Dimension Data Recognized By Riverbed As Global System Integration Partner Of The Year And Global RASP Partner Of The Year Awards recognize Dimension Data's skill to deploy and integrate Riverbed technology into complex, multi-vendor global solutions

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology Global System Integration Partner of the Year 2012 and the Global RASP Partner of the Year 2012 awards. The awards were presented at Riverbed® Sales Kick Off 2013, the company's annual sales and partner conference, on January 16 in San Francisco, Calif. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize partners that demonstrated success in implementing Riverbed performance solutions for customers, grew revenues and business, and invested in their relationship with Riverbed.

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Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning wide area network (WAN) optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, Web content optimization (WCO) and cloud data protection. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs. 

Dimension Data's global relationship with Riverbed spans four years. Dimension Data has seen a significant three-year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 45 percent in Riverbed-related solution revenues over the period. The combination of deep technology skills in networking, data centers and Microsoft solutions, together with global logistics, deployment, support and managed services capabilities, enables Dimension Data to be a highly compelling partner for WAN optimization and network performance management solutions.

Gary Middleton, global business development director at Dimension Data said, "We are pleased to be recognized by Riverbed through the receipt of two global awards. The awards recognize our skill to deploy and integrate Riverbed technology into complex multi-vendor global solutions in addition to our Riverbed support capabilities. We will continue to invest jointly with Riverbed to build on the solid base we've created, across all areas of our business."

"As global organizations implement new data center architectures, the Riverbed partner network is providing these customers with the right performance solutions to ensure the efficiency of their strategic IT initiatives," said Randy Schirman, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Riverbed. "With this award, we applaud Dimension Data's performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner in 2012 and look forward to Dimension Data continuing to raise the bar for delivering business value in 2013." 

The Riverbed Partner Awards 2012 categories include: Cascade® Partner of the Year, Stingray Partner of the Year, Granite Partner of the Year, Platform Partner of the Year, Americas Distributor Partner of the Year, Americas Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas Federal Partner of the Year, LATAM Partner of the Year, EMEA Partner of the Year, EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year, EMEA Emerging Markets Partner of the Year, EMEA Hercules Partner of the Year, Global Partner of the Year, RASP Partner of the Year – Americas, RASP Partner of the Year – EMEA, RASP Partner of the Year – APJ, and RASP Partner of the Year – Global.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

For further information, please contact:


Jackie Funk

Mariah Torpey

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2404

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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