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.