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LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced that Chief Strategy Officer Saad Shahzad was named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Channel Chiefs are selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

dinCloud’s channel accomplishments in 2012 include:

  • Selected by Ingram Micro for providing hosted virtual desktops to its channel
  • One of Microsoft’s fastest growing hosting partners
  • Launched dinManage, a white-label, cloud orchestration software
  • Individual VAR partners closed multiple deals in last three months
  • Selected by leading national VARs for hosted desktop, server, and storage services

“The IT landscape is changing with cloud computing – based on the traction we are seeing in the market place, this is not only a trend anymore, but a paradigm shift,” said Shahzad. “dinCloud has made a commitment to be 100% channel focused and is enabling its channel partners to become strategic advisors to their end customers.”

Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list was featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine.

About dinCloud:

dinCloud is a cloud transformation company that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through Business Provisioning. Each private, virtual data center provides hosted virtual desktopshosted virtual servers, and cloud backup and recovery services, which are controlled by the customer, through a web-based application. dinCloud provides subscription-based services tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity. Visit www.dinCloud.com, or follow@dinCloud on Twitter.

About UBM Tech Channel:

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Angela Tuzzo
MRB Public Relations
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Cynthia Cooper
UBM Tech Channel

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