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Partner Awards 2020

Australia & New Zealand
Innovate. Lead. Succeed.

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⁠About the Awards

Company Based Awards

Eligibility Criteria

2020 Finalists

2020 Winners

⁠About the Awards

We’re excited to announce that the ANZ Partner Awards are back for 2020

NetApp prides itself on forming lasting partnerships with our industry’s best reseller, application, infrastructure, consulting, and cloud service provider partners with one goal in mind: the success of our customers.

Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations.

To acknowledge our commitment to you, we are hosting our annual ANZ Partner Awards this year, virtually. This year, 14 awards are up for the taking: 6 rewarding channel partner entities and 8 recognising individuals within those.

WHY PARTNER AWARDS?

RECOGNITION: Get recognised for your success among your peers, NetApp and customers looking for high-value solutions

OPPORTUNITY: Create stronger ties and assert your leadership within the industry as an award-winning company

PRESTIGE: Join an elite group of awards winning organisations that have demonstrated excellence, innovation & results with NetApp technology.

BENEFITS

Finalists Benefits

  • Use of NetApp Partner Awards Finalist LinkedIn banner
  • Inclusion of your finalist status in the official NetApp ANZ release        

Winner Benefits

  • Use of NetApp Partner Awards Winner e-signature and LinkedIn banner
  • Inclusion of your winning status in the official NetApp ANZ release
  • Beautiful crystal trophy for display

Timeline:

DATE

TASK

 10th November 2020

Finalists are notified
Minimum of 3 finalists per award category

19th November 2020

Winners Revealed!
Official winners in all 14 categories will be announced during the NetApp Partner Awards virtual event
A formal announcement will be sent to press and the wider NetApp community shortly after this date.

COMPANY BASED AWARDS

Converged Infrastructure/ Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Excellence

Description

This award honors the partner who has delivered a successful installation, campaign or solution through the selling and deployment of a best-of-breed Converged Infrastructure Solution (using NetApp as the storage platform)

Eligibility

Be a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Distributor/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance)

See Finalists

 

New Partner of the Year

Description

This award honors a reseller in its first full calendar year of partnership that, after meeting minimum requirement thresholds, has delivered a sizeable revenue contribution and made significant business development investments in NetApp.

Eligibility

Be a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand who has joined the NetApp Unified program in the past 12 months

See Finalists

 

Reseller of the Year: Gold

Description

This award will be attributed to the NetApp Reseller Partner (Gold Level) which has shown a consistent record of achievement against KPIs and a readiness to rapidly grasp and sell new solutions and technologies. This award will recognise excellence in the delivery of NetApp solutions, service and support to end user customers.

Eligibility

Be a NetApp Reseller Partner (Gold Level only) operating in Australia and/or New Zealand

See Finalists

 

Reseller of the Year: Platinum

Description

This award will be attributed to the NetApp Reseller Partner (Platinum Level) which has shown a consistent record of achievement against KPIs and a readiness to rapidly grasp and sell new solutions and technologies. This award will recognize excellence in the delivery of NetApp solutions, service and support to end user customers

Eligibility

Be a NetApp Reseller Partner (Platinum & Star levels only) operating in Australia and/or New Zealand

See Finalists

 

Cloud Provider of the Year

Description

This award recognises the cloud services provider that has created, marketed, and sold innovative cloud-based solutions that have high-market impact and exceed customer expectations whilst demonstrating a high level of commitment to NetApp and our mutual customers.

Eligibility

Be a NetApp partner within the Unified Partner program operating in Australia and/or New Zealand.

See Finalists

 

Global Systems Integrator of the Year

Description

This award will be attributed to the Global Systems Integrator of the Year which has shown a consistent record of achievement against KPIs and a readiness to rapidly grasp and sell new solutions and technologies. This award will recognise excellence in the delivery of NetApp solutions, service and support to end user customers.

Eligibility

Be a NetApp Global Systems Integrator operating in Australia and/or New Zealand.

See Finalists

 

INDIVIDUAL BASED AWARDS

 

Alliance Partner Champion

Description

This award honors an individual who continuously aims to connect and build key relationships whilst strengthening alliance engagement as well as uncovering new collaboration opportunities. Working alongside sales and technical teams, this particular individual advocates NetApp technologies and value proposition to the broader market.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/ Alliance).

See Finalists

 

Sales Excellence Award

Description

This award will be made to the individual who has demonstrated exceptional growth in revenue and how partner profitability is achieved, showcasing exceptional customer relationship knowledge and sales management expertise.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/ Alliance).

See Finalists

 

Technical Excellence Award

Description

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated best of breed technology leadership, a commitment to maintain high levels of skills, quality processes and consistently high customer satisfaction through investment in their technical capabilities.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance).

See Finalists

 

 

Rising Star

Description

This award recognises an individual who is new to the NetApp partner ecosystem but who in a very short space of time has gone above and beyond to become enabled on NetApp’s value proposition and shown outstanding commitment and application to promoting NetApp solutions in their first year working with us.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance).

See Finalists

 

Data Visionary of the Year

Description

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding thought leadership, product or solution design, evangelism of the data fabric concept or genuinely driven a new and innovative initiative around the use or future of data.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/ Alliance).

See Finalists

 

Marketing Excellence

Description

The award acknowledges the partner who has been implementing a marketing initiative that integrates online and offline programs and channels in order to create awareness, generate demand, and engage customers and prospects at all stages of the buying cycle.

Eligibility

Be a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Distributor/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance)

See Finalists

 

Hall of Fame Award

Description

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated best of breed leadership, a commitment to maintain high levels of skills, quality processes and consistently high customer satisfaction through investment year over year.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance).

See Finalists

 

Deal of the Year

Description

Each year there are one or two stand out deals – for their size, complexity, scale, innovation or outcome in the face of unique competitive headwinds. The winner of this category will have lead a win for NetApp with one or more of these attributes to create a truly marquee customer win.

Eligibility

Be an individual currently employed by a NetApp partner operating in Australia and/or New Zealand (Disti/Reseller/SP/SI/Alliance).

See Finalists

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You are eligible to submit a nomination if you meet the following requirements: 

  • You are a company or an individual working for a company with a registered office in Australia and/or New Zealand who is:  enrolled in the NetApp Partner Unified Program; or  an Alliance Partner with complimentary solutions to NetApp technology 
  • No member of your staff is an employee of NetApp Australia and New Zealand or any other NetApp subsidiary. 
  • While some of the award categories are open to all partners, many award categories include strict entry requirements. Please refer to the complete award descriptions and eligibility criteria for further details. 

QUESTIONS

Should you require any further clarification or have any questions, please do contact us via email