Sponsors 2014

Thank you to all our sponsors for making Partner Awards 2014 a great success.

Sponsors for the Gold Partner category

Arrow ECS

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.

Sponsors for the Service Provider Partner category

Avnet Technology Solutions

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.

Sponsors for the FlexPod category


Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the datacentre, becoming the 2nd largest Blade server vendor in 4 years, delivering leading converged infrastructure solutions such as FlexPod with NetApp, and solutions in the company's core networking business

Sponsors for Partner Awards Dinner


Firmly at the forefront of the storage industry, Hammer is a specialist distributor with 23 years worth of unrivalled focus, knowledge and passion for storage, and has been a NetApp distributor for five 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 collectively has over 20 years of NetApp-focused experience. It prides itself on providing the highest levels of NetApp sales support possible, enabling partners to maximise their potential and helping strengthen their customer relationships.

The distributor has recently boosted its ability to support Hammer partners by investing significantly into its NetApp Business Development, Pre- and Post-Sales and Management team after experiencing high demand for its unique, value-added abilities.

Hammer adds value to the NetApp range by training resellers on and off-site using its NetApp accredited technical engineers, sales experts and demonstration equipment, and can also accompany resellers to end-user sites for installation and training purposes. It also holds many specialities in NetApp application and virtualization professional services.

Sponsors for the Star Partner category


VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer- proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security sand control. With more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organisations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.