NetApp Celebrates CDW, Arrow, WWT, More with Partner Awards

See who else NetApp considers to be its top partners of the year.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 18, 2023

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NetApp doles out partner awards
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Cloud data storage and management company NetApp just handed out its annual partner awards, and there are a lot of big names at the top of the list.

NetApp’s partner awards for its 2023 fiscal year recognize strategic partners that sell NetApp products and services to solve customers’ business challenges.

Be sure to read our recent compilation of “Top Partners: Best of the Best,” featuring channel partners and suppliers recognized for their achievements with numerous companies in the industry.


NetApp’s Jenni Flinders

“I want to congratulate all the winners of this year’s North America Partner Awards,” said Jenni Flinders, senior vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at NetApp. “Our partners have always been a critical asset to NetApp as we work together to help customers succeed and as we work together to solve the business challenges presented by increasingly complex cloud environments.”

Partner Awards

CDW took home hardware as North America Partner of the Year. NetApp recognized the IT provider for overall revenue, services capabilities, new account wins and “top rankings across product categories.”

Distributor of the Year was Arrow Electronics. Arrow led all distributors in driving year-over-year growth with NetApp partners, demonstrating value in operations, sales, technical enablement, marketing and financial services.

The rest of the partner awards list includes:

  • Growth Partner of the Year: Red8

  • Flash Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology

  • New Account Acquisition Partner of the Year: Insight Enterprises

  • FlexPod Partner of the Year: ePlus

  • Cloud Partner of the Year: SHI International

  • USPS Partner of the Year: CDW-G

  • SLED Partner of the Year: CDW-G

  • DoD Partner of the Year: FCN

  • Intelligence Partner of the Year: Flywheel Data

  • Civilian Partner of the Year: CTG Federal

NetApp also doled out regional partner awards to companies that excelled in revenue, growth, account wins and participation in regional partnership activities. Those were:

  • Regional Partner of the Year, North: MainlineRTP

  • Regional Partner of the Year, South: AHEAD

  • Regional Partner of the Year, West: Converge Technology Solutions

  • Canada Partner of the Year: CDW Canada

“Since the very beginning of our partnership with NetApp, they have worked with us to deliver what our customers need for successful hybrid multicloud, cloud data management with the security, automation, management, and visibility they expect – and we trust – both on premises and in the cloud,” said Tom Cahill, vice president, product and partner management at CDW. “We couldn’t be happier to be recognized in four different NetApp Partner Awards categories. This is one of many proof points for our customers that illustrate our dedication to providing them with industry-leading products and solutions that constantly evolve to ensure they can always succeed.”

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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