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Carahsoft Named North American Public Sector Distributor of the Year by Red Hat

Award Recognizes Carahsoft for Enabling Exceptional Sales Growth

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, announced today that it has been named North American Public Sector Distributor of the Year by Red Hat, Inc. The award, which was presented during Red Hat's recent 2014 North America Partner Conference, recognized Carahsoft for enabling exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions in the public sector market.

"Red Hat has benefited from our strategic collaboration with Carahsoft for many years," said Mike Byrd, director of Public Sector Channel Sales at Red Hat. "As our public sector distributor and GSA schedule holder, Carahsoft continues to be an important contributor to the success and growth of the channel and for Red Hat's public sector business overall. We're proud to recognize them for working diligently with us to deliver the tools and solutions needed by the channel and our public sector customers."

Carahsoft began working with Red Hat in 2005 and has increased sales of Red Hat solutions year-over-year. In recognition of its success, Carahsoft now functions as Red Hat's inside sales force for several strategic verticals and also serves as Red Hat's Canadian SLSA Contract dealer and distributor. In recognition of its success, Carahsoft now functions as Red Hat's inside sales force for several strategic verticals and also serves as Red Hat's Canadian SLSA Contract dealer and distributor.

"We are honored to be recognized in this way," said Natalie Gregory, vice president of Open Source solutions at Carahsoft. "This award clearly speaks to the importance of Red Hat's award-winning solutions within the government marketplace and to the caliber of the team members and processes we have put in place to serve Red Hat and its ecosystem of partners."

In 2013, Carahsoft's dedicated team helped recruit, nurture, and educate more than 350 Red Hat partner companies and also received the 2013 Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year. These activities, combined with Carahsoft's high volume of proactive Red Hat sales and marketing initiatives, generated millions of dollars in sales during the calendar year.

Carahsoft was founded in 2004 and is one of the largest government partner for many of the industry's leading software companies including Red Hat, VMware, Adobe, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Red Hat, SAP, and HP. The company employs more than 400 team members and supports a growing and vibrant ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers and integrators. For more information, visit www.carahsoft.com.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Red Hat, VMware, Adobe, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Open Source, SAP, HP and Intelligence and Innovative products and services among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest-growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. www.carahsoft.com.

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