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NetApp UK Shortlisted for Two CRN Channel Awards


NetApp named in Storage Vendor of the Year and Vendor of the Year Categories

LONDON, UK. 21 September 2010: NetApp UK has been shortlisted in two categories in the 2010 CRN Channel Awards. The company, which was crowned Storage Vendor of the Year by CRN in 2009, is celebrating being shortlisted in this year’s Storage Vendor of the Year and also the Vendor of the Year categories.

Pete Rawden, Partner Sales Director, UK and Ireland, NetApp said: “It’s a great honour to be shortlisted for both categories this year. This is testimony to the strong relationships we have with our partners and the way that these translate to end users. NetApp’s commitment to delivering flexible, future ready solutions that are efficient and effective, empowers our partners to ensure that their customers are able to achieve more.

We are looking forward to the CRN Awards night itself, which is always a great event and one where our team will hopefully have twice the reason to celebrate.”

Despite being named Storage Vendor of the Year in 2009, NetApp’s partner programme has continued to evolve in 2010. Enhancements include:
- A new Professional Services Hard Deck to encourage more services revenue for our partners
- Structured rewards to partners for year on year growth
- New sales enablement tools, such as Mid Size Enterprise Toolbox and Enterprise Toolbox to help streamline deals
- Central market development fund to provide funding for partners at events such as NetApp Insight and NetApp Champions

Richard Gascoigne, Operations Director, ANS Group, a Platinum and professionally certified NetApp UK partner said: “ANS Group always has the highest accreditations in its chosen technologies. NetApp supports this with robust supporting materials, capable training partners and relevant learning tracks. The attainment of both the APSP and ASP have been planned and adroitly executed, as the process was transparent and supportive. ANS is proud to be one of the few Platinum and professionally certified partners in the UK. NetApp is a progressive and channel centric enterprise that recognises the value of setting high standards and then supporting its partners in achieving them.”


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