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Compugen Wins Gold and Silver at Channel Elite Awards

Datacentre Rebuild wins Gold in Enterprise Category; Desktop Virtualization Solution wins Silver in Mid-Market Category

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/18/12 -- Compugen Inc., Canada's largest IT solutions and services provider, is pleased to announce major peer recognition at 2012 Channel Elite Awards ceremony held in Woodbridge, Ontario on 11 September 2012.

Winning Gold in the Enterprise Solution category, Compugen's datacentre rebuild for a multinational at its western Canadian facility involved upgrading the server and power infrastructure with IBM servers and expanding the use of virtualization with VMware software to reduce the total number of servers from 300 to 100 and reduce power consumption by 50% while improving reliability. Working with American Power Conversion, Compugen also improved power supply reliability, datacentre cooling, and facility security.

Winning Silver in the Mid-Market category, Compugen's desktop virtualization solution permitted a Western-Canadian college to host hundreds of concurrent virtual desktop sessions via wired LAN, campus Wi-Fi and remote connection through the Internet. Using the Cisco UCS integrated computing platform, advanced Cisco wired and wireless switching and routing technology with a new NetApp SAN, Compugen was able to reduce bottlenecks caused by slow SAN performance and to provision a resilient datacentre optimized for hosting the virtual desktop infrastructure into the foreseeable future.

In response to these awards, Harry Zarek, Compugen's CEO and President, said, "Peer recognition is important to Compugen. These awards recognize significant achievements for Compugen and its customers. We have immensely talented teams of great individuals, backed by stellar technology partners and the whole Compugen organization, and, as the many excellent solutions recognized at last night's ceremony prove, we work in a creative and innovative IT environment where competition and collaboration lead to better business solutions. Hats off to all the winners and to the Channel Elite Awards organizers and sponsors."

Another recent industry recognition for Compugen was a top ranking in the 2011 Computer Dealer News Top 100 list. The Compugen service organization also recently completed its one millionth service call.

About Compugen

Compugen is Canada's largest IT solutions and services provider, offering a comprehensive portfolio of sales and support services across Canada. Still operating under the guidance of President and CEO Harry Zarek who founded the company in 1981, Compugen's experienced team of IT professionals helps mid-sized and large corporations and governments with enterprise-level solutions that address business requirements through an integrated approach across technology platforms. Solution areas include Datacentre, Virtualization, Storage, Microsoft Infrastructure, Print Management, Communications and Security. Service offerings include Deployment, Field (on-site) Services, Managed Services, Technology Lifecycle Management, Fleet Management, Software Licensing and Asset Management. Product Services include a complete ISO warehousing, configuration & logistics organization that encompasses remarketing and recycling of end of life technology. Multi-vendor financing services are provided through Compugen Finance.

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