Story image

Cisco silverware for Gen-i trophy cabinet

06 Mar 2013

Gen-i had a moment in the midnight sun, taking out the top New Zealand award at the Cisco Partner Insight Awards, held as part of Cisco Live in Melbourne overnight.

That's right, today Gen-i awakes as the Cisco New Zealand Partner of the Year.

Fifteen Cisco ANZ partners were recognised across 19 categories for ‘their innovation, leadership and best practice as a Cisco business partner’.

Award criteria include architecture-led approach successes, business differentiation and strategic outcomes and deep customer understanding, the company says.

“I’m delighted with this win," said David Crown, manager, Gen-i Strategic Relationships. "It reflects the fact that we’re not just the largest Cisco Gold Partner in New Zealand, but hold a unique position in the market through our reach and ICT capability, and our move towards managed services offerings such as the recently launched ReadyCloud Collaboration service.

"Our relationship with Cisco enables Gen-i to deliver the best of global thought leadership in a way that is accessible to New Zealand businesses.”

Other winners included Dimension Data, taking out data centre partner of the year; Datacom for innovation partner of the year and Fujitsu for architectural excellence. NEC picked up the ANZ acceleration partner of the year 2012.

Last month, Gen-i announced it was teaming up with Cisco to bring the networking company’s hosted collaboration solutions – marketed as Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Collaboration – to New Zealand.

The offering allows services such as voice, instant messaging, presence and video calling to be accessed via desktop or mobile device.

Orange Belgium opens 1,000 sqm Antwerp data centre
It consists of more than 500 high-density 52 unit racks, installed on the equivalent of 12 tennis courts.
Time to build tech on the automobile, not the horse and cart
Nutanix’s Jeff Smith believes one of the core problems of businesses struggling to digitally ‘transform’ lies in the infrastructure they use, the data centre.
Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
Intel building US’s first exascale supercomputer
Intel and the Department of Energy are building potentially the world’s first exascale supercomputer, capable of a quintillion calculations per second.
NVIDIA announces enterprise servers optimised for data science
“The rapid adoption of T4 on the world’s most popular business servers signals the start of a new era in enterprise computing."
Unencrypted Gearbest database leaves over 1.5mil shoppers’ records exposed
Depending on the countries and information requirements, the data could give hackers access to online government portals, banking apps, and health insurance records.
Storage is all the rage, and SmartNICs are the key
Mellanox’s Kevin Deierling shares the results from a new survey that identifies the key role of the network in boosting data centre performance.
Opinion: Moving applications between cloud and data centre
OpsRamp's Bhanu Singh discusses the process of moving legacy systems and applications to the cloud, as well as pitfalls to avoid.