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Has Your Brocade 48000 Been Orphaned?

TeamKCI has assumed a major support role as customers seek alternative source for maintenance as 48000 support ends.   The Brocade 48000 once flagship Brocade SAN director reached End-Of-Support on February 17, 2016. Brocade Communications is no longer supporting it.   There is an alternative, simply let TeamKCI maintain your Brocade 48000(s).  Why TeamKCI? We

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4500 Replacement Parts

Machine Part Number EOL EOS Replacement Part EOL Notice 4500 WS-X45-SUP6L-E= 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-X45-SUP7L-E= EOL Notice 4500 WS-X45-SUP6L-E/2 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-X45-SUP7L-E/2 EOL Notice 4500 WS-X45-SUP6L-E 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-X45-SUP7L-E EOL Notice 4500 WS-C4507RES6L+96V+ 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-C4507RE+96V+ EOL Notice 4500 WS-C4506E-S6L-4200 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ EOL Notice 4500 WS-C4506E-S6L-2800 2/2/2015 2/29/2020 WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ EOL Notice 4500 WS-C4506E-S6L-1300 2/2/2015 2/29/2020

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6500 Replacement Parts

Machine Part Number EOL EOS Replacement Part EOL Notice 6500 CF-ADAPTER-SP 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-A-MSFC3-1GB 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-A-MSFC3-1GB= 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M= 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-MSFC3-1GB 4/30/2016 4/30/2021 VS-S2T-10G EOL Notice 6500 MEM-MSFC3-1GB= 4/30/2016 4/30/2021

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9000/9500 Replacement Parts

Machine Part Number EOL EOS Replacement Part EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-A-UPGR 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-C9710-1K9 EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-CCO 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-9710-KIT-CCO EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-CCO= 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-9710-KIT-CCO= EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-HDS 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-9710-KIT-HDS EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-HP 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-9710-KIT-HP EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-IBM 4/28/14 4/30/19 DS-9710-KIT-IBM EOL Notice 9500 DS-9509-KIT-NPE 4/28/14 4/30/19

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Brocade Announces First 32 Gbit/s – Gen 6 Switch

On March 1, 2016 Brocade Communications announced its first Generation 6 (Gen 6) 32 Gbit/s SAN switch; the Brocade G620 is a new high-density SAN switch that according to Brocade, “boasts unprecedented performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads for mission-critical applications”. A link with more detailed information about this Brocade announcement

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TeamKCI Assumes Major Support Role as Manufacturer Support Ends

The Brocade 48000 once flagship Brocade SAN director has reached End-of-Support, today, February 17, 2016. After today Brocade will no longer support it. But there is no need to panic; no need to upgrade to newer hardware; no need to buy spare machines or squirrel away parts. Simply let TeamKCI maintain your Brocade 48000(s). Here’s why:

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Brocade Announces EOL for DCX 8-Gbps Blades

Brocade has announced that it is initiating its End-of-Life process for Brocade FC8-16, FC8-32, FC8-48  and FC8-64 blades for the Brocade DCX family of directors. The Brocade notice also states that the last date Brocade will accept orders for 8-Gbps blades is November 30, 2015 (Brocade Notice). Directly after the Brocade announcement, TeamKCI announced that

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What’s Your NetApp Plan?

Hey NetApp users what’s your NetApp plan?  Do you know what your next storage platform will be? Will it even be manufactured by NetApp? Tough questions that are not all that easy to answer. As NetApp transitions its product lines it is a reasonable proposition to develop a plan for your next platform. But what will

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HP StorageWorks 4/256 Nears End-Of-Support Date

In May 2005, Brocade introduced its then flagship 48000 director, a 4 Gbps director with an eight (8) blade capacity, each blade capable of attaching up to 48 ports, for a total capacity of 384 ports. HP re-branded the 48K and sold it as the HP StorageWorks 4/256 SAN Switch. It was designed by Brocade

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IBM 2109-M48 Nears End-of-Support Date

In May 2005, Brocade introduced its then flagship 48000 director, a 4 Gbps director with an eight (8) blade capacity, each blade capable of attaching up to 48 ports, for a total capacity of 384 ports. IBM re-branded the 48K and sold it as the 2109-M28 (a.k.a. SAN256B). It was designed by Brocade to compete with McData

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EMC ED-48000B Nears End-of-Support Date

In May 2005, Brocade introduced its then flagship 48000 director, a 4 Gbps director with an eight (8) blade capacity, each blade capable of attaching up to 48 ports, for a total capacity of 384 ports. EMC re-branded the 48K and sold it as the ED-48000B.  It was designed by Brocade to compete with McData and

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Should Brocade DCX Maintenance Really Cost Over $20,000 Per Year?

