Slideshow: VMware partner awards

Over 3000 customers and partners went through the doors at VMware's virtualisation forum in Sydney yesterday and today. At a special gala dinner during the event, the vendor presented awards to its top performing partners and customers in recognition of their efforts over the past year.

  • Guests at the VMware partner and customer awards dinner

  • Regional Partner of the year 2009 went to Dimension Data. From left to right: VMware's Carl M. Eschenbach; Dimension Data's John Farrell; VMware's Paul Harapin and Fred King.

  • Rising Star 2009 was Logica. From left: VMware's Carl M. Eschenbach; Logica' Andre Kemp; VMware's Paul Harapin and Fred King.

  • Advantage+ Partner 2009 was awarded to Data#3 for partner profitability. From left: VMware;s Carl M. Eschenbach; Data#3 general manager ACT/NSW, Paul Crouch; VMware's Paul Harapin, and Fred King.

  • Virtual Champion of the Year 2009 was Melbourne IT, who is also the first company in the world to deploy VMware vSphere 4. From left: VMware's Carl M. Eschenbach; Melbourne IT CTO, Glenn Gore; VMware's Paul Harapin and Fred King, ANZ Partner Director, VMware.

  • Partner Technical Achievement 2009 went to Datacom Australia for its commitment to technical and sales skills, and technical excellence with customers. From left: VMware executive vice-president of worldwide operations, Carl M. Eschenbach; Datacom licensing manager, Fiona Sheridan; VMware managing director A/NZ, Paul Harapin; VMware partner director, Fred King

  • Market Maker 2009 was awarded to Dell Australia & New Zealand. From left: Vmware's Carl M. Eschenbach; Dell general manager, Simon Johnson; VMware's Paul Harapin and Fred King.

  • The Scared Weird Little Guys entertained VMware partners and customers at its awards night.

  • Plan B received the Business Continuity Award. (from left): VMware's Steve Herrod; Technical Director, Plan B, Symon Thurlow; and VMware's Paul Harapin.

  • Teletech received the Virtual Desktop Ingenuity Award (From left): VMware's Steve Herrod; IT Project Manager for Teletech, David Wong; and VMware's Paul Harapin.

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth received the customer Unbreakable Applications Award (From left): VMware's Steve Herrod; National Infrastructure & Application Manager at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Berys Amor; and VMware's Paul Harapin.

  • Transpacific Industries received the customer Datacentre Automation Award.(from left): VMware CTO and senior vice-president of R&D, Steve Herrod; Infrastructure Manager at Transpacific Industries, Adam Heilbron; and VMware managing director, Paul Harapin.

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