Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2014: Dimension Data, the USD 5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has announced that it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology Global Platform Partner of the Year Award and the RASP Partner of the Year for EMEA for 2013. The awards were presented at Riverbed Sales Kick Off 2014, the company’s annual sales and partner conference, earlier this month in San Francisco. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise companies for excellence in meeting client needs and driving business results.
In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed is committed to offering – together with its partners – the most complete platform to enable organisations to embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of integrated software solutions that give companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps. Riverbed works with a broad and diverse ecosystem of partners to extend the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration, and value-added services.
Global Business Development Director at Dimension Data Gary Middleton said, “We are very happy to be recognised with two awards from Riverbed. This is the second year in a row that Dimension Data has been recognised with the Riverbed Technology Global System Integration Partner of the Year award. The two awards are testimony to our skills in deploying and integrating Riverbed into the complex multi-vendor offerings that we deliver every day to clients around the world. Dimension Data continues to invest jointly with Riverbed to build on the solid base we’ve established to the benefit of our clients.”
In the last four years, Dimension Data’s business with Riverbed has grown at a compound annual rate of 40%. The Group’s deep technology skills in networking, data centres and end-user computing, combined with its global logistics, deployment, and managed services capabilities, make Dimension Data a compelling partner for Riverbed’s performance optimisation and management solutions.
Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programmes at Riverbed said, “With this award, we applaud Dimension Data’s performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner, and look forward to Dimension Data continuing to raise the bar in delivering business value. Riverbed and its partner network are focused on investing in an entire portfolio of products to help our joint customers implement the most complete application performance platform — the only platform that can detect and cure application and data delivery performance problems before end user’s even notice.”
The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise partners whose achievements impact Riverbed’s business on both a global and regional basis. Award winners are part of the Riverbed Performance Partner Network a diverse ecosystem of 2,200 partners worldwide. Riverbed works closely with these industry-leading technology resellers, distributors, service providers and integrators to deliver innovative solutions that solve complex business problems, open new markets, and create new revenue opportunities.