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VMware Partner Network Award Winners Honored at Partner Exchange 2015

February 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – February 04, 2015) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2015 VMware Partner Network awards. Every year, VMware recognizes its partner ecosystem for their demonstrated excellence and achievements.

“VMware, together with the VMware Partner Network, continue to empower business transformation in the mobile cloud era for organizations of all sizes,” said Todd Surdey, vice president, Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, and co-leader, Global Partner Organization, VMware. “We congratulate all of our partner award winners for their accomplishments in 2014.”

“We’re very proud to acknowledge and honor all of the winners of this year’s VMware Partner Network awards,” said Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president, Channel and Alliances, and co-leader, Global Partner Organization, VMware. “In 2015, we look forward to continued collaboration and mutual success with our partners.”

Global partner award recipients from around the world in 17 categories received awards for their excellent performance and notable achievements in 2014:

Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
Global Winner: Accenture
Geo Winners: Accenture (Americas), Atos (EMEA)

Distributor Partner of the Year
Global Winner: Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions
Geo Winners: Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (Americas), Ingram Micro (Asia Pacific), Arrow Austria (EMEA)

Emerging Markets Distributor Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: Westcon Latin America
Geo Winners: Westcon Latin America (Americas), Youngwoo Digital Co Ltd (Asia Pacific), OCS Distribution (EMEA)

Enterprise Solution Provider Partner of the Year
Global Winner: ST Electronics InfoSoft Systems
Geo Winners: SPE Data Informática Ltda (Americas), ST Electronics InfoSoft Systems (APJ), Innov8 (EMEA)

End-User Computing Partner of the Year
Global Winner: Varrow
Geo Winners: Varrow (Americas), Kanematsu Electronics Ltd (Asia Pacific), SCC France (EMEA)

Innovation OEM Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: Inspur Software Co, Ltd (Asia Pacific)
Geo Winners: EMC (Americas), Inspur Software Co, Ltd (Asia Pacific)

Marketing Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: CDW
Geo Winners: CDW (Americas), Data#3 Limited (Asia Pacific), Phoenix (EMEA)

Partner Executive of the Year
Global Winner
: Sean Kerins, Arrow

Renewals Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: Comparex
Geo Winners: SHI (Americas), Data#3 (Asia Pacific), Comparex (EMEA)

Rising Star Partner of the Year
Global Winner: iCLIQ Persada Solutions
Geo Winners: Vology (Americas), iCLIQ Persada Solutions (Asia Pacific), Dedagroup (EMEA)

Software-Defined Data Center Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: Computacenter (EMEA)
Geo Winners: Presidio Network Solutions (Americas), Infront Systems (Asia Pacific), Computacenter (EMEA)

Service Provider Partner of the Year
Global Winner: Navisite, Inc.
Geo Winners: Navisite, Inc. (Americas), Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd (Asia Pacific), OVH (EMEA)

Solution Provider Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: SoftwareONE
Geo Winners: SoftwareONE (Americas), Veeras Infotek (Asia Pacific), Bechtle (EMEA)

Strategic Alliance Partner of the Year
Global Winner: Dell
Geo Winners: Dell (Americas), Fujitsu Limited (Asia Pacific), HP EMEA (EMEA)

Technical Partner of the Year
Global Winner: F5
Geo Winners: F5 (Americas), Trend Micro (Asia Pacific)

Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
Global Winner
: New Horizons
Geo Winners: New Horizons (Americas), Koening Systems Limited (Asia Pacific)

vCloud Air Partner of the Year
Global Winner: SHI
Geo Winners: SHI (Americas), JBCC Corporation (Asia Pacific), Computacenter UK (EMEA)

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About VMware Partner Exchange 2015
VMware Partner Exchange 2015 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 170 breakout sessions and an exhibitor Solutions Exchange, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com

About VMware
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