Should Brocade DCX maintenance really cost over $20,000 per year? It really shouldn’t! That’s why TeamKCI offers a much more attractively priced alternative. We provide round-the-clock 24 x 7 tech support, guarantee 4-hour onsite service and utilize the dial-in end call home features. Unlike the manufacturer, we store a full complement of spare parts on

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Brocade 48000 Nears End-of-Support Date

In May 2005, Brocade introduced its then flagship 48000 director, a 4 Gbps director with an eight (8) blade capacity, each blade capable of attaching up to 48 ports, for a total capacity of 384 ports. The 48K as it was known was designed to compete with McData and Cisco its two main rivals (at the

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Tell Us Your Plans!

We love to have our customers tell us their plans so that we understand what motivates their support requests. We pride ourselves in our ability to craft creative solutions that provide high quality solutions and value. We accept the challenges of each unique opportunity and are happy to work with you, our customers, towards achieving

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TeamKCI Announces DCX Maintenance

TeamKCI is pleased to announce it has expanded its award winning worldwide support program to include Brocade DCX directors at rates that are significantly less than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.  TeamKCI has also begun offering round-the-clock monitoring for Enterprise customers becoming the only independent maintenance provider to offer this service for DCX.  With TeamKCI, our customers get:

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The Last Place on Earth for Top Quality Telenex Support

Telenex a once independent switch manufacturer was purchased by General Signal Networks in 1996; General Signal Networks was rolled up into an IPO in 2000 and renamed InRange Technologies; InRange was acquired by Computer Network Technology (CNT) in 2003; CNT was acquired by McData Corp in 2005; McData was acquired by Brocade Communication Systems in 2007. Brocade

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Cisco 9513 Blended Support

The TeamKCI blended support program for Cisco 9513 directors is perfect for many Cisco legacy 9513 director users. If you’re a Cisco customer with the quandary of having your Cisco MDS director eligible for SMARTnet® while the internal blades in your Cisco 9513 MDS are not, look into our TeamKCI blended support program. It works

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Brocade DCX

A paradigm shift occurred in early 2015 when Brocade announced End-of-Life (EOL) for its flagship DCX SAN director. EOL traditionally signifies the end of new software and firmware developments along with the cessation of bug fixes. EOL freezes all software and firmware at the level it is at. Going forward, customers no longer need be

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TeamKCI Blended Cisco Support

In case you missed it we would like to invite you to review our new TeamKCI Blended Cisco Support Cisco 9513 directors. Some Cisco customers now find themselves with the quandary of having their Cisco MDS director eligible for SMARTnet® while the internal blades in their Cisco 9513 MDS are not. We have an easy solution. Keep your MDS director under SMARTnet® while placing the EOL and EOS port blades under award winning TeamKCI support. It’s easy, workable, inexpensive and keeps your SAN fully protected. We take SMARTnet® and make it smarter. Call or email to discuss your options.

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TeamKCI Announces Brocade USDX Support As Brocade Ends Support

If losing support for your USDX channel extender network is not an option, call TeamKCI today. Brocade has ceased maintaining all versions of the USDX as of May 15, 2015. TeamKCI offers an alternative. As switching experts for the last 33 years and America’s #1 independent maintainer of Brocade equipment, TeamKCI will gladly maintain your USDX

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TeamKCI Announces Brocade USDX Support as Brocade End Its Support

TeamKCI Announces Brocade USDX Support as Brocade End Its Support. If losing support for your USDX channel extender network is not an option call TeamKCI today. Brocade will cease maintainBrocade_CNT_USDXing all versions of the USDX on May 15, 2015 – less than eight months down the road.

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TeamKCI Announces 60% Off DCX Maintenance

TeamKCI is pleased to announce it has expanded its award-winning worldwide support program to include Brocade DCX directors at rates that are 60% less than the manufacturers suggested retail price.

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TeamKCI Announces Brocade Network Monitoring for DCX

TeamKCI has launched a new generation of remote monitoring services to help customers more effectively manage application and network performance end-to-end across their data center fabrics. The TeamKCI DCX Monitoring Service helps organizations reduce downtime, optimize resource utilization and better meet business requirements for application performance. TeamKCI Monitoring Service begins with Brocade DCX class directors and provides a secure architecture for proactive, remote network monitoring, alerting and reporting.

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Brocade Announces DCX End-of-Life (EOL)

TeamKCI is pleased to announce it has expanded its award-winning worldwide support to include Brocade DCX and DCX4S directors at rates that are 60% less than Brocade’s published rates.

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TeamKCI Announces Foundry Networks Legacy Support

TeamKCI is pleased to announce maintenance support for legacy Foundry Networks networking gear.

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Brocade Support for 4 Gbps Ends on February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 looms large as the End-of-Support date for five Brocade machines as the Storage Area Network leader ends support for remaining 4 Gbps platforms. TeamKCI services all Brocade (and McData) devices that have been designated End-of-Support by Brocade including all the machines mentioned above at rates that are 50%-70% less than Brocade’s rates.

