(As seen in ARNNet magazine – arnnet.com.au – Written by Mike Gee on Aug 27, 2014)
Nimble Storage Awards Top Regional Partners
Flash storage solutions company, Nimble Storage, has announced its Asia-Pacific Partners of The Year with Cloud Solutions Group winning 2014 Partner of the Year for Australia and New Zealand.
It also won this Award in 2013. Cloud Solutions Group is a specialist systems integrator and Cloud consulting firm which takes organisations from virtualisation to Cloud-based environments with a combination of on-premise, public and private Cloud solutions.
Cloud Solutions Group director, Josh Rubens, said, “This is a fantastic accolade and recognition of the great results we have achieved with Nimble Storage solutions in Australia. Nimble Storage has been a central part of our go to market business strategy for the past two years during which time we have deployed at around 25 customer sites.” Allcom Networks won the 2014 Rising Star Award. Allcom has been a leading Total Systems Integrator since 1996 with a particular focus on state government and local councils. In December 2013, Allcom was incorporated in the successful IPO for PS&C Group (ASX: PSZ). “As part of our expanded offerings under PS&C Limited, Allcom is pleased with the development of our partnership with Nimble Storage. The Rising Star award is recognition of the immediate success we have had with existing clients and how the Nimble Storage solution complements our other key vendor offerings including Cisco and Citrix,” commented Mike Smith, Allcom’s director of government and key accounts.
Senior Solutions Advisor from Huon IT, Lindsay Rhodes, scooped 2014 Most Valuable Player Award. Huon IT is an Australian-based systems integration specialist with more than 20 years in the industry.
“Huon IT values the strong relationship with Nimble Storage and our clients value the benefits that the technology allows then to attain. I am very honoured to receive the award,” Rhodes said. The 2014 Partner of the Year Award ASEAN went to Manila-headquartered, Erudyn. The partner awards recognise channel partners that meet or exceed assigned revenue targets and create successful customer relationships through the delivery of Nimble solutions for the period November 2013 – August 2014.
Nimble works with partners through the Nimble partner program providing the training, support and services which partners need to achieve outstanding results in their particular markets and areas of specialisation.
“We are very pleased to be able to formally recognise our partners’ achievements through these awards. These organisations are outstanding examples of how partners are leveraging Nimble solutions in innovative and progressive ways to drive productivity and cost savings while at the same time supporting storage refresh programs,”said Theo Hourmouzis, Nimble Storage director of channel aales, Asia-Pacific.
“With continued growth in demand for storage and changing IT requirements, our customers are increasingly looking to work with technology leading, truly independent partners in the space. At the same time, these awards recognise our local capability for delivering Adaptive Flash solutions that enable customers to realise exceptional returns on their Nimble investment. We look forward to working closely with all our partners in Asia Pacific region as a whole in the year ahead creating mutually beneficial business relationships and driving customer success.” The Nimble Storage Asia-Pacific Partners of the Year were announced at the company’s regional partner summit gala dinner at the Hunter Valley.