Datacentrix named EMEA Symantec cloud partner of the year 2011, scoops local awards too

Provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, Datacentrix has announced that Symantec has recognised the company as its “Cloud Partner of the Year” at the recent annual EMEA partner conference, Partner Engage EMEA 2012, held in Rome, Italy.

February 24, 2012

Provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, Datacentrix has announced that Symantec has recognised the company as its “Cloud Partner of the Year” at the recent annual EMEA partner conference, Partner Engage EMEA 2012, held in Rome, Italy.

Datacentrix was acknowledged for its investment in Symantec and demonstrated expertise and success in key solution areas and growth markets.    “We are committed to supporting our partners by helping them grow their businesses, maximise revenue opportunities and maintain a competitive edge within the industry. Our 2011 Channel Excellence Award winners have shown a high level of dedication to becoming experts in Symantec’s solutions and adding value to our customers,” says Jason Ellis, vice-president, EMEA channel sales, Symantec.

“The 2011 Channel Excellence Awards honours our channel partners’ efforts in the information protection space, and on behalf of Symantec I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners.”

This international accolade follows the company scooping a number of local awards at the Symantec Partner Summit last year, including two specialisation awards (a third has since been attained) and Symantec Reseller Partner of the Year 2011 for Storage. In addition, Datacentrix’ Hugo Bradfield, a Symantec senior engineer, was named as Symantec Champion of the Year 2011 and Mike Dewar, a senior account manager, garnered the Symantec Enterprise Salesman of the Year award.

Says Chad Cleevely, channel manager at Symantec South Africa: “Datacentrix epitomises the committed and driven partner that Symantec values. The company’s performance over the past year has been nothing short of astounding: record sales, most of which was new business, commitment to specialisations and moving from silver to platinum partnership status in only 12 months.”

Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed, states that these awards serve to reinforce the depth of Datacentrix’ commitment to its partnership with Symantec. “This sector has been an area of strong focus for Datacentrix over the past few years,” he explains. “Our achievements in this space with Symantec, which also include our attainment of Platinum level partnership last year and becoming the first partner in South Africa to achieve Symantec Specialisations in both Storage Management and High Availability, show that we are certainly dedicated to meeting the requirements of local business.”