Datacom wins Hitachi Data Systems' partner of the year

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Datacom wins Hitachi Data Systems' partner of the year

Datacom was crowned HDS partner of the year at the vendor’s Australia and New Zealand partner summit held in Noosa.

The New Zealand-based integrator was one of several partners recognised for strong revenue growth and a “commitment to delivering innovative solutions” in collaboration with HDS.

The award follows a major coup for Datacom this year with the clinching of a $242 million, five-year infrastructure and support contract with the federal Department of Health.

The deal was based around outcomes - a strategy HDS has been preaching at this week’s event. The department previously had a longterm relationship with IBM.

Datacom ACT director Lisa Thorburn said Datacom and HDS had enjoyed a long term relationship and found the underlying technology to be "superior". 

"It is the ability to harness the vast array of capability that in the Hitachi suite that helps us solve business problems with our valued clients," she said.

Melbourne-based Perfekt clinched the regional partner of the year award while Brisbane’s Insync Technology was named new partner of the year. Insync also scored the emerging partner gong at Microsoft’s partner awards in August.

Melbourne-based Global Storage was HDS solution partner of the year. The company has played a key role in HDS’ cloud services push, with HDS partnering with it to offer cloud services from NextDC facilities.

HDS relaunched its TrueNorth Partner Program 18 months ago. It signed 21 new partnerships last year. In the 2014 financial year revenue through its Australian and New Zealand partners increased by more than 30 per cent year-on-year.

Vice president for Australia and New Zealand, Nathan McGregor, said: “Hitachi Data Systems is well-positioned to help the partner community transition to solutions-focus, through its transformation from a data storage provider into an information solutions company.”

CRN travelled to the HDS ANZ Partner Summit 2015 as a guest of HDS.

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