Channel Partner Program Roundup: HDS, Dell, Aruba Networks
Howdy, and welcome to the Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of happenings in the vendor partner space without all the fluffiness. This week we’ve got news from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), so strap on your chaps, dust off your hat and let’s ride.
Hitachi Data Systems: The storage vendor and so much more has named Sigma Solutions a Platinum Partner, the highest level in the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner program. To earn Platinum Partner status, Sigma was required to exhibit a high degree of sales and technical expertise across the HDS data storage solution suite.
The Platinum Partner level is designed for solution providers with a dedicated storage practice, proven expertise in providing storage solutions to corporate clients, and the highest level of technical capabilities. Platinum Partners are the “go-to partners for HDS solutions,” according to the company.
Dell: The PartnerDirect channel program has named the winners of its Partner of the Year Awards for Dell’s Fiscal Year 2012. The annual awards honor Dell partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year, and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Dell technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs.
And the winners are:
- Premier Partner of the Year – Redapt
- DMR Partner of the Year – SHI International Corp.
- North Central Partner of the Year – Hipskind Technology Solutions Group Inc.
- North East Partner of the Year – Cambridge Computer
- South East Partner of the Year – VeriStor
- South Central Partner of the Year – Lewan & Associates
- West Partner of the Year – GCS IT Solutions
- Canada Partner of the Year – IT Weapons Inc.
- Preferred Partner of the Year – ASI Systems Integration
- Certified Partner of the Year – Electronic Strategies Inc.
Aruba Networks: The wireless networking vendor has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Communications Technology Partner of the Year Award.
The Communications Technology Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner who is helping customers to advance their businesses by building communications products and/or applications on the Microsoft Lync platform.
“We are excited that Microsoft has recognized Aruba’s significant achievements by naming us a finalist for Communications Technology Partner of the Year,” said Keerti Melkote, Aruba Networks CTO. “We worked closely with Microsoft, optimizing the Aruba MOVE architecture to deliver a dependable unified communications experience for mobile devices operating on Wi-Fi networks. Customer response has been enthusiastic, and we’re pleased that Microsoft has acknowledged our efforts.”
And that’s the end of the rodeo for this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup. Check back next week for more. Until then, watch where you lay those spurs.