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Westcon NZ claims Juniper Networks' top ANZ distie honour

27 Aug 15

Westcon New Zealand has claimed top distie honours at Juniper Networks ANZ Partner Awards, ousting Australian contenders to be named Distribution Partner of the Year.

The awards, held at the vendor’s recent partner summit in Sydney recognise partners ‘who have been conscientious and steadfast in their contribution and efforts to elevating our partnerships to new levels’, Juniper Networks says.

IBM took out the New Zealand Partner of the Year award, with Telstra claiming ANZ Partner of the Year.

Emerging Partner of the Year went to Western Australia’s Cirrus Networks.

IBM also took out the SP Routing Partner of the Year, while ICT Networks was named Security Partner of the Year and CDM was named Switching Partner of the Year.

The awards followed the day-long summit, which was themed ‘Partnering for Business Growth’.

The summit saw Juniper Networks highlighting enablement strategies with a focus on nurturing partner relationships.

The company also outlined its views on how networking is going to be shaped in the world of cloud, and officially launched its new Partner Program focusing on partnering for business growth.

Partners heard about the company’s ANZ market strategy including cloud, metafabric and virtualisation innovation.

Specialist breakout streams for sales acceleration and technical innovation, were also included in the day’s line-up.

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