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“McData-geddon” Approaching

Mahwah, NJ February 28, 2014 marks the End-of-Support for the McData 6140 and McData i10k directors by Brocade. These machines were the last two McData designed directors that Brocade continued to support after its takeover of McData in late 2006 now more than seven years ago.

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Special Opportunity | Brocade DCX 8510

A special opportunity has brought two (2) Brocade 8510 directors into our inventory.  These machines have 128 16 Gbps ports each and are IBM badged and IBM “banded”. The exact configuration is as follows:       IBM 2499-816 (DCX 8510)               $136,769. 2802 (4) SW SFP 8 Gbps 2809 (15) SW SFP 8 Gbps – 8 pack

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The Sky is Falling on Brocade DCX Prices

If you’re in the market for a Brocade DCX or a DCX blade upgrade you couldn’t have picked a better time. WithBrocade DCX Backbone Brocade selling the heck out of the new 16 Gbps capable Gen 5 DCX 8510 backbone director, older Brocade DCX directors have hit the market en masse and have caused DCX chassis and blade prices to plummet.

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Attention EMC Connectrix Users!

Attention EMC Connectrix Users! Manufacturer’s support for EMC badged Connectrix 4900 and 5000 switches, and Connectrix 6140 directors will end on January 31, 2014.  If you are using these machines and plan to continue using them beyond this date, please contact TeamKCI immediately for continued coverage.  We can even get you covered that same day

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In just 142 days, Brocade Will Stop Maintaining McData 6140 and McData i10k Directors

Brocade will stop maintaining McData 6140 and McData i10k directors on February 28, 2014. Call TeamKCI to continue your McData maintenance.

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Brocade Communications Will Discontinue McData i10K and 6140 on February 28, 2014

Brocade Communications will discontinue the McData i10K and the McData 6140 directors on February 28, 2014.

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IBM Announces EOSL for Legacy IBM 9032 ESCON Directors

After 23 years of field usage, IBM has announced the End of Support Life (EOSL) for all IBM legacy 9032 ESCON directors – Models 2, 3 and 5 – effective March 31, 2014, after which IBM will no longer maintain these devices.

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The Best Server, Storage and Network Maintenance Programs

All maintenance is mission critical and maintenance providers should always treat every maintenance call as a mission critical event. When a well-integrated maintenance program works properly it prevents downtimes, loss and other operational problems. This should not just be your goal but what you actually deliver.

TeamKCI takes pride in the quality of service and reliability we offer our clients. We appreciate the essential factors our customers consider when making the critical support and maintenance decision. We understand how a customer’s loyalty is earned? And, what makes for trust and reliability in a maintenance provider.

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The Best Server, Storage and Network Maintenance Programs. Part 2

Selecting the best maintenance program can be a challenge. TeamKCI takes pride in the quality of service and reliability we offer our clients. There are important considerations to take into account when making the support and maintenance decision. Why do customers stay loyal to one maintenance plan provider? What separates the best from the rest? Read more…

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Brocade has announced End-of-Life (EOL) for its Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM)

In case you missed our previous post, Brocade has announced End-of-Life (EOL) for its proprietary Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) software management product (Brocade DCFM EOL Notice). Brocade suggests that customers move to the Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), its next generation management product, which will simplify daily operations while improving performance and reliability (Brocade Network

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The Best Server, Storage and Network Maintenance Programs. Part 1

At Team KCI we are often asked what makes a maintenance program stand out. Why do customers rave about one maintenance plan while roiling about another?

To address that we are posting Team KCI’s continuing blog series describing what makes for happy, satisfied customers; what to look for when choosing your next maintenance provider…Read more.

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Important EOS Date for EMC ED-10000M

Important EOS Date for EMC ED-10000M TeamKCI Offers Continued Support for All i10K Directors TeamKCI EOS Alert, June 13, 2013.  Import End-of-Service (EOS) dates for i10Ks are fast approaching, from many manufacturers. The EMC ED-10000M will reach End-of-Service (EOS) on July 31, 2013.  And within the coming year, the Brocade/McData i10Ks and other OEM equivalents

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How to Choose the Best Server, Storage and Network Maintenance Provider

The first in our series on how to choose the best server, storage and network maintenance provider from people who have been in business for over 30 years.

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Perfect Time to Be Looking for Brocade 8 Gbps SAN Equipment

It’s the perfect time to be looking for Brocade 8-Gbps SAN equipment – especially Brocade DCX directors and 5100 & 5300 edge switches.

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McData 6140 and i10K EOS Update

Do not be concerned! TeamKCI will support McData 6140 and i10K directors indefinitely at prices that will make you smile.

