Frontier Business Systems Awarded Gold Partner Status with Citrix

Only partners with a high degree of technical skill and competence are accepted into the Gold Partner Status.

Bangalore, Karnataka, December 12, 2007 /India PRwire/ -- Frontier Business Systems today announced that it has achieved Citrix Gold Partner status. Only partners with a high degree of technical skill and competence are accepted into the Gold Partner Status. Other criteria include successful customer deployments of complex networks, customer acquisition and competence of its technical and sales teams.

Today's IT infrastructure is increasingly complex to design, deploy, secure and manage, and a strong level of expertise is needed to do so properly. Mr. Ravi Verdes, Managing Director, Frontier Business Systems Pvt. Ltd, said, “Frontier has consistently demonstrated expertise and skill across industry and technology verticals. The Citrix Gold partner recognition is a reiteration of these skills and competence. We have partnered with Citrix in several critical enterprise implementations”.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Souma Das, Area Vice President, Citrix Systems, saidThe Citrix gold partner status is based on a combination of upgrading internal sales and technical certifications, plus a close working relationship with Citrix Systems to deliver specialist application delivery expertise to customers. Many of our customers are looking for technology companies with a strong skill base and a commitment to Citrix technology. Our gold partners are perfectly positioned to align themselves with such customers and Frontier Business Systems fits the profile completely. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with them.”

Frontier and Citrix:

Frontier aligned with Citrix in 2005 to deliver innovative application delivery infrastructure solutions and services to critical, fast-growing markets. Frontier is highly committed to delivering solutions around Citrix' technologies, which will add considerable value and provide great flexibility to help the customers address their business and technical challenges. Citrix tie-up with Frontier helps customers access to a spectrum of services that range from acting as a trusted advisor on planning access strategies to helping customers acquire, build and support access solutions.

Notes to Editor

About Frontier Business Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Frontier Business Systems Pvt. Ltd is a professional IT Infrastructure solutions and services provider incorporated in 1994. Today Frontier has a team of over 500 employees and last years sales was 196 Crores. Frontier offers single window to the entire IT Infrastructure solutions and services for Enterprises. It is organized into following business units: Enterprise Computing Solutions, Personal Computing Solutions, Networking Solutions, Power Solutions, Software Solutions, Infrastructure Management Services, Information Security Consulting, Enterprise Virtualisation Consulting and Infrastructure Architecting and Consulting. For more information, please visit www.Frontier.inAbout Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.

Frontier helps ogranizations acquire, deploy, manage and secure a wide array of it infrastructure solutions and services. frontier consciously applies its experience, expertise and execution skills to every project irrespective of size and complexity.

Delivering in a complex world

While organizations work very hard at bringing simplicity and power computing to the user, the complexity of delivering these solutions is multiplying at a disproportional pace. Frontier has the experience, expertise and execution skills to deliver performance optimized and cost effective IT infrastrucuture solutions in todays complex environment.


Frontier – Providing comprehensive enterprise level it infrastructure

solutions and services

Frontier Business systems (P) Ltd is a 13 year old , 196 Crores (US$ 50 M) , 500 plus people IT infrastructure solutions and services organization. We are recognized as being among the best in design and delivery of solutions in all components of the IT infrastructure. Frontier is organized into Strategic Business Units. Each Business Unit has its own sales and support teams.

Frontier is headquartered at Bangalore, and has a pan India presence with offices in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai , Delhi , Cochin besides regional support offices across India .

While this structure does increase the overall size of Frontier’s personnel, having dedicated sales and support teams helps build in-depth skills in each domain. The fact that Frontier is a very large and significant player is testimony to the success of this strategy.

Frontier – IT Infrastructure Solutions

Personal computing solutions

Lenovo Desktops & Laptops

IBM X Series – Intel servers

14-Year-old Direct relationship.

With Lenovo & IBM.

