VMware celebrated their leading partners this month at an awards dinner during the Middle East Partner Summit hosted in the Atlantis, Dubai. Throughout the evening, 10 different awards were handed out to celebrate the successes of VMware’s top partners over the last 12 months. These included recognising companies and individuals, including Distributor of the Year and Emerging Technology Partner of the year.
“VMware, together with the VMware Partner Network, continues to support businesses in the Middle East in their transformation to thrive in the growing mobile cloud era,” said Reeman Ansari, Manager Partner Organization, VMware Middle East North Africa. “We congratulate all of our partner award winners for their accomplishments, and look forward to continued collaboration and mutual success with our partners in the future.”
The winners are as follows:
Distributor of the Year
With a legacy of over 32 years, Ingram Micro has been one the largest and leading value added distributors in the Middle East, and has been instrumental in developing and executing a Value Added Distributor (VAD)model for VMware in the region. This award recognises their contribution in scaling VMware’s business in the Middle East to new heights.
Distribution Champion of the Year
Sayantan Dev, Redington
Dev is a business leader who has demonstrated an outstanding ability to scale VMware’s business after only a short period since the start of the partnership. This award recognises his credibility in taking ownership of driving VMware’s business across the region with an excellence in streamlining business operations.
Specialized Partner of the Year – Technology Competency
Saudi Business Machines
Saudi Business Machines is recognized for their outstanding technical capabilities and achieving the highest number of competencies across the region. They are consistent in always being the first across MENA to achieve any new emerging competency launched by VMware.
General Business Partner of the Year:
Gulf Business Machines – Dubai
Gulf Business Machines is rewarded for their outstanding and consistent performance to grow VMware’s General Business by working closely with their wide customer breadth, positioning VMware for maximum market coverage.
Rising Star Partner of the Year
Bahwan IT is recognised for being an early adopter and advocate for VMware’s technologies. They have proven to be ready to transform and promote VMware’s technologies across developing countries.
VMware Technology Champion of the Year
Ezzeldin Hussein, VAS
Ezzeldin Hussein is recognized for being the highest certified VMware professional, not only in the MENA region but worldwide. Hussein has consistently maintained the number 1 position on VMware worldwide leader board with the highest score.
Emerging Technology Partner of the year:
MDS Computers is recognized for their knowledge and expertise in VMware’s non-core technologies. They have built up strong expertise and investment in certifying their engineers as well as building their in-house invent centre to demonstrate emerging VMware technologies.
Strategic Win of the Year
SecureTech has demonstrated excellence in driving the largest and most strategic enterprise agreement through technology adoption, customer benefits activation, and innovative licensing solutions which resulted in higher customer satisfaction.
Services Partner of the Year Award
Midware Data Systems Sal
Midware Data Systems is recognised for driving solutions and service sales across developing countries. They closed complex professional services projects that led to major revenue in licenses.
Partner of the Year Award
Alpha Data has driven the highest consistent revenue and year-on-year growth for VMware’s business across the MENA region and across all market segments, including Enterprise and General Business. They demonstrated planned investments in the different VMware emerging technologies and have dedicated teams responsible for the growth acceleration and customer adoption of VMware.