denver to meet with your peers and industry experts to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Visit the Denver VMUG User Conference event page to reserve your place at this event now.

Take advantage of these educational and networking opportunities:

  • 8 VMware educational sessions
  • 12 partner education tracks
  • Exhibitor area with VMware partners
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Registration is complimentary, so register today!