NetApp Announces 2010 UK Partner Award Winners
Success for b2net, Fujitsu UK&I Ltd, Alpha, ANS Group, Centralis, Imtech ICT UK Ltd, Manish Amlani - Majenta Solutions and Ian Garland – Servo.
London, 30 APR 2010 -
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)
celebrated the success of its UK partners at its fourth annual
NetApp Partner Awards
Dinner. The event, which took place in London's Bloomsbury
Ballroom, brought together more than 200 guests including 160
partners, and saw winners in ten categories recognised for
outstanding achievements over the last twelve months.
Entries were judged by senior management
across all areas of the NetApp business including sales, channel,
professional services, technical and marketing. The judging process
evaluated factors within each award category including new business
activity, quality of NetApp deployments, exceptional customer
experience and innovation.
Outstanding Achievement - UK Partner: b2net
Outstanding Achievement - SI Partner: Fujitsu UK&I Ltd
Best New Partner: ANS Group
Marketing Excellence: ANS Group
Outstanding Achievement - Technical Individual: Ian Garland -
Outstanding Achievement - Sales Individual: Manish Amlani - Majenta
Outstanding Achievement - Virtualisation Partner: b2net
Outstanding Achievement - Professional Services Partner:
Outstanding Achievement - IBM N Series Partner: Imtech ICT UK
Outstanding Achievement - Silver Partner - Centralis
Pete Rawden, Regional Director, Channels and
General Business UK & Ireland, NetApp said: "The number and
quality of entries this year was extremely high and a testament to
the excellent group of partners we do business with. It was
incredibly difficult to pick winners from such a strong group of
partners, but those that did win were set apart by particular
aspects such as exemplary partner performance as well as excellent
results and a working partnership that's getting better and
stronger or a sales individual with an impressive set of figures
for the 2009 financial year.
"We're thrilled with the depth of expertise
of our partner network and are committed to the success of every
individual and organisation we work with. We look forward to
building on these relationships in the future and helping our
partners achieve their business goals."
Winners of the UK Partner and SI Partner
categories are able to display the NetApp Partner Award logo across
their companies' communications and receive additional marketing
support. As winners of these categories, b2net and Fujitsu UK&I
are considered by NetApp as demonstrating high partner success and
best in class achievement. Sponsors of this year's awards included
Arrow ECS, Bell Micro, FastLane, Hammer, IBM UK and VMware.
Dave Allen, UK Managing Director said: "The
Partner Awards are an important part of recognising and rewarding
the outstanding work our channel partners produce year after year.
The channel is the engine that drives our business - we depend on
partners to sell and implement our solutions in a way that delivers
an outstanding customer experience. It is with immense pride that
we congratulate and thank every channel partner and in particular
those that have excelled to win this year's awards."
Andreas König, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, EMEA said: "The channel is an integral part of
NetApp's operations not only in the UK but across EMEA. We are very
proud of the success of the UK channel and these awards show how
that success is being reflected amongst our partners."
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