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Hitachi Data Systems honours leading A/NZ partners

Hitachi Data Systems honours leading A/NZ partners

Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations nab top awards.

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Mark Sakajiou (Perfekt COM), Craig Tamlin (Perfekt COM), Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Mark Sakajiou (Perfekt COM), Craig Tamlin (Perfekt COM), Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has honoured its top-performing partners across Australia and New Zealand, with Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations taking home the honours.

"Today, organisations across ANZ are embracing digital transformation," HDS vice president and general manager, Nathan McGregor, said.

"Because every client and every transformation is different, organisations want trusted partners and experts, like Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations, who can ease enterprise cloud deployment, deliver cost-effective as-a-service offerings, and support corporate mobility initiatives.

"Congratulations to all on this recognition."

Recognised at the 2016 HDS A/NZ Partner Summit held on Hamilton Island, Perfekt took out the Partner of the Year award for its ability to develop deeper engagement in existing accounts, alongside its track record of joint customer acquisition in a number of verticals, including state and local government, finance, health, distribution, education, utilities and gaming.

The Australian technology provider was also recently promoted to Hitachi TrueNorth Platinum Partner status in recognition of the company’s revenue contribution in 2016.

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Stephen Riley (SureBridge IT) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)
Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Stephen Riley (SureBridge IT) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

Meanwhile, Brisbane-based managed IT, cloud and consulting services provider, SureBridge IT, was recognised as Regional Partner of the Year for 2016.

The award acknowledged more than 15 per cent growth in revenue from the SureBridge-HDS partnership over the last 12 months.

“In line with market need for services to support the industry move toward digital transformation, SureBridge has transformed its own organisation, with more than 40 per cent of its business shifting to services-based offerings," McGregor said.

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Troy Myer (Revera), and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)
Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Troy Myer (Revera), and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

New Zealand cloud service provider (CSP) and long-time HDS partner, Revera, received the Solution Partner of the Year award for its "continuous investment" in services expansion and development of new solutions offerings to support rapidly changing customer requirements.

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Michael Visentin (UXC, a CSC company) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)
Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Michael Visentin (UXC, a CSC company) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

Also, CSC Australia nabbed the Global System Integrator (GSI) Partner of the Year award for its commitment to collaborate with HDS and help clients quickly and cost-effectively realise the benefits of cloud-enabled digital transformation.

CSC Australia has been a strategic global alliance partner of HDS for more than 20 years.

Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Darren Lee (Market Creations) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)
Nathan McGregor (Hitachi Data Systems A/NZ), Darren Lee (Market Creations) and Phil Teague (HDS A/NZ)

Finally, Market Creations took home the New Partner of the Year award for offering an extensive portfolio of “powered by HDS” solutions and services - from IaaS and disaster recovery as-a-service (DRaaS) offerings –to IT audit and consulting services.

The company was also recognised for its alignment and efforts in building and solidifying the partnership over the last year.

“With go-to-market knowledge, specialised services, and vertical expertise, our partners are more important than ever in delivering greater value to clients as they transform in this digital economy,” HDS A/NZ industry and alliances solutions director, Phil Teague, added.

“We continue to focus on expanding our A/NZ partner ecosystem with the market leaders, like Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia, and Market Creations, who can truly help customers transform and realise the power of their data.”

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