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03 June 2015

Dimension Data, Cisco, and NetApp jointly recognised as Data Centre Customer Focus Partner of the Year

Dimension Data, NetApp, and Cisco today jointly announced they had won the 2015 Microsoft Modern Datacentre: Customer Focus Partner of the Year Award. The three companies were honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Microsoft awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. The three companies were recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Modern Datacentre: Customer Focus Partner of the Year Award.

Peter Menadue, Dimension Data’s Group General Manager, Microsoft Solutions “We are proud to share this award with NetApp and Cisco. Being awarded the 2015 Modern Datacentre: Customer Focus Partner of the Year award is about recognition. The award recognises all three companies as world class Microsoft partners that demonstrate client focus, market relevance and expertise in Microsoft technologies. Dimension Data’s partnership with Microsoft spans over a decade and today, we are a Global Alliance Partner, Skype for Business Elite Launch Partner and Gold-certified on five continents in 21 countries. More than that, it validates the great partners and people that are part of our teams who work hard to apply their expertise around Microsoft to deliver market leading outcomes.”

Rick Snyder, Cisco’s Vice President of Global and Strategic Partners, said “Cisco is honoured to be recognized with Dimension Data and NetApp in achievement of Microsoft’s 2015 Modern Data Centre: Customer Focus Partner of the Year. This award is a powerful example of how an eco-system of partners can team to deliver a solution that helps customers capture their share of the $19T Internet of Everything opportunity and embrace digitisation.”

“Through our partner ecosystem, NetApp continues to provide customers with solutions to help grow their business,” said Maria Olson, vice president, Global Alliances, NetApp. “We are excited to be recognized with Cisco and Data Dimension and by one of our global alliances, Microsoft, for the excellence we provide our customers.”

“Microsoft’s success as a company is dependent upon our ecosystem of great partners, and Dimension Data, Cisco, and Netapp are a shining example of the kind of innovation our partners continue to drive year after year,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.

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About Dimension Data
Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 52 countries, and 30,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at http://www2.dimensiondata.com/

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