By Kathy Gibson in Barcelona – Ubuntu has been singled out as VMware’s Upcoming Partner of the Year for EMEA. The company was nominated by the regional VMware team, and judged against nominations from other regions.
Benjamin Caller, senior director: EMEA marketing partners and market segments at VMware, says partners are measured according to the figures that are relevant for the category they are entered for.

Ubuntu was selected for its success in using marketing campaigns to drive customer volume and upsell opportunities, particularly in the public sector environment – achieving revenue growth of 300%.

The awards announced this week at VMworld 2013 in Barcelona span the EMEA region.

There is also a global award that will take place in February 2014.