NetApp reveals UK & Ireland partner award winners 2012

Success for ANS Group, Kelway UK, Q Associates, Proact UK, CSC UK, NTT Europe , PlanNet21, ITPS & Insight Direct

London, 27 April 2012- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) last night celebrated the success of its UK & Ireland partners at its sixth annual NetApp Partner Awards dinner. The event, which took place in London's One Marylebone, brought together more than 200 guests from NetApp and its UK & Ireland partners, and saw winners in eleven categories recognised for outstanding achievements in delivering flexible, future ready solutions, 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 outstanding achievement in new business activity, quality of NetApp deployments, exceptional customer experience and innovation.

Winners:

Outstanding Achievement - Enterprise Partner: Kelway UK Ltd
Outstanding Achievement - SI Partner: CSC UK Ltd
Outstanding Achievement - Service Provider Partner: NTT Europe Ltd
Best New Partner: PlanNet21 Communications Ltd
Marketing Excellence: ANS Group PLC
Outstanding Achievement - Sales Individual: Chris Greehalgh - Q Associates Ltd
Outstanding Achievement - Technical Individual: Chris Kranz - Kelway UK Ltd
Outstanding Achievement - Professional Services Partner: Proact UK Ltd
Outstanding Achievement - IBM N Series Partner: IT Professional Services
Outstanding Achievement - FlexPod Partner: ANS Group PLC
Outstanding Achievement - MSE Partner: Insight Direct (UK) Ltd

Pete Rawden, Partner Sales Director, UK & Ireland, NetApp said: "The NetApp Partner Awards are our way of rewarding our partners for their contribution to the growth of our business. We know that all of our partners are committed to the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality and we wanted to give them an opportunity to showcase thier achievements and achieve recognition. Just as with previous years, we received a vast amount of exceptional entries which further illustrates the on-going commitment, skills and knowledge of our partners. Competition was fierce but the winners were the partners that best demonstrated excellent performance, first rate results and exceptional customer interaction, and I send my sincere congratulations to all award winners."

Dave Allen, Managing Director, UK & Ireland comments: "The success of NetApp's channel operations is testament to its first-class partner performance; producing excellent results and developing key customer relationships. On behalf of NetApp, I thank every channel partner for their on-going commitment to our UK & Ireland channel operations and we congratulate those who have excelled to win this year's awards."

Sponsors of this year's awards included Arrow ECS, Avnet Technology Solutions, Hammer Plc and VMware.

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