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VNS Ranked #23 Globally of Top 100 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Second-Annual Research Report Identifies The World’s Most Progressive Managed Service Providers

Fresno, California - February 17, 2009 -- Valley Network Solutions (VNS), Central California's leading MSP and VAR, today announced it has again landed on Nine Lives Media Inc.’s second-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world’s most progressive managed service providers.

"We were honored to be named within this exclusive group of MSPs last year, but to be included within the top 25 MSPs in the world again this year really been a privilege," said Daniel Duffy, Founder and CEO-CIO of Valley Network Solutions. "The growth and maturation of the managed services space continues to reinforce our belief that managed services provides customers with a superior way to manage and support their technology investments. VNS has been providing our customers with managed services since 2000, and from the start, we understood that we needed to be proactive, programmatic, and methodically and persistently deliver value by minimizing downtime for our customers, and doing it cost effectively. To be acknowledged again for our effort, investments and hard-earned lessons is a great honor."

VNS Top MSPThe free MSPmentor 100 report, available at, is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October through December 2008. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes managed service providers based on a range of revenue and management metrics.

“There’s no doubting the momentum of managed service providers within the MSPmentor 100,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “As a whole, MSPmentor 100 companies generated nearly $800 million in managed services revenue in 2008, up a dramatic 46 percent from 2007.”

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc., is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Webcasts, podcasts and videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

VNS was also ranked 15th globally in year-over-year managed services revenue dollar growth, and 2nd overall in percentage of managed services revenue growth (1,100%), and was 1 of only 3 MSP in the State of California to make the list. VNS currently manages thousands of devices for our customers, made possible through a combination of onsite and remote management, a dedicated network operations center, and exceptional customer support.

"VNS's NetCare™ managed service program continues to be the cornerstone of our service program, and we will continue to raise the bar to define what it means to be a successful MSP and provide our customers with the highest levels of service" said Duffy.

About Nine Lives Media Inc.

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Company Background

Valley Network Solutions is a Fresno, California based network consulting and integration services company, providing a local resource for high-end computing services through its team of technical personnel with Silicon Valley experience. The company was founded in 1996 by Daniel Duffy. Mr. Duffy previously founded Internet Service Provider ValleyNet Communications (now known as ProtoSource Network, NASDAQ: PSCO), and has done work for Compaq, Microsoft, Bank of America and several other Fortune 500 customers.

The company founders previously owned, or helped launch numerous ISPs, and have extensive experience with Fortune 500 customers and enterprise computing environments, and can provide businesses with a local resource to that kind of enterprise expertise. Each team member possesses advanced network certifications such as MCSE, CCNA, MCSE+I, MCP, MCNE, SANA, CCA, ASE and A+. Our real-world experience with enterprise clients, coupled with practical network expertise and business skills allow us to create corporate infrastructures that are reliable, manageable, and capable of sustaining the most demanding e-business environments. VNS is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider and Sun Developer, as well as authorized reseller for several of the computer industries most respected tier one brands.

The Company provides services primarily to clients in the central valley of California. Founded in 1996, the company is a member of the Fresno and Clovis Chambers of Commerce as well as the Better Business Bureau of Central California, is privately held and locally owned.

The company can be reached at (559) 650-2600, or via our website:

For More Information Contact:

Valley Network Solutions, Incorporated
364 W. Fallbrook Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA  93711-5858

Tel: (559) 650-2600
Fax: (559) 650-2601

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