The award is the latest milestone in a seven-year long partnership between the two organisations.
According to Steve Kelly, director of channels, HDS A/NZ, Hitachi Data Systems’ 'National Partner of the Year' award is given in recognition of true commitment to its partnership and Partner Program.
“Sun Microsystems has demonstrated fantastic year-on-year growth, heavily invested in building its capacity and capability and delivered some key strategic wins in 2008,” said Kelly.
“They thoroughly deserve the recognition of our National Partner of the Year."
HDS said Sun achieved its highest award because of its investment in its partner capacity, its national sales achievement and its commitment to HDS as a long-term partner.
Anthony Clarke, Sun’s storage practice manager, attended the event and collected the award.
“We value our relationship with HDS highly and have worked hard to achieve well beyond our targets for 2008,” said Clarke.
“They are a great organisation to work with.”
The three-day True North partner event, attended by 80 guests, involved planning and objective-setting for the coming year, as well as activities and networking for all HDS partners A/NZ.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sun awarded HDS ‘Partner of the Year’
By Jenny Eagle on Jan 28, 2009 3:30PM
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