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HPE NZ unmasks top performing partners at Partner Awards

12 Dec 16

Exeed has taken out Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Distributor of the Year category with seven other partners, including Datacom, Softsource and Origin IT, scooping up awards at HPE’s second annual New Zealand Partner Awards.

The awards, which recognise HPE’s top performing partners and celebrate the success of the local channel in fiscal 2015, were presented at a gala masked ball at Auckland’s Langham Hotel where partners partied the night away.

The winners are selected on a range of factors, including financial performance, numbers and a partner's willingness to execute and partner with HPE.

Exeed’s win was the second in a row for the distributor, which also claimed the title in the inaugural awards last year.

They weren’t alone in keeping hold of their title, with Softsource winning Gold Partner of the Year for a second year in a row and Fujitsu taking out the award for Aruba Growth Partner of the year again.

Datacom Auckland took out Platinum Partner of the Year, with Origin IT winning Silver Partner of the Year, while Manux Solutions won HPE Growth Partner of the Year.

Spark Bay of Plenty won Regional Partner of the Year, and Revera took out the Service Provider of the Year award.

Cedric Edwards, Hewlett Packard Enterprise New Zealand director of channels and SMB, says the awards capped a highly successful year for HPE New Zealand and its partners.

"We had an outstanding year last year. We showed a lot of growth and our partners really had a fantastic year with us," Edwards says.

"Partners are at the front and centre of everything we do.

"We had a really strong year as a country and that was backed up by a strong year in our partner community, particularly our platinum partners, who grew significantly for us."

Edwards says HPE's New Zealand partner community is growing stronger, with the vendor looking forward to another successful year in 2017.

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