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Brocade DCFM End-of-Life Announced

Brocade has announced End-of-Life (EOL) for its proprietary Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) software management product. (Brocade DCFM EOL Notice) Brocade claims that the replacement, next generation management product, the Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), will simplify daily operations while improving performance and reliability. (Brocade Network Advisor Datasheet) Users of DCFM should not be concerned –

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Manufacturers’ End-of-Service Coming for McData i10Ks | TeamKCI Provides Alternatives

Manufacturers’ End-of-Service Coming for McData i10Ks | TeamKCI Provides Alternatives If your center is one of the 400 data centers still using one or more McData i10K directors you should be aware that the i10K will reach Brocade End-of-Service (EOS) on February 28, 2014.  Set your countdown clock, just 325 days left. If you are still using

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Supreme Court Ruling Will Result in Lower Prices

Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled that individuals and companies that buy books and other goods abroad have the right to resell those products in the US even if the manufacturer explicitly marks the goods for sale only in specific regions outside of America.

To consumers and tech users the decision will lead to lower pricing as US based publishers and manufacturers will be forced to lower prices to compete with their own products that they in-explicably sell more cheaply abroad. Maintenance companies will be able to buy parts overseas at lower costs and the savings will be passed on to users. And, the vast threat of legal action by content developers will hopefully now be curtailed.

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Brocade to End Support for McData 1620 and 2640 on January 15, 2013

Brocade maintenance support for the McData 1620 and 2640 Multi-protocol SAN Routers will end on January 15, 2013*. If you are still using either the McData 1620 and 2640, do not be alarmed.  Top quality 24×7 maintenance coverage with 4 hour on-site response time is now available from KCI, Inc. at rates that are 30-50% less

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Brocade – IBM – EMC End-of-Service (EOS) Lists

Brocade – IBM – EMC End-of-Service (EOS) Lists The equipment listed below has recently reached End-of-Service (EOS) from the manufacturers. If you are still using any of these machines, do not be alarmed. Top quality 24×7 maintenance coverage with 4 hour on-site response time is now available from KCI, Inc. at rates that are 30-50%

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IBM 2104 & 2105 “Shark” US Maintenance Service Withdrawal

In case you missed it, IBM maintenance support for IBM 2104-DU3, 2104-TU3, 2105-750 and 2105-F20 disk storage ended on 12/31/2013. Top quality 24×7 maintenance coverage with 4 hour on-site response time is now available from KCI, Inc.

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IBM Announces US Maintenance Service Withdrawals Effective December 31, 2012

Effective December 31, 2012 the IBM storage, tape and switch equipment products listed in the table below have been withdrawn from US maintenance services by IBM.  But you need not go uncovered!  Full  maintenance support is available from KCI, Inc. Withdrawn From Maintenance Storage   Tape Storage   Switching 2104-DU3 3490-A01 2005-16B 2104-TU3 3490-A02 2005-32B

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9 EMC Connectrix Products to be Dropped from Maintenance in 2013

2013 will see nine (9) EMC Connectrix products manufactured by Brocade/McData dropped from maintenance; three switches, two routers, one SAN director, two storage cabinets and a special purpose appliance. (Source: EMC Hardware Release and Service Dates, dated May 8, 2012) If you are still using any of the EMC products listed in the table below

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NetScout Acquires OnPath Technologues

In case you missed it, NetScout acquired ONPATH Technologies on November 1, 2012. Upon the introduction of the UCS 2900, OnPath announced the End-of-Support for the Telenex 2700 matrix switch, which ended on March 31, 2011. Since that time Telenex 2700 support from the manufacturer has been on an as available basis. If you need ongoing support for your Telenex 2700 matrix switch please contact Jeff Klein at jeffk@TeamKCI.com or 201-934-6500 extension 11 to investigate support options.

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McData 4700 End of Support Date from Brocade is October 1, 2012

McData 4700 End of Support Date from Brocade is October 1, 2012. Maintenance support for the mainstay McData 4700 and McData 4400 will end…KCI, Inc. offers a low cost maintenance alternative for all Brocade & McData legacy switches.

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KCI Inc Celebrates 30th Anniversary

KCI, Inc., the global information technology connectivity company, announced that today will mark the 30th anniversary of the company’s inception.

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Welcome to TeamKCI

For over thirty years KCI, Inc. has supplied and supported switching and connectivity products to America’s largest corporations and government agencies. Over the years platforms and manufacturers have changed but the basic need to access and switch large volumes of data has grown exponentially. Across the span of three decades, from Bus & Tag to ESCON to FICON toFibreChannel, KCI, Inc. has developed unique and exceptional technical competencies in SAN architecture, switching, storage, networking and connectivity.

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KCI Awarded Verizon 2011 Supplier Recognition Award

KCI, Inc., the global information technology connectivity company, has been awarded the coveted ‘Verizon Supplier Recognition’ Award for outstanding performance in the ‘IT Products and Services’ category, for the year 2011, by Verizon Communications.

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