At a gala dinner at Montecasino last night, HPE recognised the massive contribution its partners make to its business, crowning AxizWorkgroup as its Distributor of the Year and Datacentrix as its overall Partner of the Year.
Peter Bensch, MD of HPE South Africa, says the company’s partners are the reason for its continued dominance in the market sectors it operates in.
“Despite the tough economic conditions, HPE had a great year,” Bensch says. “We are the market leaders in the server business; we are number two in storage, and looking forward to being number one; and we are number two in networking.
“None of this would be possible without the contributions and efforts of our partners,” he adds. “And we have to thank you for this.”
The winners in the various categories were as follows:
Specialisation Awards
Aruba Partner of the Year: EOH
Storage Partner of the Year: Gijima
Server Partner of the Year: Aptronics
Cloud Partner of the Year: Datacentrix
Services Partner of the Year: Business Connexion

Software Awards
Software Business: EOH
Software Growth: SAP
Software Innovation: Cornastone

Individual Awards
Most Certified Individual: Riaan Swart, Business Connexion
Distribution/Product Manager: Warren Gordon, Duxbury Networking

Alliances Awards
ISV Alliance: Microsoft
SI Alliance: Accenture
SI Ambassador: Deloitte
Service Provider: Mimecast

Coastal Awards
Best Performing Coastal Partner: Datacentrix
Best Performing Coastal Distributor: Tarsus

Membership Awards
Proximity Partner: iSolve
Business Partner: AdvanceNet
Silver Partner: Sizwe
Gold Partner: Gijima
Platinum Partner: Datacentrix

Overall Partner and Distributor
Distributor of the Year: AxizWorkgroup
Partner of the Year: Datacentrix