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Celebrating the most dynamic duo: NetApp and our North American partners

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Salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, beer, and your best friends—all things that go so well together, just like NetApp and our partners.

This year, we celebrated our incredible North American partners with a series of friendly calls between NetApp® leaders and executives from rock star organizations that consistently performed well in FY’22. Their excellence in innovation and quality, paired with a commitment to customer success, has led to outstanding growth and product revenue results.

The 850+ solution providers in our partner ecosystem are crucial to helping our customers accelerate their unique data fabric, enabling customers to thrive in this age of digital transformation. As the world continues to evolve, we’re confident in our joint ability to continue to increase value and win new business.

Toss the confetti already!

Our partners are our priority. The meaningful work that they do day in and day out does not go unnoticed. With that, I would like to call out our partners’ outstanding performances in NetApp FY’22.

World Wide Technology (WWT) had a simply outstanding year and was recognized with three awards: North America Partner of the Year, U.S. Public Sector (USPS) Partner of the Year, and Growth Partner of the Year. The growth that WWT achieved with NetApp on an already substantial number could not be ignored. The company has truly set the standard for what a great partnership looks like.

CDW also received multiple awards. This partner continues to rack up new accounts for NetApp and has been recognized in both the private and the public sectors as the New Account Acquisition Partner of the Year. CDW-G received SLED (State, Local and Education) Partner of the Year, and CDW Canada was named the Most Valuable Partner for that geography.

Additional strategic partners were acknowledged for their focus on certain solution areas. GDT was appointed Flash Partner of the Year, and Computacenter was awarded FlexPod® Partner of the Year. Insight Enterprises was recognized for its continued leadership with the NetApp Keystone® offering, and AHEAD was named Cloud Partner of the Year.

Regional awards recognizing true partnership and engagement in the NetApp sales regions were given to Mainline RTP (North), ePlus (South), and InterVision (West).

In addition to the Public Sector awards given to WWT and CDW-G, we recognized partners with other USPS awards. Department of Defense Partner of the Year went to n2grate Government Solutions, and Civilian Agencies Partner of the Year was awarded to CTG Federal. Flywheel Data earned both the Intelligence Partner of the Year and the USPS Growth Partner of the Year awards.

New this year, we added a Service Provider of the Year award, which went to our partner Lumen Technologies.

Cheers to more years of celebrating together

Congratulations to this year’s winners and to all our partners who have demonstrated relentless dedication to serving our customers. We’re grateful to have virtually celebrated our partners’ achievements over the past year, and we look forward to another year of growing together.

Be part of our dynamic duo. Learn more about the NetApp Unified Partner Program or apply to become a partner.

David Sznewajs

David Sznewajs is the Vice President of NetApp’s U.S. Partner Organization. His primary objective is to accentuate NetApp’s current partner program strengths while collaborating with partners to improve areas that drive partner revenue, services, and profitability.

David’s 30 years of experience in the technology industry covers Finance, Logistics, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. He most recently served as Vice President for North Enterprise & Commercial, where he drove 38% growth during his tenure.

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