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Datacom, Insync among winners at HDS ANZ Partner Awards

29 Oct 2015

Datacom has scooped up Hitachi Data Systems' Partner of the Year award at the ANZ Partner Awards.

The awards evening, which coincides with the company’s annual ANZ Partner Summit currently underway in Noosa, also saw Insync named New Partner of the Year.

Global Storage took out Solution Partner of the Year, with Perfekt named Regional Partner of the Year.

The awards, which recognise the highest achieving partners who have demonstrated strong revenue growth and a commitment to delivering innovative solutions in collaboration with HDS, cap off a strong year for HDS’ partner community.

The vendor says it signed 21 new partnerships last year, with the overall revenue through ANZ partners increasing by more than 30% year on year as the company experienced growth across verticals including government, healthcare, education, telco, banking and financial services.

Nathan McGregor, HDS vice president and country manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, says the ‘tremendous’ growth experienced by the vendor’s channel community is a testament to ‘mutually beneficial partnerships’.

“Hitachi Data Systems is well positioned to help the partner community transition to solutions-focus, through its transformation from a data storage provider into an information solutions company,” McGregor says.

The company has recently introduced a number of new and enhanced solutions in its ‘social innovation’ portfolio, which HDS says offer further growth potential for partners.

HDS says the solutions combine operational technology and information technology to address business and societal challenges through the application of the internet of things, M2M and big data analytics.

The solutions are designed to support a range of industries including public safety, intelligent transportation and smart city infrastructures, through to IT operations, healthcare and telecommunications.

“Partners play a crucial role in delivering on the full potential of our internet of things and big data based solutions in customer environments,” McGregor says.

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