Dimension Data Recognized By Riverbed With Two Partner Of The Year Awards

Dimension Data's business with Riverbed has grown at a compound annual rate of 40% in the last four years

Feb 06, 2014, 09:00 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology Global Platform Partner of the Year Award and the RASP Partner of the Year for EMEA for 2013. The awards were presented at Riverbed ® Sales Kick Off 2014, the company's annual sales and partner conference, earlier this month in San Francisco. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize companies for excellence in meeting client needs and driving business results.

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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 give 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.

"This is the second year in a row that Dimension Data has been recognized with the Riverbed Technology Global System Integration Partner of the Year award, and we're honored," said Gary Middleton, global business development director at Dimension Data. "The two awards demonstrate our knowledge and skills in deploying and integrating Riverbed into the complex, multi-vendor offerings that we deliver every day to clients around the world. Dimension Data continues to invest jointly with Riverbed to build on the solid base we've established to the benefit of our clients."

In the last four years, Dimension Data's business with Riverbed has grown at a compound annual rate of 40 percent. The Group's deep technology skills in networking, data centers and end-user computing, combined with its global logistics, deployment, and managed services capabilities, make Dimension Data a compelling partner for Riverbed's performance optimization and management solutions.

"With this award, we applaud Dimension Data's performance and achievements as a Riverbed partner, and look forward to Dimension Data continuing to raise the bar in delivering business value," said Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, worldwide channels and strategic account programs at Riverbed. "Riverbed and its partner network are focused on investing in an entire portfolio of products to help our joint customers implement the most complete application performance platform - the only platform that can detect and cure application and data delivery performance problems before end users even notice."

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 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.

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.

About Riverbed Technology
Riverbed® is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computingª Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

For further information

Jackie Funk

Michelle Barry

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2462

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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