SAN FRANCISCO—January 14, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today honored top-performing partners from around the world at an awards reception during Riverbed® Sales Kick Off 2014, the company's annual sales and partner conference, held in San Francisco, Jan. 13-16, 2014. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize companies for excellence in delivering on customer needs and driving business results. In total, Riverbed honored 24 companies for their achievements in 2013, across various partner categories both globally and regionally.
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"We are thrilled to recognize and honor these top-performing partners who exceled at meeting the needs of our joint customers," said Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs at Riverbed. "We share a common goal of enabling our customers to benefit from location-independent computing. The Riverbed Partner Award winners highlight how together we best meet the solution, service and support needs of our customers. Our partners are absolutely critical to our success and these awards shine a spotlight on their achievements."
In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed is committed to offering - together with its partners - the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of integrated software solutions that gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps. Riverbed works with a broad and diverse ecosystem of partners to extend the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration and value-added services.
The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize partners whose achievements impact Riverbed's business on both a global and regional basis. Award winners are part of the Riverbed Performance Partner Network, a diverse ecosystem of more than 2,200 partners worldwide. Riverbed works closely with these industry-leading technology resellers, distributors, service providers and integrators to deliver innovative solutions that solve complex business problems, open new markets and create new revenue opportunities.
Partners were nominated and reviewed by a panel of Riverbed's worldwide sales leadership.
Riverbed Global Partner Awards winners include:
Riverbed Partner of the Year: Orange Business Services
Riverbed Service Provider of the Year: AT&T
Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year: Orange Business Services
Riverbed Granite Partner of the Year: Orange Business Services
Riverbed Stingray Partner of the Year: Joyent
Riverbed Platform Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
Riverbed America's Partner Awards winners include:
North America's Riverbed Partner of the Year: Forsythe Technology Inc.
Latin America's Riverbed Partner of the Year: Servix Informatica Ltd.
U.S. Federal's Riverbed Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology
America's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - VAR/VAD: RKON Technologies
America's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - SI/SP: Orange Business Services
America's Riverbed Distribution Partner of the Year: Avnet Technology
America's Riverbed Performance Management Partner of the Year: CDW
Riverbed APJ Partner Awards winners include:
APJ's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - VAR/VAD: O2 Networks Pty. Ltd.
APJ's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - SI/SP: SITA
APJ's Riverbed Distribution Partner of the Year: Distribution Central
APJ's Riverbed "Rising Star" Partner Award: AsiaTech
Riverbed EMEA Partner Awards winners include:
EMEA's Riverbed Partner of the Year: Teneo Ltd.
EMEA's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - VAR/VAD: Teneo Ltd.
EMEA's Riverbed Authorized Service Provider Partner of the Year - SI/SP: Dimension Data - GSC Europe
EMEA's Riverbed Distribution Partner of the Year: Zycko
EMEA's Riverbed Emerging Partners of the Year: Kelway (UK) Ltd. and Raya Integration Co.
EMEA's Riverbed Performance Management Partner of the Year: Emitec
EMEA's Riverbed "Hercules" Partner of the Year: Croc
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