SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Riverbed Technology today recognized top-performing partners from around the world during Riverbed Partner Summit 2017, held April 25-27 this year in Santa Barbara, California. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize companies for excellence in delivering on evolving customer needs and driving business results. In total, Riverbed honored 16 companies for their achievements in 2016, across various partner categories both globally and regionally.
This year’s Global winners include: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (Global Partner of the Year); Orange Business Services (Global Portfolio Partner of the Year); Avnet (Global Distributor of the Year); AT&T (Global President’s Choice for largest embedded investment and most Riverbed solutions in the market); and Swish Data (Global Federal Growth Partner of the Year). The full list of global and regional award winners are below.
"We are thrilled to recognize and honor top-performing partners who excel at meeting the needs of our joint customers. The Riverbed Partner Awards celebrate our partners' achievements and exemplify how together we best solve the business requirements of our customers," said Karl Meulema, Senior Vice President Global Channels at Riverbed. "It is a transformational time in the IT industry, and Riverbed and our partners are delivering innovative solutions that enable our customers to build out a next generation network architecture for today’s cloud, mobile and digital world.”
The Riverbed channel ecosystem is composed of a network of focused, dedicated and invested partners across the globe, including technology resellers, solution providers, value added distributors, system integrators and outsourcers and service providers. Riverbed and its channel partners work together to provide solutions that improve the performance, operational efficiency, agility and economics of applications, services, networks, and remote and branch offices.
The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize partners whose achievements impact Riverbed's business on both a global and regional basis. Partners were nominated and reviewed by a panel representing Riverbed's sales leadership worldwide.
Global Partner of the Year Award Winner: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
- Americas Partner of the Year Award Winner: World Wide Technology
- EMEA Partner of the Year Award Winner: Cygate AB
- APJ Partner of the Year Award Winner: Kanematsu Electronics
Global Portfolio Partner of the Year Award Winner: Orange Business Services
- Americas Portfolio Partner of the Year Award Winner: CDW
- EMEA Portfolio Partner of the Year Award Winner: dakoServ Daten Kommunikation Service GmbH
- APJ Portfolio Partner of the Year Award Winner: Telstra Corporation Limited
Global Distributor of the Year Winner: Avnet
- Americas Distributor of the Year Winner: Avnet
- EMEA Distributor of the Year Winner: Starlink DMCC
- APJ Distributor of the Year Winner: Digital China (China) Limited
Global President’s Choice Winner: AT&T
- Americas President’s Choice Winner: Teneo Inc.
- EMEA President’s Choice Winner: Rantek
- APJ President’s Choice Winner: Optus Business
Global Federal Growth Partner Winner: Swish Data
Riverbed Partner Summit 2017 brings the company's most influential partners together with Riverbed leadership to drive further coordination and collaboration to capitalize on the enormous market opportunity being created by the shift to the cloud, digital transformation and evolving channel dynamics.
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