NetApp Inaugural Partner Awards Open for Entries in ANZ

Winners announced at Gala Dinner on November 12

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced a call for entries to its inaugural Australia and New Zealand Partner Awards. The program has been created to acknowledge partners committed to the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality and will launch with 10 award categories. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on November 12.

Neville James, NetApp’s Director of Channels & Enablement encourages all NetApp partners to enter the awards.

“The partner ecosystem in Australia and New Zealand is recognised globally as delivering cutting edge counsel and solutions to organisations. And never more so than today as organisations wrestle with how to drive value from the incredible amounts of data (in motion and at rest) they have available to them.”

The awards are designed to showcase partners who significantly supported customers in their efforts to take their businesses to the next level through delivery of innovative cloud services, excellence in service delivery and enabling customers to realise cost efficiencies through best practice, increased turnover and improved productivity.

NetApp also recognises individual excellence in partner organisations through several individual awards.

Criteria vary per category but all include a focus on new business activity, deployment quality and customer experience.

Details of the categories and submission requirements can be found at the NetApp Partner Awards microsite and entries must be received by 5pm on October 16, 2015.

About ANZ Partner Awards categories:

  • New Partner of the Year
           - Honours a reseller in its first full calendar year of partnership that has delivered a sizeable revenue contribution

  • Service Provider of the Year
           - Recognises the cloud services provider that has created, marketed, and sold innovative cloud-based solutions that have high-market impact and exceed customer expectations

  • Reseller of the Year – Platinium
           - Recognises excellence in the delivery of NetApp solutions, service and support to end user customers

  • Reseller of the Year – Gold
           - Recognises excellence in the delivery of NetApp solutions, service and support to end user customers

  • Converged Infrastructure Excellence
           - Honours the partner who has significantly improved end users business efficiency and insight through the selling and deployment of a best-of-breed Converged Infrastructure Solution

  • Marketing Excellence
           - Acknowledges the partner who has been implementing a marketing initiative that integrates online and offline programs and channels in order to create awareness, generate demand, and engage customers and prospects at all stages of the buying cycle

  • Outstanding Cloud Initiative
           - Recognises the top Pathways Partner who has successfully integrated NetApp technology into their own cloud-based solution or offering for their end user customers

  • Technical Excellence
           - Recognises an individual who has demonstrated best-of-breed technology leadership, a commitment to maintain high-levels of skills, quality processes and consistently high customer satisfaction through investment in their technical capabilities.

  • Sales Excellence
           - Will be made to the individual who has demonstrated exceptional growth in revenue and how partner profitability is achieved, showcasing exceptional customer relationship knowledge and sales management expertise.

  • Alliance Partner Champion
           - Honours an individual who continuously aims to connect and build key relationships whilst strengthening alliance engagement as well as uncovering new collaboration opportunities

For more information, or an interview with a NetApp executive, please contact:

Jenna Woods Lukas Picton
Weber Shandwick PR for NetApp A/NZ
(02) 9994 4476
0410 026 849
jwoods@webershandwick.com
Weber Shandwick PR for NetApp A/NZ
(02) 9994 4431
0415 905 118
lpicton@webershandwick.com