Data#3 has walked away with the NSX VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Asia Pacific region, with the technology solutions provider recognised for software-defined expertise during the past 12 months.
Honoured during the VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 in California, USA, the Brisbane-based business was acknowledged for “outstanding achievements” accomplished in 2016 across the vendor’s technology portfolio.
“The team is delighted to win this award, which reflects Data#3’s investment in VMware’s network virtualisation technology, NSX,” Data#3 national practice manager for security Richard Dornhart said.
Operating as the network virtualisation and security platform for the software-defined data centre, NSX emerged following VMware's acquisition of Nicira in 2012.
Through delivering the operational model of a virtual machine for entire networks, through NSX, network functions including switching, routing, and firewalling are embedded in the hypervisor and distributed across the environment.
“NSX helps our customers to be agile and gain efficiencies within their software-defined data centres,” Dornhart added. “It decouples security from the physical hardware, allowing the development of granular security policies for individual workloads.
“This ultimately provides a more secure environment and removes much of the management overhead for already stretched IT teams, allowing them to focus on core business and innovation projects.
"We look forward to continuing to partner with VMware and helping customers to navigate this complex era of digital transformation.”
Operating as a VMware Premier Solutions Provider Partner - the highest level of partner status in Australia - the award builds on Data#3’s recent local NSX recognition across Australia and New Zealand.
“We congratulate Data#3 on winning the 2016 APJ NSX Partner of the Year Award and look forward to our continued collaboration,” VMware head of general business & partners A/NZ Kerrie-Anne Turner told ARN.
“VMware and our partners will continue to empower organisations of all sizes with technologies that can accelerate their digital transformation.”