Aug 03

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced that President Nick Tidd and the D-Link® DSN-5000 series of iSCSI SAN Arrays were named as finalists for the 3rd annual Golden Bridge Awards, a premier business awards program that honors global companies and products for significant industry achievements. Joining industry elites from leading companies, Tidd was nominated as “Executive of the Year” while the D-Link DSN-5000 xStack SAN Array was nominated in the “Best New Products and Services” category for information technology hardware.

As president of D-Link North America, Tidd focuses on making D-Link operations more efficient, while fostering a sense of empowerment and accountability among employees. He has added new vitality to D-Link’s North American region by driving growth in small business and medium enterprise environments, increasing relationships with key service providers to offer D-Link’s networking innovation to their customers, and continuing to develop leading solutions for home customers. Tidd has also implemented strategies that drive D-Link’s channel leadership position in North America, launching its best-in-class partner program that includes compelling financial incentives unique to the industry.

“I am honored to be nominated for this esteemed award and to be included in a category with other industry leaders of such high caliber,” said Tidd. “D-Link is a trusted global brand recognized for its robust and affordable networking solutions, and it’s a pleasure working with my team to drive innovation and deliver technology solutions that enrich homes and businesses.”

The DSN-5000 is a robust storage solution that offers data managers several feature-rich capabilities including High-Availability (HA) configuration, fast transactional processing, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for maximum throughput performance, advanced volume virtualization technology, future-proof capacity expansion, guaranteed interoperability with the IP SAN network and major server virtualization technologies, and extended product lifecycles and warranties. In addition, the DSN-5000 provides free firmware upgrades without forcing users into expensive service contracts and allows customers to source non-proprietary, off-the-shelf disk drives, keeping storage costs down.

“The D-Link DSN-5000 is ideal for performance-demanding applications and easily complements any business’ network storage strategy,” said Chris Gruber, director of product marketing, Storage Solutions, D-Link North America. “It optimizes the transactional performance of critical applications such as server virtualization, database hosting, e-mail, audio or video post-production, and video surveillance.”

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

Winners of the 2011 Golden Bridge Awards will be honored in New York City on Aug. 10, 2011 during the annual dinner banquet.

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, as well as best products, innovations, management and teams, women in business, and public relations and marketing campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

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