Mar 20, 2007

Seagate Named 2007 CRN Channel Champion

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) was named a 2007 CRN Channel Champion in the category of Server-Class Disk Drives at an awards ceremony in San Diego, CA on March 9. The CRN Channel Champion award program, now in its 16th year, is sponsored by CMP Channel Group's CRN.

The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services. The survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

"Seagate is honored by the win in the Server-Class Disk Drives category, especially since it was based on the feedback from real solution providers in the channel," said Marc Jourlait, Seagate vice president, Global B2B Marketing. "Seagate is committed to not only providing the widest range of enterprise products, but also in maintaining best-in-class channel programs, service and support. The result is that our customers have more choice, from our high-capacity SATA interface Barracuda(r) ES, to the high-I/O density and reliability packed into our SAS Cheetah(r) 15K.5, to our small form factor Savvio(r) 10K and 15K products, which deliver high-I/O's in the smallest size and feature low power consumption."

"The CRN Channel Champions study is a premier resource for business and technology integrators to use throughout the year to evaluate vendors and programs," said Dan Dignam, vice president and publisher, CRN. "Congratulations to all of the winning companies. They have demonstrated that they deliver high quality solutions and have many satisfied business partners."

About CRN (
CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With nearly 25 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at

About CMP Channel Group (
CMP Channel Group is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its print products which include CRN and VARBusiness, their accompanying websites, the broader ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face-to-face conferences and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel Group provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CMP Technology (
CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The Wave logo, Cheetah, Barracuda and Savvio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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