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Members of VMware Partner Community Awarded at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Today at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, recognized its partner community for their demonstrated excellence in 2012. This year's VMware Partner Network global awards were announced during the VMware Partner Exchange Awards Banquet.

"Global partners of all sizes come to VMware Partner Exchange to network and further their knowledge of VMware solutions as customers are realizing the benefits of the software-defined datacenter," said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner Readiness, VMware. "We are proud to acknowledge the achievements made in 2012 by VMware partners, and look forward to our mutual success in 2013."

Partner award recipients from around the world were acknowledged by VMware in 19 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012:

  • Application ISV Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: SAP AG
    Regional Winners: Infosys Technologies (APJ)
  • Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Varrow
    Regional Winners: Varrow (Americas), Computacenter (EMEA), Veeras Infotek Pvt Limited (APJ)
  • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Ahead, LLC
    Regional Winners: Ahead LLC (Americas), Colt Technology Services (EMEA), Shanghai Ingeek Information Technology Co, Ltd (APJ)
  • Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Xerox
    Regional Winners: Xerox (Americas), T-Systems (EMEA), Accenture (APJ)
  • Desktop Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Insight
    Regional Winners: Insight (Americas), Phoenix Software Ltd. (EMEA), GoodMorning Information Technology Co., Ltd. (APJ)
  • Distributor of the Year
    Global Winner: Ingram Micro
    Regional Winners: Officer Distribuidora (Americas), Tech Data GmbH & Co. OHG (AZLAN) (EMEA), Ingram Micro Australia (APJ)
  • Emerging Market Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Aptronics
    Regional Winners: Soluciones Informaticas Integrales (Americas), Aptronics (EMEA), PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika (APJ)
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Bechtle
    Regional Winners: CDW (Americas), Bechtle (EMEA), FUJITSU FSAS INC. (APJ)
  • Management Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: International Integrated Solutions, Ltd.
    Regional Winners: International Integrated Solutions, Ltd. (Americas), Comdivision (EMEA), CTC/ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp. (APJ)
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: ePlus Technology Inc.
    Regional Winners: ePlus Technology Inc. (Americas), Trustmarque (EMEA), ILGEUN Infra Inc. (APJ)
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: ATEA
    Regional Winners: SHI International Corp. (Americas), ATEA (EMEA), Dell (APJ)
  • SMB Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Whizz-Work Pte. Ltd.
    Regional Winners: SHI International Corp. (Americas), Assyrus Srl (EMEA), Whizz-Work Pte. Ltd. (APJ)
  • Solution Provider of the Year
    Global Winner: Presidio Networked Solutions
    Regional Winners: Presidio Networked Solutions (Americas), Kelway (EMEA), NetOne Systems (APJ)
  • Technology Innovator Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: Liquidware Labs
    Regional Winner: Fujian Centerm Information CO., Ltd. (APJ)
  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: ECS Technology (China) Limited
    Regional Winners: Global Knowledge (Americas), QA Ltd. (EMEA), ECS Technology (China) Limited (APJ)
  • vFabric® Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner:
    Regional Winners: Logicalis, Inc. (Americas), Canopy (EMEA), XML Asia Ltd. (APJ)
  • Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA) Competency Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: GreenPages
    Regional Winners: GreenPages (Americas), AddOn Systemhaus GmbH (EMEA)
  • VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year
    Global Winner: OVH
    Regional Winners: Savvis (Americas), OVH (EMEA), Datacom (APJ)
  • Most Valuable Partner Executive of the Year
    Global Winner: Joe Koenig, Worldwide Technology, Inc
    Regional Winners: Joe Koenig, Worldwide Technology, Inc (Americas), Sam Routledge, Softcat Ltd. (EMEA), Wang Hong Li, Inspur (APJ)

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com

About VMware

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

VMware and vFabric are trademarks or registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Ken Lotich
VMware Global Communications
[email protected]
(650) 427-1911

Alex Kirschner
The OutCast Agency for VMware
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