ST. LOUIS (March 8, 2011) – World Wide Technology, a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, announced today it has been recognized by VMware as a global winner of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Government category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla.

“Virtualization and cloud computing solutions are critical components to many of our customers’ strategic initiatives,” said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology.  “The Global Government Partner of the Year award from VMware reflects our commitment to meet our customers’ needs and deliver advanced virtualization solutions that impact their business operations.  It also demonstrates the strength of our partnership with VMware and our position as a leading reseller and integrator of data center technologies.”

“VMware’s partners continue to be the foundation of our business, and we are pleased to recognize the great work they have accomplished throughout 2010,” said Doug Smith, vice president, global partner strategy and operations, VMware.  “VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for training, education and networking with peers to help deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers – making this the premier event to help them strengthen their virtualization and cloud practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate WWT and we look forward to continuing our work together.”

VMware acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company’s ecosystem partners during 2010. Winners from around the world were recognized in 15 categories:

  • Solution Provider of the Year
  • Education Partner of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Systems Integrator of the Year
  • SMB Partner of the Year
  • Desktop Competency Partner of the Year
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
  • Academic Partner of the Year
  • Technology Innovator Partner of the Year
  •  Vertical Application Partner of the Year
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Partner of the Year
  • Partner Executive MVP
  • Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year
  • Government Partner of the Year
  • Application Platform Partner of the Year

About VMware Partner Exchange 2011

VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is the premier global event for virtualization and cloud partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can transform their virtualization businesses to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. Partner attendees received a preview into the next generation of programs and products coming from VMware and offered partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Paul Maritz, chief executive officer; Carl Eschenbach, co-president, customer operations; Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president and general manager, virtualization and cloud platforms; Tod Nielsen, co-president, application platform; Chris Young, vice president and general manager, end user computing; and Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS‎); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,400 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

Contact:

Edward Levens
PropelMG (for WWT)
(919) 346-5531
eslevens@propelmg.com