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WWT Named NetApp U.S. Public Sector VAR Partner of the Year

World Wide Technology (WWT) today announced that it received the U.S. Public Sector VAR Partner of the Year Award for FY2013 at the NetApp Partner Summit.

ST. LOUIS – February 13, 2014 –World Wide Technology, (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it received the U.S. Public Sector VARPartner of the Year Award for FY2013at the NetApp Partner Summit held at the Greenbrier Resort in White SulphurSprings, West Virginia on December 11, 2013.

“It was with great pleasure that we recognized World Wide Technology as NetApp’sU.S. Public Sector VARPartner of the Year at our recent Partner Summit,” said Mark Weber, President of NetAppU.S Public Sector. “WWT’ssales, engineering and support teams consistently demonstrate their expertise in addressing the complex IT needs of public sector clients with NetAppsolutions and storage technologies. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our longstanding partnership with WWTas we help our joint customers simplify and accelerate cloud deployments, optimize and protect data storage environments and transform Big Data into a business driver.”

WWT’scontinued revenue growth and extensive certifications place it among an elite group of NetAppStar Partners.  The company earned recognition as NetApp’sU.S. Public Sector VARPartner of the Year by demonstrating its expertise in delivering best-of-breed data center solutions to its customers.  WWThas also been at the forefront of NetApp’sintroduction of FlexPodand was one of the first organizations to achieve FlexPodPremium Partner standing.  The company continues that leadership position today as one of the leading providers of converged infrastructure solutions.

“We have made significant investments in our partnership with NetAppand are honored to be recognized,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy and innovation with WWT.  “We’re excited to be working with NetAppto help customers take advantage of the latest technologies including Clustered Data ONTAP, FLASH storage and FlexPodconverged infrastructure.”

WWThelps its customers evaluate, architect and implement advanced technologies such as data center, virtualization, cloud, mobility, security and collaboration.  The company offers its customers hands-on access to equipment, training and insight via its Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which features state-of-the-art facilities, direct access to certified experts and a multi-vendor approach to delivering technology.  Customers also benefit from WWT’sIntegration Centers, global program management, professional services and award-winning strategic partnerships.

About WWTWorld Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with over $6 billion in revenue 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 evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions.  Based in St. Louis, WWTworks closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force.  WWT employs more than 2,400 people and operates over 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

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