Veeam has recognised a range of A/NZ partners in varying categories at its ProPartner awards ceremony last night, which was held at the Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney.
The annual awards dinner saw a variety of distribution, reseller and alliance partners and Veeam cloud and service providers (VCSP) recognised over a total of 14 categories.
Veeam says the awards recognise partners’ demonstrated success in providing availability solutions to their customers, acknowledging proficiencies in their support, knowledge, and ongoing product education.
Among the award winners was Datacom, which picked up VCSP partner of the year for New Zealand and both Ingram Micro Australia and Ingram New Zealand, who picked up distributor of the year in their respective regions.
Ingram Micro New Zealand executive managing director Gary Bigwood says the company is excited about the recognition Veeam has given them.
“Ingram Micro is delighted to receive the award – it’s great recognition for all the hard work the team has done working with Veeam and our reseller partners. It’s also great validation of Ingram Micro’s strategy of working with resellers on a national basis," Bigwood says.
“I’d also like to thank Veeam for being a fantastic, collaborative vendor to work with. At Ingram Micro, we have seen substantial growth in our Veeam business in the last year. We think Veeam has tremendous potential in the New Zealand market and we are looking forward to helping our reseller partners achieve more growth with Veeam in the year ahead.”
At the awards ceremony, Veeam senior director for cloud and service providers Asanga Wanigatunga told ChannelLife, “Our growth rate across the last 10 years wouldn’t have happened without the partner ecosystem like this.
"A/NZ is one of the most mature markets in the world regardless of vendor and the fact that we’ve grown this fast in this part of the world is largely down to our partner ecosystem.
“Our partners are instrumental in growing our brand and we have had a lot of success in latching onto the local market, alongside our partners. This is especially true with our recent innovations and we thank our partners wholeheartedly for the service and support they’ve provided,” Wanigatunga concluded.
The following Veeam ProPartners were recognised at the 2017 Veeam A/NZ ProPartners Awards:
Rising Star ProPartner of the Year, Australia
Rising Star ProPartner of the Year, New Zealand
Distributor of the Year, Australia
Ingram Micro Australia
Distributor of the Year, New Zealand
Ingram Micro New Zealand
ProPartner of the Year, New Zealand
ProPartner of the Year, Australia
Veeam Champion of the Year, New Zealand
Peter Taylor, Lexel Systems
Veeam Champion of the Year, Australia
Greig Ebeling, Datacom
Marketing Excellence of the Year, Australia
Laura Serra, CloudRecover
Marketing Excellence of the Year, New Zealand
Josh Hobbs, Spark
The following Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners were also recognised at the 2017 Veeam ANZ ProPartner Awards:
Rising Star VCSP Partner of the Year, Australia
Rising Star VCSP Partner of the Year, New Zealand
VCSP Partner of the Year, Australia
VCSP Partner of the Year, New Zealand
The announcement comes on the back of the latest update to the ProPartner Program in Australia and New Zealand, which was officially rolled out on February 1st.
On the implementation of the program, Veeam vice president for A/NZ Gary Mitchell says, “The program that we have introduced is about the reward of additional margin for partners who actually go out there and identify new business customers to Veeam. We are adding the additional value of a new business opportunity.
“The incentive is not just to work with us to develop and grow an opportunity but about creating new opportunities for themselves too.”