ASI System Integration has been named to the inaugural CRN Tech Elite 250. The Tech Elite 250 serves as the industry’s definitive list of VARs with both deep technical expertise and premier certifications. ASI has been recognized as a best-of-breed integrator who has invested in technical know-how and earned premier certifications in the areas of data center and infrastructure for North American customers.

CRN Editors worked with solution providers and outside experts to define the most important technical certifications in the market today. By mapping certifications against the key technology opportunities as defined by CRN’s State of the Market and Midmarket study, the Tech Elite 250 recognizes the VARs most committed to helping customers innovate while reducing costs.

“The Tech Elite 250 recognizes an elite group of VARs who are successfully navigating the dynamic IT channel market,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director at Everything Channel. “By adapting to new customer purchasing patterns and redefining best practices, these solution providers are delivering the strategies and value customers demand to compete in today’s competitive economic environment.”

The CRN Tech Elite 250 is a new list CRN will be publishing similar to the VAR500 and Fast Growth 100 and is the definitive list of VARs with deep technical expertise and premier certifications serving customers in North America. These 250 VARs are best-of-breed integrators who have invested in technical know-how and premier/platinum certifications in the areas of data centers and infrastructure to differentiate them from their competitors.

Tech Elite 250, a new list compiled by CRN, highlights VARs in the data center and IT infrastructure space who have made investments in IT certifications and technical training in a wide range of technologies and vendor programs. VARs on this list have a earned some of the most difficult certifications out there from big name IT vendors, including Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, HP, EMC, VMware and Cisco.