NetApp has organised Xcelerate 2021 Partner Awards to recognized its top-performing channel partners at their annual flagship partner event. The event hosted 45 partners, felicitated for their strong commitment to customer innovation, product revenue, and growth.
Matt Hurford, VP, Solutions Engineering & Field CTO for Asia Pacific, NetApp, Speaking at the Xcelerate’21 on the Offerings of NetApp
Sanjay Rohatgi, SVP & GM – APAC & Japan, NetApp, Speaking at the Xcelerate’21 on Indian IT Market and Data Management
As India continues to navigate the path towards further digitisation, adopting a cloud-led approach has become a critical business objective for organizations to reap benefits and drive customer satisfaction. Themed ‘Unlock the best of cloud’, the event provided a platform to examine how partners could empower customers to integrate and unleash the full potential of their data across multi-cloud environments. The Xcelerate 2021 conference also focused on reviewing the imperatives for the coming year. NetApp shared approaches to accelerate business outcomes, channel-oriented programs and benefits to help partners devise focused strategies.
Speaking at the event, Puneet Gupta, MD, NetApp India Marketing and Services said, “Amidst a challenging year, our partners continued to deliver innovative solutions which helped us enable our customers to embrace new digital business models. It gives us pleasure to recognize and engage with our partners for their achievements in 2020. We’re excited to strengthen this union for the coming year and leverage the partner ecosystem in a way that is both beneficial to the partner and valuable to the customer.”
Puneet Gupta, MD of Marketing and Sales, Netapp India Speaking at Xcelerate’21 on the Need for Digital Transformation and NetApp’s Role in it
“We are riding on a cloud high in India and the partner ecosystem is integral in helping us build a hybrid cloud ecosystem in the country. Through our continued collaboration, our aim is to equip, empower, and enhance partners to gauge market requirements and play the role of strategic advisors in a changing market,” said Ganesan Arumugam, Director, Channels and Alliances, NetApp India and SAARC.
NetApp’s award-winning Unified Partner Program enables partners to gain a competitive advantage, to grow their business, and to increase profitability. The industry-leading NetApp portfolio of hybrid cloud data services and data management solutions helps partners expand their margin opportunity and get an optimal return on their partnership.
Xcelerate 2021 Partner Award Winners India and SAARC’s
- Partner of the Year North Region: Binary Global Limited
- Partner of the Year – West Region: Softcell Technologies Limited
- Partner of the Year – South Region: Locuz Enterprise Solutions Ltd
- Partner of the Year – SAARC: Omega Exim Limited
- SI Partner of the Year – India: NTT India Pvt Ltd
- Emerging Partner of the Year: SISL Infotech Pvt. Ltd
- Technology Partner of the Year: Frontier Business Systems Private Limited
- Growth Partner of the Year: V5 Techsol India LLP
- Partner of the Year – India: Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd
Interviews with NetApp India Leaders
On the occasion of the Xcelerate 2021, Dr Archana Verma, DQ Channels Editor interacted with Puneet Gupta, MD of Marketing and Sales, NetApp India and Ganesan Arumugam, Director, Channel Alliances, NetApp India.
Puneet Gupta. MD, Marketing and Sales, NetApp India interacts with DQ Channels Editor
Puneet Gupta in his interaction stressed upon the importance NetApp India gives to its partners and the recognition they receive through Xcelerate event. He also underlined the value of service offerings of the partners and said that the NetApp India partners were able to tide over the challenges of lockdown because of the services they were able to offer around the Hybrid Cloud and other data management technologies of NetApp.
Ganesan Arumugam, Director, Channel Alliances, NetApp India Interacts with DQ Channels Editor
Gansean Arumugam in his interaction elaborated upon how his organisation helped the channel partners grow through Xcelerate and training programmes. He said that NetApp India generates leads for the partners so that they can convert them into business for profit, invests in their marketing needs by allocating funds for them, gives them training in various skills important for the NetApp technology and providing them the Xcelerate platform where they can interact with the senior leaderships, express their business ideas, bring forth the challenges they are facing and also learn about the future market strategies that NetApp India is developing, which segments it is focusing upon etc, so that partners can align their work with the vision of NetApp.