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SGI Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide

Annual Guide Recognizes the Very Best Channel Partner Programs in the Market

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/14 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

Through select, strategic channel partnerships around the globe, SGI ensures customers have access to high quality products and data center solutions designed to help businesses overcome their biggest high performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive computing challenges. SGI's channel partner program is instrumental in establishing its presence in both foreign and domestic markets, helping to champion the SGI brand with today's industry leaders.

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's Research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

"Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals."

"To be recognized for the fifth year in a row as a 5-Star program in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide shows the inherent strength of our program," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "We are committed to providing specialized partner programs that help our partners expand their market reach and improve their bottom line. Our channel network and focus on providing exceptional solutions to customers has been a key part of growing SGI's business as it continues to expand within the HPC and enterprise markets."

The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

About SGI
SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing (HPC), is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. Visit sgi.com (sgi.com/) for more information.

Connect with SGI on Twitter (@sgi_corp), YouTube (youtube.com/sgicorp), Facebook (facebook.com/sgiglobal) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/sgi).

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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 www.thechannelcompany.com.

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