February 15, 2012

Leading Partners Awarded by VMware at VMware Partner Exchange 2012

Partners Worldwide Acknowledged for Outstanding Achievements and Performance in Delivering VMware Virtualization and Cloud Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/15/12 -- Today at VMware Partner Exchange 2012, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, recognized its ecosystem partners for their demonstrated excellence in 2011. This year's VMware Partner Network global awards were announced during the VMware Partner Exchange Awards Banquet.

"Partners from around the world assemble at VMware Partner Exchange to gain the tools and knowledge needed to further realize the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing -- making this the leading global event for partners seeking an agenda packed with the training, education and networking they need to aid in their journey to the public and private cloud," said Doug Smith, vice president, Global Partner Strategy and Operations, VMware. "We are proud to acknowledge the achievements made in 2011 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem and look forward to their continued successes in 2012."

Partner award recipients from around the world were acknowledged by VMware in 15 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2011:

  • SMB Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Dell Americas and Dell EMEA
    Regional Winners: Dell (Americas), Dell (EMEA), Otsuka Corporation (APJ)

  • Solution Provider of the Year
    Global Winner: Computacenter
    Regional Winners: Pomeroy (Americas), Computacenter (EMEA), Toshiba Solutions Corporation (APJ)

  • Government Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: CDW - G
    Regional Winners: CDW - G (Americas), Comparex (EMEA), NCS (APJ)

  • Academic Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Bull S.A.S.
    Regional Winners: Promedia (Americas), Bull S.A.S (EMEA), Sunway Computer Services (APJ)

  • Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Beijing Com&Lan System Tech
    Regional Winners: Champion Solutions Group (Americas), Comparex (EMEA), Beijing Com&Lan System Tech (APJ)

  • Business Continuity Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    ANS Group
    Regional Winners: International Computerware Inc (Americas), ANS Group (EMEA), Dell (APJ)

  • Desktop Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Phoenix
    Regional Winners: PC Connections (Americas), Phoenix (EMEA), IROOINFO (APJ)

  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Global Knowledge (U.S.)
    Regional Winners: Global Knowledge - US (Americas), Fastlane - Germany (EMEA), Venus Technology Park (APJ)

  • Distributor of the Year
    Global Winner: Arrow ECS - All regions (Global)
    Regional Winners: Arrow US (Americas), Arrow France (EMEA), Digital China (APJ)

  • Emerging Market Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Service IT Brazil
    Regional Winners: Service IT Brazil (Americas), Softline - Russia (EMEA), PT Mitra Integrasi (APJ)

  • Cloud Application Platform Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Consillium1
    Regional Winners: Consilium1 (Americas), Incept 5 (EMEA), CSC (APJ)

  • Emerging Products Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Scalar
    Regional Winners: Scalar (Americas), Computacenter (EMEA), SCSK (APJ)

  • Service Provider of the Year (VSPP)
    Global Winner:
    iland
    Regional Winners: iland (Americas), OVH (EMEA), Fujitsu Australia (APJ)

  • Systems Integrator of the Year
    Global Winner:
    CSC AMER and CSC EMEA
    Regional Winners: CSC (Americas), CSC (EMEA), HCL (APJ)

  • Partner Executive MVP
    Global Winner:
    Thai Lee
    Regional Winners: Thai Lee (Americas), Samantha Mudd (EMEA), Naresh Desai (APJ)

About VMware Partner Exchange 2012
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 170 breakout sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com.

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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