Tech Data’s Technology Solutions business has taken out the global distributor category in VMware’s Global Partner Innovation Awards.
The business, formerly a division of Avnet, picked up the award at VMware’s Partner Leadership Summit 2017 in California, which also CenturyLink take out the Global Cloud Provider award and Fujitsu Cloud Technologies winning Cloud Provider for Asia Pacific Japan.
Rich Hume, Tech Data executive vice president, chief operating officer, says the award reflects the strong relationship the two companies have ‘in championing cloud and virtualisation technologies that fast-track the success of our partners and help their customers become more agile, responsive and profitable’.
“Our relationship with VMware helps provide our partners with a set of solutions and tools that directly address their customers’ pain points, from the data centre to the cloud to mobile devices, and our team is dedicated to building on the success that we have enjoyed with VMware for nearly 15 years,” Hume says.
Ross Brown, VMware senior vice president for worldwide partners and alliances, says the awards were given to a select group of partners for their ‘exceptional efforts’ in 2016.
Awards were presented across 21 categories.