Sponsors 2015

Arrow:

NetApp’s EMEA Distributor of the Year 2014 - Arrow delivers the first class of value add distribution services, helping channel partners successfully grow their business revenue with the latest go to market offerings.

As the leading UK distributor on NetApp, Arrow excels in offering their valued partners the highest class of support, marketing, enablement and development to guarantee business growth and successful futures.

With a structured multi-tiered programme and exclusive added benefits, partners with Arrow drive their business forward with positive results.

Avnet

As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of end-user customers.

Avnet works very closely with NetApp to develop new channel partners by utilising a combination of sales, pre-sales and marketing resource. By working closely with a focused group of NetApp partners since January 2008, we have doubled our business year on year.

Avnet is a Contract Delivery Partner to NetApp providing certified engineers and consultants to provide installation services on NetApp’s behalf and an Authorised Professional Services Program delivery partner providing our own installation services.

It is for these reasons that Avnet is now widely regarded as the benchmark for reseller recruitment and development.

Hammer

Firmly at the forefront of the storage industry, Hammer is a specialist distributor with 24 years’ unrivalled focus, knowledge and passion for storage, and has been a NetApp distributor for six years.

Hammer works closely with its world-class vendors and market-leading resellers to address ever-changing business needs unfulfilled by traditional storage offerings. It is dedicated to ensuring each customer avails from bespoke service, and its innovation and flexibility facilitates unique ways of adding value.

Hammer’s dedicated NetApp portal, BeNetApp, is a recent boost to Hammer’s value-add abilities to support partners – featuring a business intelligence dashboard, enabling partners to access allocated MDF, achieved revenue, accepted deals and sales pipeline.

Through Hammer’s branded and OEM contracts, Hammer is the number one distributor for E-Series storage; and prides itself on delivering the highest levels of support across the whole NetApp portfolio. Hammer is committed to providing value-add to NetApp resellers through every element of the sales cycle.

Interoute

Interoute Communications Limited is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fiber, 12 data centres, 13 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities.

Schneider

Between energy generation and its consumption, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like Data Centers, Industry, Buildings and Residential.

With a unique portfolio in physical infrastructure, critical power & cooling, industrial automation, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.

Global Alliances are a strategic differentiator for Schneider Electric. We partner with world-class companies across industries, like NetApp, who share our strategic vision and a high level of commitment to the partnership. The resulting joint solutions, such as those for FlexPod & FlexPod Express, help solve our mutual customers' most complex efficiency and sustainability challenges.

From rack to row to room to building, Technology Partnerships are critical to providing the complete energy management solutions our customers require in their unique IT Room and Data Center environments.