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Partners from Around the World Recognised for Delivering Solutions for the Software-Defined Datacentre

February 27, 2013 — Aptronics today announced that it has been named the Global recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Emerging Markets category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to recognise the outstanding achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem, particularly those partners serving our global customers,” said Chris Norton, regional director, Southern Africa, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacentre in the coming year. We congratulate Aptronics on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013.”

"We are delighted to have received this award from VMware," said Ken Marsden, chief technology officer, Aptronics. “The VMware platform is a key component of the solutions we bring to our customers, and as a result we continue to invest significantly into developing our skills and competencies around it. This award acknowledges our efforts and drives our ongoing vision to continue to support the VMware platform as a strategic component of what we deliver to our customers. It also strengthens our decision to create a new program called, VMXperts, focussing on the delivery of VMware solutions.”

This is the second VMware award received by Aptronics in 2012. The company was recently awarded the Highest Achiever of VMware Competencies award for the EMEA region at VMworld® 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. This achievement recognised Aptronics for attaining all of the required competencies needed to fulfil customer needs around the VMware solution-set.

Partner recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged by VMware in 19 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012:

  • Application ISV Partner of the Year
  • IaaS – Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Management Partner of the Year
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
  • Technology Innovator Partner of the Year
  • Virtualization of Business Critical Applications Partner of the Year
  • SMB Partner of the Year
  • Solution Provider of the Year
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year
  • Business Continuity Partner of the Year
  • Desktop Partner of the Year
  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Emerging Market Partner of the Year
  • VMware vFabric™ Partner of the Year
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
  • Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
  • Partner Executive MVP

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com

About Aptronics

Based in Johannesburg (head office), Cape Town and Durban, Aptronics is recognized as one of the leading Black Empowered corporate IT Service and Solution providers in South Africa. Strong partnerships with customers, suppliers and strategic vendors are an essential component of the Aptronics culture; which enables the company to deliver innovative IT solutions that respond to the challenges of today's dynamic business requirements. The Aptronics Group of companies comprising of Aptronics, Ubusha Technologies, Linux System Dynamics, VMXperts, Inobits Consulting and Triple H IT Solutions has a combined footprint that covers most of the Information Technology requirements of both the private and public sectors. For more information on the Aptronics Group visit www.aptronicsgroup.com

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