Equinix recognises channel partners for exemplary business contributions

by Pippa Sanderson   18 April, 2017
Equinix recognises channel partners for exemplary business contributions

Dick O’Hara, Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Sales at Equinix.

Equinix Inc, the global interconnection and datacentre company, has announced the recipients of its second annual agent partner awards: the 2017 Master Agent of the Year and 2017 Agent of the Year awards. This recognition spotlights Equinix’s top-performing global agent and master agent partners for outstanding delivery and execution of Equinix’s solution and services, and highlights excellence in customer acquisition and retention, sales performance and sales effectiveness.

AVANT, a channel sales enablement company, was honoured with the Master Agent of the Year award. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth.

Cloudwirx, a global supplier and systems integrator for critical IT infrastructure, was honoured with the Agent of the Year award as it matches enterprises with the right technologies, services and suppliers, with the goal of decreasing costs while increasing the value of IT systems.

These are the second annual agent partner awards issued by Equinix and are specifically designed to show appreciation for the ongoing commitment and success the company’s agent-level partners demonstrate. Equinix’s agent partners provide companies with the expertise needed throughout the datacentre implementation process.

“We are thrilled to recognise and honour these valuable Equinix partners with this award,” said Dick O’Hara, Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Sales at Equinix. “The Equinix Partner Programme was developed with the goal of building a rich ecosystem of top providers to help our customers design and deploy the right cloud solution, whether it is a public, private or hybrid cloud. These two partners exemplify that, with their deep understanding of how to leverage and integrate the advantages of the Platform Equinix global footprint.”

Ian Kieninger, the CEO of AVANT added: “Equinix, with its world-class datacentre facilities and interconnection services, combined with AVANT’s channel sales enablement programme, is a perfect match, helping channel partners to maximise the sales opportunities of today’s sophisticated IT organisations and buyers.”

Jeremy Dodds, the CEO of Cloudwirx concluded: “Our approach makes it easy for our clients to realise the benefits of cloud, and Equinix is a critical partner in achieving our clients’ business objectives. We are proud of this achievement and are looking forward to a long-term partnership with Equinix.”

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