Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has been awarded the NetApp Partner Excellence Award for Distributor of the Year. For the first time, the program was conducted virtually, delivering well-deserved recognition to the award candidates in times where physical meetings continue to be challenging. The Partner Excellence Awards annually acknowledge partners that excel in terms of business performance and prove to be crucial contributors to the NetApp Unified Partner Program in EMEA through their ability to innovate and service quality.
“These awards are about giving back to partners that – like so many – had to go through exceptionally difficult months, and recognizing the ones that met and crushed the challenges head-on,” says Kristian Kerr, vice president of NetApp’s EMEA partner organisation. “A big focus for us this year has been investment and simplification, making it as easy as possible for our channel ecosystem to be successful with NetApp solutions. Partners such as Arrow show what is possible as a result. With a stream of recent acquisitions and solution updates delivered recently, we now have our eyes on the future – together.”
Arrow received the excellence award in the category Distributor of the Year courtesy of their ability to demonstrate the power of partnership, it has been an outstanding year filled with many successes in the region.
“Winning this award for more than five years in a row is a clear testament to the continued engagement and hard work of all our teams and the remarkable strength of our collaboration with NetApp and its leadership team, ” said Alexis Brabant, vice president of EMEA sales for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business. “We pursue our clear strategy to work very closely with the entire channel partner ecosystem in order to help them unlock greater sales motions out of NetApp’s outstanding value proposition. We look forward to more collaboration in the coming year.”
NetApp’s award-winning Unified Partner Program enables partners to gain competitive advantage, grow their business and increase profitability. Every year, the Partner Excellence Awards honor the best of them. By expanding their margin opportunity and offering the best return on their partnership with a leading portfolio of hybrid cloud data services and data management solutions, NetApp partners can address customers’ growing digital transformation challenges across any environment, from on-premises to multicloud.