- 8 April 2016 10:35
Riverbed Announces Partner of the Year Awards at Riverbed Partner Summit 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2016 – Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today recognised top-performing partners from around the world during the Riverbed® Partner Summit 2016, held April 5-7 this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. Partners are more important than ever to Riverbed’s growth and expansion into new markets during the digital transformation that is rapidly changing the global business landscape. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise companies for excellence in delivering on evolving customer needs and driving business results. In total, Riverbed honoured nine companies for their achievements in 2015, across various partner categories both globally and regionally.
Riverbed recognised partners globally and across geographies with awards categories such as Partner of the Year and Portfolio Partner of the Year (winners below). Riverbed also recognised global distributor growth with the Global Distributor of the Year award, and gave a special recognition, with its President’s Choice award for the largest embedded investment and most Riverbed solutions in the market.
"We are thrilled to recognise and honour top-performing partners who excel at meeting the needs of our joint customers. The Riverbed Partner Award celebrates our partners' achievements and exemplifies how together we best solve the business requirements of our customers," said Karl Meulema, senior vice president Global Channels at Riverbed. "It is currently a transformational time in the IT industry, and we are focused on bringing stronger value to our partners by expanding our current portfolio of programs and services and delivering new tools and sales enablement resources for greater investment in our partners in the coming year.”
The Riverbed channel ecosystem is composed of a network of focused, dedicated and invested partners across the globe; including technology resellers, solution providers, value added distributors, system integrators and outsourcers and service providers. Working together, Riverbed and the Riverbed Channel are seamlessly providing solutions and outcomes that transform and optimise fundamental aspects of IT to improve the performance, operational efficiency, agility, and economics of applications, services, networks, and remote and branch offices.
The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise partners whose achievements impact Riverbed's business on both a global and regional basis. Partners were nominated and reviewed by a panel of Riverbed's worldwide sales leadership.
Riverbed President’s Choice Award winner: BT Cloud Connect
Riverbed Global Partner Award winners include:
• Global Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
• Global Portfolio Partner of the Year: AT&T
• Global Distributor of the Year: Arrow
Riverbed Americas Partner Awards winners include:
• Americas Growth Partner of the Year: Presidio
• Americas Portfolio Growth Partner of the Year: Blue Ally
Riverbed EMEA Partner Awards winners include:
• EMEA Growth Partner of the Year: Telonic GmbH
• EMEA Portfolio Growth Partner of the Year: Telonic GmbH
Riverbed APJ Partner Awards winners include:
• APJ Growth Partner of the Year: BT
• APJ Portfolio Growth Partner of the Year: Telekom Malaysia/VADS Berhad (VADS)
The Riverbed Partner Summit, taking place April 5 -7, brings the company's most influential partners together with Riverbed leadership to drive further coordination and collaboration to capitalise on the enormous market opportunity being created by changing customer profiles and channel dynamics.
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