VMware Partners from Across the Globe Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes

ATLANTA – June 2, 2009 — VeriStor, the Southeast region’s leading enterprise data storage solution provider, announced today that it has been recognized by VMware as a winner of a Partner Exchange Award in the “Rising Star” category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2009, VMware’s annual partner event in Orlando, Fla., on April 16. VeriStor was named a winner in the category for their outstanding achievements in 2008. Winners from the United States, Canada and Latin America were recognized in 11 categories including:

  • Americas Solution Provider of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Technical Achievement
  • Corporate Reseller of the Year
  • Market Maker Award
  • Federal Partner of the Year
  • Latin America Partner of the Year
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
“We are proud to be recognized by VMware as their ‘Rising Star’ award winner,” said Ashby Lincoln, CEO, VeriStor. “Customers are readily adopting VMware virtualization for the efficiency, control and choice it offers customers, and this makes the opportunities in the virtualization market tremendous. And, with the comprehensive support and services tools of the recently announced VMware Partner Network along with our extensive virtualization expertise, VeriStor is poised to continue this success throughout 2009.”

“We are happy to recognize the great work that VeriStor has done throughout the year in growing their virtualization practice, and this is our time to show our appreciation for all that they do,” said Doug Smith, senior director of global channels, VMware. “VeriStor has demonstrated excellence in the past year in providing VMware virtualization solutions to customers of all sizes, and we look forward to their continued success in bringing customers the benefits of VMware vSphere 4, the industry’s first operating system for building the internal cloud.”

The winners were honored and presented with their awards at the VMware Partner Appreciation Party during the second day of VMware Partner Exchange 2009. This three-day event offered access to 130 sessions and an exhibit pavilion that addressed how partners can best accelerate their virtualization businesses in 2009. Partner attendees were provided a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware.

The conference presented partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer; Tod Nielsen, chief operating officer; Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations; and Dr. Stephen Herrod, chief technology officer. The event enables partners to network with more than 1,500 peers from the VMware global partner ecosystem to share ideas and build relationships.