NetApp’s exclusive channel event was attended by executives from NetApp’s leading partners across the EMEA region and was highlighted by the evening gala dinner where NetApp EMEA Partner Performance and Innovation Awards were presented. This year’s winner in the category “Enterprise Market Partner or the Year 2014”: Proact from the United Kingdom - selected for technical knowledge, customer care and approachability, outstanding contributions to selected account business and customer wins.
Jason Clark, CEO at Proact UK, comments “This is a great moment for us. We work tirelessly to demonstrate our core values – commitment, integrity and excellence - and to ensure the customer and their critical asset [their data] is at the very heart of what we do. This award is great recognition of the partnership we have with NetApp and testament to our staff’s expertise when it comes to NetApp technology.”
The award winners enjoy a range of business benefits, including significant marketing funding. In addition, NetApp hands out a charitable donation of $10,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is presented on behalf of one award winner drawn during the gala dinner.
“The NetApp EMEA Partner Performance and Innovation Awards are our way of honoring partners that demonstrate the ability to deliver joint growth, outstanding customer care and holistic expertise in the multi-faceted field of storage and data management,” says Thomas Ehrlich, NetApp Vice President Partners & Pathways EMEA. “We have great partners all across Europe but these winners represent some of the finest. It is a great pleasure to say ’Thank You’ and congratulate Proact for their category win “NetApp Enterprise Partner of the Year.”