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WWT Opens HP-Certified Cloud Center of Excellence

WWT announced the opening of an HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Advanced Technology Center (ATC).

ST. LOUIS  – September 22, 2011 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced the opening of an HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located at the company’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis.  WWTwill use the CCoEto demonstrate to customers and prospects the benefits of incorporating HP cloud computing solutions into their IT environments.

WWT’sHP CCoEis built on HP’s CloudSystem, a complete, integrated and open platform that enables enterprises and service providers to rapidly build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Based on HP Converged Infrastructure and HP Cloud Service Automation software, HP CloudSystemdelivers burstableunified deployment and management of cloud services across private, public and hybrid models.

“The Cloud Center of Excellence is an important addition to our Advanced Technology Center,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with World Wide Technology.  “It will give our customers an opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of cloud-based infrastructure, thereby accelerating the evaluation and exploration stages of their journey to the cloud.”

The ATC is a perfect venue for both commercial enterprises and government agencies to evaluate their current IT challenges and explore solutions to enable future success.  Through the ATC, organizations can schedule remote demonstrations or face-to-face meetings with certified experts who can recommend the very best solutions to help cut costs, optimize current assets for rapid provisioning of resources, and thus expand overall IT capabilities.  The ATC features state-of-the-art facilities, best-of-breed technology, and direct access to certified experts and technology products from more than 3,000 manufacturers.

To learn more about World Wide Technology’s HP Cloud Center of Excellence and its Advanced Technology Center, visit www.wwt.com.

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS‎); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,400 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

Contact:

Edward Levens for WWT

(919) 346-5531

eslevens@propelmg.com