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Gongs for European Cisco partners

Azlan and Logicalis were among the worldwide Cisco partners recognised at the vendor's annual partner awards, which were announced in San Francisco last week.

Tech Data's enterprise division and networking VAD Azlan scooped the European Channel Partner of the Year Award - the first time a distributor has received this particular accolade.

It also picked up the Partner Elevation Award, which recognises developing knowledge of Cisco technologies within the reseller community.

"[This] confirms in the strongest possible way our strategy of placing channel enablement and activation at the core of our value proposition," said Azlan vice president of enterprise and managing director of Europe, Simon England.

UK-headquartered networking and IT integrator Logicalis, meanwhile, picked up Cisco's Data Centre and Virtualisation Partner of the Year for the second year on the trot.

UK managing director Tom Kelly said the reward reflected the dramatic evolution of the data centre environment over the past year.

"Customers now demand highly virtualised and fully integrated and optimised data centre infrastructures, and want to understand how they can reap the rewards of strategies such as cloud computing," Kelly said.

This was first published in May 2010

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