Global Knowledge Wins Global Education Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2011
Partners from Around the World Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization and Cloud Solutions to Companies of All Sizes
Cary, NC - February 17, 2011 - Global Knowledge announced today that it has been recognized by VMware as a winner of a Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Education Partner of the Year category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Global Knowledge garnered Education Partner of the Year awards for two regions, Americas and EMEA.
"VMware's partners continue to be the foundation of our business, and we are pleased to recognize the great work they have accomplished throughout 2010," said Doug Smith, vice president, global partner strategy and operations, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for training, education and networking with peers to help deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers - making this the marquis event to help them strengthen their virtualization and cloud practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate Global Knowledge, and we look forward to continuing our work together."
"We are delighted to be recognized for the second year in a row by VMware for our role in helping them to drive authorized VMware education solutions further into the technology marketplace," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge President and CEO. "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 2010. 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 Competency Partner of the Year
- VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
- Academic Partner of the Year
- Technology Innovator Partner of the Year
- Vertical Application Partner of the Year
- Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Partner of the Year
- Partner Executive MVP
- Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year
- Government Partner of the Year
- Application Platform Partner of the Year
About VMware Partner Exchange 2011
VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is the marquis global event for virtualization and cloud partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can transform their virtualization businesses to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. Partner attendees received a preview into the next generation of programs and products coming from VMware and offered partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Paul Maritz, chief executive officer; Carl Eschenbach, co-president, customer operations; Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president and general manager, virtualization and cloud platforms; Tod Nielsen, co-president, application platform; Chris Young, vice president and general manager, end user computing; and Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Avaya, 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 and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com.
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