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NetApp announces winners of APAC Partner Excellence Awards

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 21 Jun 2022

NetApp has announced the winners of its annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) Partner Excellence Awards at the NetApp Partner Summit 2022, highlighting top wins for the year.

These awards recognise partners that have demonstrated success in delivering new cloud experiences, unlocking greater business value for their customers, while driving impressive revenue growth over the past financial year.

The Award recipients showed outstanding results in NetApp solutions sales in cloud, AI, data protection, FlexPod and ONTAP by building specialisations in key focus areas via the NetApp Unified Partner Program, the company states.

The award-winning NetApp Unified Partner Program enables participating partners to accelerate business growth, increase margin opportunities, and attain an optimal return on their relationship with NetApp and their customers, the company states.

Over the last year, NetApp has evolved its Unified Partner Program to better reflect the changing needs of customers. Partners are now working with NetApp in new ways, embracing the need to sell solutions, not just products, to address emerging customer demands and challenges in a data-driven digital world powered by the cloud, according to the company.

With NetApp’s portfolio of hybrid cloud data services and data management solutions, partners are better positioned to help enterprises transition to the next stage of their digital transformation journeys and unlock the power of data wherever it resides: on-premises, in multiple public cloud environments, or anywhere in between.

NetApp senior vice president and general manager Asia Pacific & Japan Sanjay Rohatgi says, “Data is now driving businesses, with the cloud becoming the IT infrastructure of choice. There are new buyers and decision makers among customers, and they are facing new complexities in IT.

“We need to constantly innovate, specialise and learn new ways to serve customers in this data-driven world. We can only do this through a strong, highly capable and energised partner ecosystem."

Rohatgi continues, "NetApp is putting massive investments to strengthen the capabilities of our Partners around the cloud. We are proud to recognise the impressive results and achievements of our partners at this Awards, and may they continue to prosper with us in unlocking the best of cloud for our customers.”

APAC Partner Excellence Award Winners for NetApp’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY’22):

  • Growth Partner of the Year: Softcell Technologies Global Pvt Ltd. (India)
  • New Account Acquisition Partner of the Year: Otsuka Corporation (Japan)
  • Cloud Partner of the Year: Meridian IT Pty Ltd. (Australia)
  • Solution Innovation (4 winners): HKBN Enterprise Solutions Ltd. (Hong Kong), PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika (Indonesia), Kanematsu Electronics Ltd. (Japan), KL Information Communication (Korea)
  • Service Partner of the Year: Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation (Japan)
  • GSI Partner of the Year: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Distributor of the Year: Zero One Technology Co Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Partner of the Year: HwaCom Systems Inc. (Taiwan)
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