VMware Recognizes Top Partners at VMware Partner Exchange 2010

VMware Partners from Around the World Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Feb. 10, 2010 —Today at VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company’s ecosystem partners during 2009. This year’s VMware Partner Network global award winners were announced today by Carl Eschenbach, VMware executive vice president of worldwide field operations, during the General Session keynote and will be honored and presented with their awards tonight at the VMware Partner Network Awards Banquet.

“VMware’s partners continue to be the bedrock of our business, and we are pleased to recognize the great work they have accomplished throughout the year,” said Doug Smith, senior director, global partner sales, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for four days filled with training, education and networking with peers – making this the premiere event to help them strengthen their virtualization practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate this year’s winners, and we look forward to continuing our work with partners to help them deliver virtualization solutions for customers building private cloud infrastructures.”

Global award winners were recognized in 15 categories:

  • Solution Provider of the Year
    Global Winner: Dimension Data (APAC)
    Finalists: INX (Americas), PC-Ware (EMEA)
  • Education Partner of the Year Global Winner: Global Knowledge (Americas) Finalists: Excom (APAC), The Magirus Group (EMEA)
  • Distributor of the Year
    Global Winner:
    GTI Software y Networking (EMEA)
    Finalists: CNT (Americas), ECS China (APAC)
  • Systems Integrator of the Year
    Global Winner:
    ACS (Americas)
    Finalists: Accenture (EMEA), CSC (APAC)
  • Corporate Reseller of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Insight (Americas)
  • SMB Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Dell S&P
    Finalists: CDW (Americas), Otsuka (APAC)
  • Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Mainline (Americas)
    Finalists:Computacenter (EMEA), Datacom Australia (APAC)
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Attenda (EMEA)
    Finalist:BlueLock (Americas)
  • Academic Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    SLTN (EMEA)
    Finalists:Icon Business Systems Limited (APAC), CDW-G (Americas)
  • Technology Innovator
    Global Winner:
    Mitel (Americas)
  • Vertical Trailblazer
    Global Winner:
    FujiFilm Medical (Americas)
  • VMware Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Assyrus (EMEA)
  • SpringSource Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Carahsoft Technology Corporation
  • Partner Executive MVP
    Global Winner:
    Harry Zarek, Compugen (Americas)
  • Federal Partner of the Year (U.S.)
    Global Winner:
    GTSI
About VMware Partner Exchange

VMware Partner Exchange 2010 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 in 2010. Partner attendees will receive a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware and will offer 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.

About VMware

VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes.  With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 .9 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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