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  • 8 March 2010 10:05

Dimension Data Takes Global Solution Provider of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2010

Dimension Data has been recognised by VMware as a recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award, winning both the Global and APAC Solution Provider of the Year awards.

Dimension Data, the US$4.0 billion specialist IT services and solution provider, has been recognised by VMware as a recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award, winning both the Global and APAC Solution Provider of the Year awards. The awards were presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2010 on February 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. VMware acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company’s ecosystem partners during 2009. Winners from around the world were recognised in 15 categories.

Dimension Data won awards in the following categories:

- VMware Global Solution Provider of the Year 2009

- APAC Solutions Provider of the Year award (jointly won by Dimension Data Australia and its Datacraft-Asia subsidiary)

“VMware’s partners continue to be the bedrock of our business, and we are pleased to recognise the great work they have accomplished throughout the year,” said Manish Sharma, senior director, APAC partner organisation, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for four days filled with training, education and networking with peers – making this the premiere event to help them strengthen their virtualisation practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate Dimension Data and Datacraft, and we look forward to continuing our work together to help deliver virtualisation solutions for customers building private cloud infrastructures.”

Greg Bowden, Group Vice President, Data Centre and Storage Solutions at Dimension Data said, “This award is another milestone for Dimension Data and underscores our objective to providing clients around the world with cost-effective, complete solutions that deliver both the technical and business benefits our clients are looking for. We see tremendous client demand for end-to-end virtualisation solutions and as such, we continue to invest in our partnership with VMware and core capabilities in infrastructure and desktop virtualisation and the management of the environment.”

Today, Dimension Data is a VMware partner in 21 countries around the world and its employees hold the highest level of certification in each. In addition, the company has won a number of regional awards from VMware, including Best Revenue Partner 2009 in South Africa and ANZ Partner of the Year, 2009.

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About Dimension Data

Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre and storage, Microsoft and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions. www.dimensiondata.com

About VMware Partner Exchange

VMware Partner Exchange is the marquis global event for virtualization partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can best accelerate their virtualization businesses. This year partner attendees received a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware and offered partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations and Dr. Stephen Herrod, CTO and senior vice president of R&D.

For further information:

Martin Aungle

Dimension Data

Tel: +612 8249 5502

martin.aungle@didata.com.au

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