NetApp has awarded Arrow Electronics with the 2017 NetApp “EMEA Partner Excellence Award” for Distributor of the Year Category. The annual ceremony took place during a gala dinner at NetApp EMEA’s partner kickoff “Partner Executive Forum” and celebrated partners that demonstrated exceptional growth, revenue attainment and investment in training and certifications in NetApp FY17.
“The world is becoming more data-driven by the minute. This creates a wealth of opportunity for partners that know how to do hybrid cloud right,” states Alfred Manhart, Senior Director Channel & SI EMEA at NetApp. “Data is growing to massively-sized sets and is scattered among different locations. This is a challenge for enterprises who want to unlock its transformative potential. But a partner’s data management expertise can be the crucial factor, which is why we take great pride in the abilities of our ecosystem. Our Excellence Awards recognise its most powerful contributors across the whole geo.”
“As one of NetApp`s global key strategic distributors with a presence in 17 European countries, we are happy to receive this significant award for the second year in a row,” says Patrice Roussel, vice president strategic alliances, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions EMEA. “We see strong growth in the flash segment and converged infrastructure such as FlexPod. We are proud to contribute to these NetApp technology focus areas.”