Neckarsulm, 26 November 2021 – Cloud infrastructure specialist IONOS has named Bechtle as its Cloud Partner of the Year. The honour was announced yesterday during the virtual IONOS Partner Summit and recognises the outstanding development in collaboration between the European IT companies. Since 2020, Bechtle and IONOS have been successfully serving the growing demand from companies and the public sector for powerful, secure and data-sovereign cloud solutions.
“Being named Cloud Partner of the Year is another milestone in our still budding yet already very successful collaboration. The focus on our mutual customers’ needs coupled with a high degree of flexibility enable us to offer SME and public sector customers future-oriented cloud solutions to support them on the path to digital transformation,” says Melanie Schüle, Managing Director, Bechtle Clouds.
With this award, IONOS recognises the partnership’s exceptional development, taking into consideration revenues, cloud projects generated and implemented together, the number of certified Bechtle specialists as well as other measures to bolster collaboration. IONOS’ IaaS offerings can be procured from the Bechtle Clouds Marketplace and are easy to scale as part of a multi-cloud procurement model. Furthermore, Bechtle and IONOS are working together on several public sector projects, including the implementation of Dataport’s open-source based administrative workplace, dPhoenix Suite; the GAIA-X flagship project, POSSIBLE; as well as framework contract partners on the European Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project.
“Bechtle Clouds was our first partner and is currently the most dynamic. Together, we have managed to train and certify over 300 employees on the IONOS Cloud and to link up 35 system houses. Bechtle has played a considerable role in IONOS’ success and has more than earned this award,” says Claudio Serrano, Head of Account, Public & Channel Sales, IONOS.