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Global Knowledge Named Americas Training (VATC) Partner of the Year at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

March 13, 2013

Global Knowledge Wins Top Honors Four Years in a Row

CARY, N.C. and TORONTO - Global Knowledge today announced that it has been named the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Training (VATC) Partner of the Year category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual partner event, on February 26 in Las Vegas.

"We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem," said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner Readiness. "VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year. We congratulate Global Knowledge on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013."

"We are honored to be selected as the top Americas training partner by VMware for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. "Receiving a top award every year since becoming a VMware partner speaks to our commitment to providing the highest-quality authorized VMware training solutions that help enable virtualization and cloud infrastructure in organizations worldwide."

Partner recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Americas were acknowledged by VMware in 17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012:

  • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competency Partner of the Year
  • Management Competency Partner of Year
  • SMB Partner of the Year
  • Solution Provider of the Year
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Partner of the Year
  • Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year
  • Desktop Competency Partner of the Year
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Partner of the Year
  • VMware vFabric™ Competency Partner of the Year
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
  • Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
  • Virtualization of Business Critical Applications Competency Partner of the Year
  • Partner Executive MVP

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,500 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, 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, NC. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners.

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