Optio Data Receives Americas Region Rising Star Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2014

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Partners from around the world recognized for delivering outstanding VMware Virtualization and Cloud Solutions in the Mobile Cloud Era.

Jeff Stevens, Executive Vice President at Optio Data, accepts the prestigious award at VMware Partner Exchange

The goal at Optio Data is to help organizations Simplify IT. Our partnership with VMware has proven to be a critical component in reaching that goal.

Optio Data announced today that it has received the Americas Region VMware Partner Network Award in the Rising Star Partner of the Year category. Optio Data was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware’s annual partner event, held in San Francisco.

“We are pleased to acknowledge the achievements made in 2013 by our partners within the region,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware is dedicated to educating and equipping our partners with the resources they need to master the new reality of the software defined enterprise that enables more agile delivery of IT services – for organizations of all sizes. We congratulate Optio Data on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and look forward to our continued mutual success in 2014.”

"Having recently become a VMware Premier Partner, receiving the Americas Rising Star Partner of the Year award for 2013 confirms Optio's deep understanding of the business benefits achieved by leveraging VMware's data center and cloud infrastructure solutions," said Jeff Stevens, executive vice president, Optio Data. "Optio Data's entire mission is to make complex technologies simpler for organizations. Our partnership with VMware has proven to be a critical component in helping our customers reach that goal."

Americas region recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged in 12 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2013. Categories included:

  • Distributor Partner of the Year
  • End User Computing Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Distributor Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Enterprise Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Mid Market Partner of the Year
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
  • Rising Star Partner of the Year
  • Service Provider Partner of the Year
  • Software Defined Data Center Partner of the Year
  • Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Training Partner of the Year

About VMware Partner Exchange 2014
VMware Partner Exchange 2014 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 190 breakout sessions and an exhibitor Solutions Exchange, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit http://www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com.

About Optio Data
Specializing in virtualization and Dell enterprise products, Optio Data delivers efficiencies and flexibility to customers of every size and industry. Optio accomplishes this by leveraging a state-of-the-art technology facility and multi-million dollar inventory of Dell servers, storage, and networking products. All of which is delivered through a world-class professional services organization.

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To learn more about Optio Data, visit them online at http://www.optiodata.com or call 888-981-3282.

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