Five To Follow: CRN Fast Growth Companies In the News

January's Hot Fast Growth Solution Providers

CRN's Fast Growth companies made recent headlines, continuing to grow revenue and visibility in January. From cloud computing solutions to speaking at the White House jobs forum, check out what's happening at these five IT solution providers.

MicroTech Speaks At White House Jobs Forum

Bill Mayall, director of knowledge solutions for MicroTech University, represented the organization at the White House "Insourcing American Jobs Forum." The event focused on the increasing trend of companies choosing to "insource," or keep jobs in the U.S. and make new capital investments domestically. Fast Growth VAR MicroTech, a veteran-owned business that is also on CRN's VAR500 list, is a leading proponent for addressing the critical issue of veterans' employment; Mayall is a Vietnam-era veteran.

TorreyPoint Earns Kudos From Juniper

TorreyPoint was awarded Americas Partner Of The Year honors at Juniper Networks' first annual Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The awards recognize outstanding achievements and commitment from the company's top channel partners in the areas of sales, customer service excellence, technology expertise and service specializations. The IT solution provider won Juniper's Western Region Partner Of The Year awards in 2009 and 2010.

Transcend United Partners With Coraid

Solution provider Transcend United Technologies will provide next-generation Ethernet SAN storage for its cloud solutions through a partnership with Coraid. Transcend's cloud solutions serve market segments including unified communications, data infrastructure, backup/recovery and mobility/wireless. Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays offer flexible, high-performance storage in a less complex manner than traditional SAN solutions.

Vision Technologies Now A Moto Partner

Vision Technologies became an Advanced Media Technologies Platinum VAR partner for Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution. POL is a next-generation enterprise LAN solution developed by Motorola that eliminates the need for bulky copper wiring, multiple distribution closets and related power and cooling systems. POL's target markets are the enterprise and campus environments; POL can replace existing local area network connections with a single, high-capacity fiber optic cable designed to connect the end user directly to the data center.

ZSL Joins Microsoft Platform Modernization Alliance

ZSL will take part in the Microsoft Platform Modernization Alliance, which aims to bring together Microsoft’s expertise in delivering technology platforms -- including application and integration middleware -- with ZSL’s experience in modernizing legacy applications using its proprietary framework, SmartPrise Migrator. ZSL's legacy software code conversion utility is a cloud-enablement and modernization platform that helps enterprises automatically convert and migrate applications written in PowerBuilder, FoxPro and Visual Basic programming languages to .Net, Windows Azure and SOA technologies. According to ZSL, SmartPrise Migrator could reduce time and money spent on rewriting and migrating legacy applications compared with competitive approaches.

For more on CRN's Fast Growth companies, check out December's Five to Follow.