|Datalink Named Partner of the Year by Hitachi Data Systems|
Award Received for Recording Largest Sales Revenue in 2000
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ: DTLK - news), announced today that it has been named Partner of the Year by Hitachi Data Systems. Datalink, an independent architect of information storage infrastructures for open systems computing environments, accepted the award at Hitachi Data Systems' First Annual Channel Summit during COMDEX in Las Vegas, NV.
``We are pleased to recognize Datalink as Partner of the Year,'' said Jim Davidson, Hitachi Data Systems General Manager. ``With their technical expertise and commitment to solving customers' business challenges, Datalink epitomizes the true value-add partner for Hitachi Data Systems.''
The Partner of the Year award was created by Hitachi Data Systems to annually acknowledge channel partners that have demonstrated outstanding performance through partnership and revenue achievement. Datalink received the honor by recording the largest sales revenue of Hitachi Data Systems products during the twelve months ending September 30, 2000.
``Datalink is honored to have been chosen as Hitachi Data Systems Partner of the Year for 2000. Building strong partnerships has always been a priority for Datalink and this award demonstrates that our efforts have been successful,'' said Steve Howe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Datalink. ``The continued support of Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) products will enable Datalink to continue designing and delivering sophisticated information storage architectures. To continue our success in 2001, Datalink will look to its important partners, like Hitachi Data Systems, for ongoing technological leadership and innovation to help us meet the expectations of our clients and shareholders.''