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NetApp Partner Awards 2021 - EMEA and LATAM

The NetApp® EMEA and LATAM Partner Awards event offers an opportunity for us to recognize partners for growth, innovation, solution development, and success in the cloud

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Kristian Kerr
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I am delighted to share the highlights and winners from NetApp’s annual Partner Awards event, which took place on Wednesday 29 September. This event is one of the highlights of the year for me, recognizing and rewarding partners for excellence and spectacular achievements.

Because many countries are still navigating lockdown restrictions, we opted for a virtual event, which proved to be just as much fun as an in-person event! It was great to be able to recognize our top achievers and acknowledge partners for their hard work and dedication in FY21 by presenting awards to those who have excelled the most.

I am also pleased to announce that EMEA and LATAM are now a united focus area for NetApp, and I’m excited to be able to connect and shine a light on our LATAM partner performance. Here’s  a hearty welcome, and I look forward to doing business with everyone in the coming years as a united region.

FY21 was a breakaway year for NetApp and our partners as we took market share in AFF and grew significantly in cloud. We have built a solid foundation to accelerate our joint business;  together we lead in delivering hybrid and multicloud solutions to our customers.

The NetApp® EMEA and LATAM Partner Awards event offers an opportunity for us to recognize partners for growth, innovation, solution development, and success in the cloud. The winners enjoy a range of business and marketing benefits, including publicity to drive their further success. The nominations were made by the NetApp EMEA and LATAM leadership team based on FY21 performance.

Here are our official winners:

  • EMEA Partner of the Year: Computacenter Group
  • LATAM Partner of the Year: RealCloud
  • EMEA Flash Partner of the Year: Harel
  • EMEA Growth Partner of the Year: Atos
  • EMEA New Account Acquisition Partner of the year: SVA Germany
  • EMEA FlexPod Partner of the Year: Bechtle Germany
  • EMEA Hybrid Cloud Partner of the Year: Logicalis Group
  • EMEA Public Cloud Partner of the Year: Cloud Bridge UK
  • EMEA Service Partner of the Year: Alef Distribution
  • EMEA Marketing Partner of the Year: Stordata France
  • EMEA Solution Partner of the Year: Proact IT Group
  • EMEA GSI Partner of the Year: DXC Technology
  • EMEA Distributor of the Year: Arrow ECS
  • EMEA Strategic Partnership Award: Tech Data
  • EMEA Regional Distributor of the Year: Ingram Micro Middle East

We also have the pleasure of sharing notable mentions for strong FY21 performance.

The Growth Achievements Notable Mentions:

  • ATEA
  • BNC
  • Netwell 
  • SLTN

The Cloud Achievements Notable Mentions:

  • Alfun
  • Bytes
  • CDW
  • NTT
  • Solutions by STC

Congratulations again to all our award winners and all NetApp® partners for an outstanding FY21. It was a fantastic year despite tough market conditions. I know that we have the best partner ecosystem in the industry, and I’m looking forward to a strong FY22.

The best is still to come for our joint partnership!

I truly hope that we can celebrate in person for next year’s awards event—we have a lot to celebrate together. 

Kristian Kerr

Kristian Kerr is the Vice President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa) Partners at NetApp. Kristian brings 20 years of experience, driving revenue growth with creative new business models and building strong relationships with external business partners. He previously held various leadership roles at Brocade Communication, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Cisco Systems Ltd., as well as Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for successfully re-engineering the EMEA partner sales strategy to drive double-digit growth. He lives in Berkshire, United Kingdom.

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