RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Comport Consulting has been named to the inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250. The Tech Elite 250 serves as the industry's definitive list of VARs with both deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Comport has been recognized as a best-of-breed integrator who has invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications in multiple areas of infrastructure for its North American customers.

CRN Editors worked with solution providers and outside experts to define the most important technical certifications in the market today. By mapping certifications against the key technology opportunities as defined by CRN's State of the Market and Midmarket studies, the Tech Elite 250 recognizes the VARs most committed to helping customers innovate while reducing costs.

Information-driven businesses rely on Comport to design and build systems and storage solutions that efficiently manage, protect, and access critical enterprise data. Comport's expertise spans industries including healthcare and financial services with a focus on Infrastructure evaluation, design, and assessments; High Availability and High Performance Computing; Business Continuity; Converging Infrastructures; Content Management; Tiered Storage; Backup and Recovery; Virtualization; and Medical Image Storage and Archiving.

"The Tech Elite 250 recognizes an elite group of VARs who are successfully navigating the dynamic IT channel market," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at Everything Channel. "By adapting to new customer purchasing patterns and redefining best practices, these solution providers are delivering the strategies and value customers demand to compete in today's competitive economic environment."

"Our true differentiator is the quality of our conversations, solutions, and outcomes for our customers," said Jack Margossian, Comport Consulting's Founder and CEO. "The Comport team is very proud to be recognized as a top VAR in the U.S., and we intend to continue providing the hard advantages that our customers need to run their businesses more competitively, more efficiently, and more cost-effectively."

About Comport Consulting

For 30 years Comport Consulting has helped information-driven businesses and organizations manage data growth through deep expertise in data, applications and infrastructure. An award-winning HP Elite Business Partner, Comport has achieved Elite certifications in Converged Infrastructure, Healthcare, Storage, Business Critical Systems, Virtualization, Scalable Computing Infrastructure and Services. Comport designs, implements and supports complete solutions including complex, custom, low-latency, and high-availability environments, providing its customers with the advantages and cost efficiencies of the latest data storage technologies, converged infrastructure, and cloud computing. 

With headquarters in Ramsey, NJ, and offices in South Burlington, VT, Comport serves healthcare customers nationally and enterprises from Maine to Washington, DC. For more information, please see www.comport.com.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (LSE: UBM) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

Contact Information:

Kathleen Kinka
VP Marketing
Comport Consulting