Global Knowledge Wins Education Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2010
VMware Partners from Around the World Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes
Cary NC - February 16, 2010 - Global Knowledge announced today that it has been recognized by VMware as a winner of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Education Partner of the Year category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
"VMware's partners continue to be the bedrock of our business, and we are pleased to recognize the great work they have accomplished throughout the year," said Doug Smith, senior director, global partner sales, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for four days filled with training, education and networking with peers - making this the premier event to help them strengthen their virtualization practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate Global Knowledge, and we look forward to continuing our work together to help deliver virtualization solutions for customers building private cloud infrastructures."
"We are delighted to be recognized by VMware for our role in helping them to drive authorized VMware education solutions further into the technology marketplace." said Michael Fox, Global Knowledge Senior Vice President. "The need for VMware skills and certification has become a growing requirement for many IT professionals, and our status as a leading VMware Authorized Education Partner, along with our commitment to high-quality training enables us to satisfy these customer requirements and to drive further development of VMware skills around the globe."
VMware acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company's ecosystem partners during 2009. Winners from around the world were recognized in 15 categories:
- Solution Provider of the Year
- Education Partner of the Year
- Distributor of the Year
- Systems Integrator of the Year
- SMB Partner of the Year
- Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
- VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
- Academic Partner of the Year
- Technology Innovator
- Vertical Trailblazer
- VMware Competency Partner of the Year
- Partner Executive MVP
- Corporate Reseller of the Year
- Federal Partner of the Year
- SpringSource Partner of the Year
About VMware Partner Exchange
VMware Partner Exchange is the marquis global event for virtualization partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can best accelerate their virtualization businesses. This year partner attendees received a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware and offered partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations and Dr. Stephen Herrod, CTO and senior vice president of R&D.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses spanning foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in Cary, N.C., Canadian headquarters are in Toronto, and EMEA headquarters are in London. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.
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