World Wide Technology (WWT) has achieved a VMware Master Services Competency in data centre virtualisation, in an Asia Pacific first for the technology provider.
Such competencies are designed to help partners demonstrate “customer-centric solutions and technical proficiency”, backed up by success and expertise in a specialised area of business.
WWT was acknowledged for expertise in the delivery of VMware vSphere environments and digital infrastructure services, alongside a "deep understanding and execution" in data centre virtualisation design principles and methodologies.
“In a digital economy, digital transformation has become essential and the onus is on business leaders to leverage the opportunities technology presents,” said Nilesh Mistry, vice president and head of Asia Pacific at WWT. “We take great pride in helping customers better utilise their technology and our role as the enabler of digital transformation.
“Receiving recognition in the form of the VMware Master Services Competency in data centre virtualisation is a testament to our continued commitment in revolutionising the way businesses operate and we look forward to continue doing so hand-in-hand with valued collaborators like VMware.”
The competencies allow partners to differentiate across five specific solution areas, spanning cloud management and automation; data centre virtualisation; digital workspace; network virtualisation and VMware Cloud on AWS.
“VMware is pleased to recognise World Wide Technology for achieving a data centre virtualisation Master Services Competency,” added Jenni Flinders, vice president and worldwide channel chief, VMware. “This achievement shows customers that partners like WWT are dedicated, invested and have validated expertise in advanced VMware technologies.
“We value WWT as a VMware partner, and appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction as they work to increase their service delivery capabilities.”
Earlier this month, VMware placed distributors across the world on notice as part of a go-to-market overhaul, creating a bidding war in the channel.
Channel Asia exclusively revealed that the technology giant issued a request for proposal (RFP) at local, regional and global levels, opening the doors to potential supply chain change.
“VMware has initiated a global RFP to better understand distributors who align with VMware’s cloud vision and strategy, possess the required expertise and industry insight to identify and implement VMware solutions, and can support customers as they navigate their digital transformations,” a spokesperson from VMware told Channel Asia at the time.
“This will also allow VMware to collaborate more effectively with distributors and increase the value of their VMware partnerships. VMware has invited all existing distributor partners, as well as others, who may provide extended coverage or strength in advanced technologies."