Story image

EMC honours 'outstanding' ANZ partners

18 Mar 2016

​Dimension Data, Ingram Micro, Data#3 and Datacom New Zealand were among the big winners at last night’s 2015 EMC Business Partner Program Awards where partners from across Australia and New Zealand were recognised for their achievements.

Dimension Data Australia was a double winner, taking home both the ANZ Partner of the Year award and the ANZ Alliance Partner Outstanding Achievement Award, while Ingram Micro Australia was named ANZ Distributor of the Year.

Data#3 scooped up the Outstanding Achievement Award for Australian Solution Provider Partner, with Datacom New Zealand taking out the New Zealand equivalent.

The awards, which come in the midst of EMC's US$67 billion merger with Dell, were presented at an intimate event in Sydney where David Webster, EMC Asia Pacific and Japan president, and other EMC executives from across the region, paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand partners.

“These awards recognise the outstanding performance of our partners in Australia and New Zealand,” Webster says.

He says it is exciting to see the innovative projects and solutions the partners have implemented for customers in the past year.

“On behalf of EMC, I want to thank our network of partners for a great 2015 and we’re looking forward to continuing to work together to transform and grow our mutual businesses this year,” Webster says.

Telstra was won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Cloud Service Provider Partner ANZ, while Cirrus/L7 Solutions took out the Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Avnet Technology Solutions Australia.

Perfekt won the Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Ingram Micro Australia, while Sempre Technologies won the Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Ingram Micro New Zealand.

Webster says as all flash arrays become a mainstream technology ‘we will see disruption of the data centre as we know it.

“In 2016, EMC and its partners will continue to help customers to modernise, automate and transform their data centres to enable future growth.

“We will continue to work together to ensure our joint customers are the disrupters, not the disrupted,” he says.

The full list of winners at the EMC ANZ Business Partner Awards 2015 is:

Outstanding Achievement Award: Solution Provider Partner Australia: Data#3

Outstanding Achievement Award: Solution Provider Partner New Zealand: Datacom New Zealand

Outstanding Achievement Award: Alliance Partner ANZ: Dimension Data Australia

Outstanding Achievement Award: Cloud Service Provider Partner ANZ: Telstra

Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Avnet Technology Solutions Australia: Cirrus/L7 Solutions

Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Ingram Micro Australia: Perfekt

Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Ingram Micro New Zealand: Sempre Technologies

ANZ Distributor of the Year Award: Ingram Micro Australia

ANZ Partner of the Year Award: Dimension Data Australia

Dropbox invests in hosting data inside Australia
Global collaboration platform Dropbox has announced it will now host Australian customer files onshore to support its growing base in the country.
Opinion: Meeting the edge computing challenge
Scale Computing's Alan Conboy discusses the importance of edge computing and the imminent challenges that lie ahead.
Alibaba Cloud discusses past and unveils ‘strategic upgrade’
Alibaba Group's Jeff Zhang spoke about the company’s aim to develop into a more technologically inclusive platform.
Protecting data centres from fire – your options
Chubb's Pierre Thorne discusses the countless potential implications of a data centre outage, and how to avoid them.
Opinion: How SD-WAN changes the game for 5G networks
5G/SD-WAN mobile edge computing and network slicing will enable and drive innovative NFV services, according to Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
TYAN unveils new inference-optimised GPU platforms with NVIDIA T4 accelerators
“TYAN servers with NVIDIA T4 GPUs are designed to excel at all accelerated workloads, including machine learning, deep learning, and virtual desktops.”
AMD delivers data center grunt for Google's new game streaming platform
'By combining our gaming DNA and data center technology leadership with a long-standing commitment to open platforms, AMD provides unique technologies and expertise to enable world-class cloud gaming experiences."
Inspur announces AI edge computing server with NVIDIA GPUs
“The dynamic nature and rapid expansion of AI workloads require an adaptive and optimised set of hardware, software and services for developers to utilise as they build their own solutions."