Enterprise Computing Solutions

Sun Servers and Sun Products

Enterprise Storage (SAN) from IBM, Sun & Netapp’s,

IBM P Series solutions, Veritas and Tivoli solutions

Principal partner for Sun Microsystems

Investment of 1 Crore in SAN POC

IBM Enterprise partner (P Series, Storage & IBM Software)

Networking Solutions

Passive (Structured cabling – Systimax, AMP)

Active (Switching, routing, VOIP, Unified communications, Security

AMP & Tyco for Structured cabling

CISCO Premier Select partner

Network Security (CISCO, Checkpoint, RSA, PGP, Symantec, Trend Micro)

Power Solutions

Electrification solutions

Backup power solutions upto 1000 KVA

Datacenter solutions

Emerson Enterprise Business Partner.

Software solutions

Citrix Access solutions

VMWare virtualization solutions

Citrix Gold Partner

VMWare Premier Partner

Frontier – IT Infrastructure Services

Information Security Consulting

Compliance consulting (ISO27001, HIPAA, SOX, SEBI Clause 49 etc)

Penetration testing, Web application security, Vulnerability analysi, Security product management, Security policy formulation, BCP/DR etc etc..

Security partners through the entire information lifecycle

Deep project management experience

Consultants with experience across industry verticals such as BFSI, manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals etc

Industry certifications : ISO27001 LA, CEH, CISA, CISM etc..

Infrastructure management Services

SLA based IT infrastructure management

Desktop, laptop, Server and network management

Help desk & Service desk

Clearcase, HP Openview

PMO for handling complex projects

ITIL best practices for IMS

PMO with well defined service delivery processes and multiple skills

Constant skill upgradation of engineers

Well defined hierarchy with accountable roles and responsibilities for service delivery

Virtualization consulting

Server virtualization and optimization

Virtual storage architecting

Virtual desktop infrastructure design

Application delivery and deployment infrastructure design

VMWare and Citrix authorized consultants

Industry certifications

Deep industry experience in complex and enterprise environments

Infrastructure architecting

New facility - Comprehensive infrastructure design

Datacenter Consulting and design

Security consulting and design

In-depth infrastructure design and deployment experience

Multi-site, multi-technology solution architecting knowledge and skills

Industry certifications across all technology domaiins and vendors (CISCO, Systimas, IBM SUnm Veritas, Tivoli, HP Openview etc etc)

Experience, Expertise, Execution

With over twelve years of consistently rapid growth and customer acquisition in a highly competitive environment, Frontier has honed its skills across multiple technology platforms, and has experience in executing multiple projects of a very complex nature, calling for system integration skills across diverse platforms and technology.

Skilled personnel ensure that the solutions we offer actually work, and meet the customers requirements , both in terms of cost, and performance.

Fast and Flexible

Frontier has a flat organization structure enabling it to be fast and flexible and offering customers quick turnaround times. The entire organization is customer focussed and works diligently at delivering customer satisfaction. It is a partner of choice for many organizations for all their IT infrastructure solutioning and provisioning.

Investing in people

Frontier is highly focused on its people since it has a simple philosophy : The organization is the sum of all its people. With this as the cornerstone of its HR policy, Frontier works with people to ensure that they have the necessary experience, expertise and execution skills to deliver high quality solutions and services. Skill Martix and a skill hierarchy is drawn up for all

Functions, and every employee moves on a well defined career path. Frontier invests considerably in training and building a large pool of industry certified and skilled manpower.


Frontier has an excellent track record of customer acquisition and retention. Over the years it has a customer base exceeding thousand, across locations that Frontier operates in. It has numerous testimonials from customers vouching for Frontier’s competence and commitment to delivering projects in short time frames and sometimes difficult circumstances.

Why Frontier ?

v Long term perspective on all business partnerships

v Successful enduring partnerships – as evidenced by multiple Principal and Press awards over the years

v Strategic positioning with customers as a single window provider for

v IT infrastructure solutions and services

v Access to a strong customer base built over the last thirteen years

v Time tested strategies for extensive market Coverage

v Ongoing investments in training facilities and training

v Large base of skilled and certified technical staff

v Prudent Financial Management - Cash surplus and Debt Free.

v Excellent Credit Rating in the Industry.

v Sensitive to Principal needs & responsive to WIN-WIN programs

v Willing to invest in “ Technology demo infrastructure” (Over 500,000 USD) to date for POC’s and skill enhancement

We know our markets and our customers. Partner with Frontier and get a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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