Celebrating Shared Success at the VMware Partner Recognition Dinner

Alanzo Blackstock, Partner Organisation UKI, VMware, congratulates the winners from this year&#rsquo;s annual Partner Recognition Dinner, hosted at the Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras.

Helping businesses become more agile and digitally transformed is at the very heart of what we do. And from ensuring business continuity with vSAN 6.6 to navigating the multi-cloud world with our Cross-Cloud architecture, our partners are there with us every step of the way. We therefore relish the chance to celebrate our shared success.

To reflect upon the great work that has been achieved across our partner community, we were very proud to host our seventh annual Partner Recognition Dinner. And, drum roll please, here are the winners!

VMware Specialist Partner of the Year – R-com

IT solutions and education expert, R-com, has been awarded Specialist Partner of the Year for heavily investing in training to develop new leads and opportunities in mobility. It&#rsquo;s created customer-focused marketing campaigns that have identified new leads and opportunities and has achieved an impressive 550% growth year on year for Enterprise Mobility Management business.

VMware Public Sector Partner of the Year – SBL

SBL&#rsquo;s willingness to adapt and upskill won the consultancy Public Sector Partner of the Year award. The consultancy has helped us to drive momentum for flagship products such as NSX and vSAN, securing sizable wins, landing SLAs and influencing longstanding customers.

VMware Customer Story of the Year – Softcat

Softcat&#rsquo;s understanding of customer needs and enterprise mobility management led to it receiving VMware&#rsquo;s Customer Story of the Year award. Winning over legacy customers and demonstrating the benefits of EUC was a highlight for Softcat as it significantly grew a pilot project, integrated Workspace ONE and developed a larger-scale project for the customer that&#rsquo;s now entering its second phase.

VMware System Integrator of the year – IBM UK

A strong strategic partnership made IBM the natural choice for VMware&#rsquo;s System Integrator of the Year award. A shared vision for cloud and close collaboration helped to secure VMware&#rsquo;s involvement in cloud sales and opportunities with net new accounts. Further engagement with other flagship products, from NSX and vSAN to the vRealize Suite sealed the deal for IBM&#rsquo;s partner recognition win.

VMware Marketing Campaign of the Year – Computacenter

VMware Marketing Campaign of the Year award was won by Computacenter for its dedicated VMworld Europe 2016 marketing plans and execution. At the event, the company hosted over 40 customers, setting up key stakeholder meetings and workshops. To close the event, a hugely successful evening reception was attended by over 180 VMware executives, partner sales and customers to drive engagement for both companies.

VMware Distributor of the Year – TD Azlan

Strategic partner wins and driving success with non-Premier partners led to TD Azlan being awarded VMware&#rsquo;s Distributor of the Year. TD Azlan helped Enterprise Partners reach Premier Partner status, increased sales from non-Premier partners by double digits and achieved triple digit growth across AirWatch, NSX and vSAN.

VMware vCAN Partner of the Year – Ensono

Ensono&#rsquo;s dedication to the VMware portfolio resulted in a well-deserved VMware vCAN Partner of the Year award win. Ensono&#rsquo;s engagement with hybrid cloud and integration of VMware&#rsquo;s SDDC suite and NSX into its own cloud offering resulted in two major international customer deals and impressive mutual growth.

VMware &#lsquo;IT Strategy&#rsquo; Partner of the Year – Phoenix Software

Strong public sector customer wins and dedication to the Modernize Data Centers strategy resulted in a VMware IT Strategy Partner of the Year win for Phoenix Software. Phoenix was particularly strong in demonstrating the customer benefits of SDDC, from migration costs to reduced risk and cost across NSX, vSAN and vRealize.

VMware Rising Star of the Year – Creative ITC

Creative ICT&#rsquo;s focus on consultancy, dedication to EUC and impressive sales brought in the VMware Rising Star of the Year win. Two thirds of the company&#rsquo;s revenue was attributed to EUC and license revenue snowballed to deliver an astounding growth 833% across vCloud Air, Enterprise Desktop vRealize, vSAN and NSX in 2016.

VMware UK&I Partner of the Year – Asystec

Our highest accolade of the evening was awarded to Asystec for its dedication to VMware&#rsquo;s product portfolio, marketing campaigns and flagship events, and for aiming to work as an extension of the VMware team. The company has achieved an impressive 210% annual growth and one integrated marketing campaign alone on &#lsquo;Act 2&#rsquo; technologies led to an impressive $1m pipeline.

Thank you to all our partners who contributed to a successful year and a celebratory evening of shared success. See you at the Partner Recognition Dinner in 2017!

To find out more about the partner opportunity for 2017 and beyond, hear what VMware&#rsquo;s Vice President for Channel, Alliances and General Business in EMEA has to say here.

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