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NetApp Honors Reseller Partners of the Year

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the winners of its annual Partner of the Year awards that honor top resellers in categories including flash, FlexPod®, and the cloud.

The awards recognize resellers that have shown continued core partner competencies, commitment to customer innovation, and product revenue and growth selling NetApp® products. The 2016 Partner of the Year winners were announced at the NetApp Insight® technical conference during a reception hosted by Scott Strubel, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, at NetApp. The award winners for 2016 are:

  • Cloud Partner of the Year:Presidio
  • E-Series—Big Data Partner of the Year: Merlin International
  • Flash Partner of the Year: Datalink
  • FlexPod Partner of the Year: CDW
  • Net New Partner of the Year: CDW
  • ONTAP® Acceleration Partner of the Year: Datalink
  • Professional Services Certified Partner Spotlight: Trace3
  • SolidFire® Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology
  • Top Partner of the Year: Enterprise Vision Technologies

“Our partner ecosystem is central to NetApp’s growth and allows our customers to realize maximum value from their data in this hybrid cloud era,” said Henri Richard, executive vice president, Worldwide Field and Customer Operations, NetApp. “We congratulate all our Partner of the Year winners for their success in selling NetApp Data Fabric solutions. The strong relationship between NetApp and our reseller community provides the expertise and innovation customers need to be successful with their IT digital transformation strategies.”

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NetApp Honors Reseller Partners of the Year
Quotes from the Winners

“Achieving NetApp's FlexPod Partner of the Year and NetApp’s Net New Partner of the Year shows CDW's continued commitment to providing our customers with flexible data center and cloud solutions," said Tom Cahill, vice president of product and partner management, CDW. "We look forward to continued growth in our partnership with NetApp in 2017."

“It is an honor to be awarded as NetApp’s Flash of the Year and NetApp’s ONTAP Acceleration Partner of the Year. For more than 15 years we have partnered with NetApp to provide our customers with innovative solutions to transform their data center and deliver business outcomes. We look forward to many more years of a successful partnership with NetApp.” – Datalink

“We are honored to be awarded as NetApp’s Top Partner of the Year. Our partnership with NetApp has been an integral part in providing our customers with solutions that are innovative and are helping them move the needle within cloud computing. We look forward to many more years of working closely with NetApp and continuing to achieve growth.” – Enterprise Vision Technologies

“We are honored to be awarded as NetApp’s E-Series Big Data Partner of the Year. Partnering with NetApp helps us continue to provide comprehensives IT solutions to our US Federal Government customers. We look forward to continuing the long-term partnership and bringing exceptional value to customers.” – Merlin International

“We are honored to receive the NetApp Cloud Partner of the Year Award for bringing our customers innovative hybrid and multi cloud solutions – from cloud strategy consulting to managed cloud. Together with NetApp, we look forward to continuing to help our current and future customers achieve agility, cost savings and new successes using their cloud environments.” - Presidio

“We are honored to be recognized by NetApp and awarded the Professional Services Spotlight Award. The award shows the strength of our partnership with NetApp as we continue to provide organizations with the solutions and services to keep pace with the rapidly changing IT landscape.” Trace3

“We are honored to be awarded as the NetApp SolidFire Partner of the Year. We made an early and consistent commitment with NetApp SolidFire because we believed in the business value that would be brought to our customers. We look forward to continuing this partnership and bringing solutions to help transform the next generation data center.” - WWT