New York, NY - June 27, 2011 –Today, M7 Global Partners proudly announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Virtualization Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.M7 Global Partners is a consortium of seven of the United States’ leading IT consulting firms. Members include AEC Group, Entisys Solutions/Agile360, Gotham Technology Group, IntraSystems, IPM, LPS Integration, and Right! Systems. Since joining forces in 2010, these seven partners have successfully teamed up with Microsoft in delivering best-of-breed virtualization and cloud-based solutions to its clients.

M7 combines the knowledge and experience of more than 200 virtualization consultants and engineers across the United States to provide both national and international customers, system integrators, ISVs and partners with a deeper, more comprehensive skill set.

“M7 Global Partners is deeply honored to have been selected by Microsoft as its ‘Virtualization Partner of Year,’ for 2011,” said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys Solutions, Inc., a founding member of M7 Global Partners. “This is a distinction that further validates our commitment and ability to meet our client’s unique business requirements through the delivery of best-of-breed datacenter and desktop virtualization and cloud computing solutions. As an organization, we have set out to increase the value, credibility, depth and reach of the regional value added solution provider by developing a global organization that focuses on higher quality, more consistent, centralized deliverables and a deeper relationship and experience for vendors like Microsoft, system integrators and partners, and most importantly – our customers.”

“I am proud of M7 Global Partners for its dedication to establishing and maintaining a reputation as the ‘go-to’ authority on the delivery of datacenter and desktop virtualization solutions, a designation which has ultimately earned us a this accolade from Microsoft,” said Ira Silverman, CEO of Gotham Technology Group, a founding member of M7 Global Partners. “The partnership with Microsoft, coupled with key strategic partnerships like Citrix has put us in a position to bring unique value to our community.”

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. M7 Global Partners was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Virtualization Partner of the Year. The Virtualization Partner of the Year Award honors partners who have delivered desktop or server virtualization solutions that enable customers to save costs, increase availability, and improve the agility of an organization's IT infrastructure. This award recognizes M7 Global Partners for dramatically transforming a customer's IT infrastructure, resulting in lower operational costs, reduced capital expenditures, and improved overall service levels.

"M7 Global Partners' unique approach to solving IT infrastructure challenges has helped its clients look beyond traditional virtualization techniques to expand their opportunities to lower operational costs while improving service levels and management efficiency," said Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Infrastructure and Server Marketing at Microsoft. "Based on Microsoft's suite of Virtualization products, including Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, M7 Global Partners' server virtualization solutions have allowed clients to quickly transition their infrastructure to virtual environments that have dramatically reduced capital expenditures. We are pleased to recognize M7 Global Partners as Virtualization Partner of the Year."

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. The press release from Microsoft announcing the finalists and winners of the 2011 Partner of the Year awards is available at

About M7 Global Partners: Founded in 2010, M7 Global Partners is a national network of the country’s leading IT consultants dedicated to delivering datacenter and desktop solutions with an emphasis on virtual desktop solutions for mid tier and enterprise customers and government agencies.The mission of M7 Global Partners is to increase the value, credibility, depth and reach of the regional value added solution provider by developing a global organization that focuses on higher quality, more consistent, centralized relationship and experience for our vendors, system integrators and partners, and most importantly – our customers. M7 Global Partners is committed to achieving the promise and efficiencies of desktop virtualization. M7 has assembled all the necessary components and competencies to achieve the value of desktop cloud computing structures today. Founding members of M7 Global Partners are AEC Group, Agile360 and Entisys Solutions; Gotham Technology Group; Intra Systems; IPM; LPS Integration; and, Right! Systems Inc.M7 Global Partners corporate headquarters are located in Montvale, New Jersey. For more information, visit # # #

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