VMware Partners from Around the World Take Home Top Honours for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes
London, February 26, 2010 – Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced that it has been recognised by VMware as a winner of a VMware Partner Network Award in the EMEA and Global VMware Service Provider Program Partner of the Year categories. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware’s annual partner event, on February 9th in Las Vegas.
Simon Hansford, VP Service Strategy & Marketing, Attenda comments “This award is further validation of our investment and success in deploying cloud-based solutions for enterprise-class clients. By leveraging the functionality of the VMware platform, we have been able to deliver for our clients greater agility at higher availability and reduced costs.”
During 2009, more than 50 clients were deployed onto Attenda’s cloud services, Attenda RTI, all recognising that cloud services bring new levels of agility and efficiency, delivering their infrastructure as a service.
“VMware’s partners continue to be the bedrock of our business, and we are pleased to recognise the great work they have accomplished throughout the year,” said Doug Smith, senior director, global partner sales, VMware. “We congratulate Attenda and look forward to continuing our work together to help deliver virtualization solutions for clients building private cloud infrastructures.”
As Simon Hansford concludes, “Through adoption of Attenda RTI and cloud based solutions, we shall continue to build stronger and deeper relationships with our clients and strategic partners, to become recognised as a strategic outsourcing partner of choice.”
At VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company’s ecosystem partners during 2009. Winners from around the world were recognised in 15 categories:
• VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
• Solution Provider of the Year
• Education Partner of the Year
• Distributor of the Year
• Systems Integrator of the Year
• SMB Partner of the Year
• Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
• Academic Partner of the Year
• Technology Innovator
• Vertical Trailblazer
• VMware Competency Partner of the Year
• Partner Executive MVP
• Corporate Reseller of the Year
• Federal Partner of the Year
• SpringSource Partner of the Year
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Attenda (www.attenda.net), the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business.
Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimise the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure.
With over 9 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda's entire client base - currently 134 of the UK's leading companies.
The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James’s Place and Travelodge.
Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO20000 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Supplier of Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMware’s EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2008 and 2009.
About VMware Partner Exchange
VMware Partner Exchange is the marquis global event for virtualization partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can best accelerate their virtualization businesses. This year partner attendees received a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware and offered partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations and Dr. Stephen Herrod, CTO and senior vice president of R&D.