Neckarsulm, 10 March 2011 – Bechtle wins award in the category “strongest growth” at this year’s NetApp partner conference in Berlin. The award presentation took place at the Berlin Congress Center at Alexanderplatz. Gerhard Marz, managing director of Bechtle AG’s public sector business segment, accepted the award. The market leader for storage and data management solutions in Germany has bestowed awards on a total of six partners. Bechtle is among the top three NetApp partners in Germany.
"We are very happy to receive this award. This award is not only a good indication of Bechtle’s competence in storage technology, but it also shows our unmistaken quality as a market leading IT partner among mid to large-size businesses. But above all, the NetApp award motivates us even more to expand our expertise – especially in the field of unified storage,” says Gerhard Marz.
Bechtle is a Star Partner and an Authorized Professional Service Partner (APSP). The partner status is only awarded to IT service providers with extensive know how that are able to offer high-quality solutions. NetApp also considers the technical qualifications and dedication of the employees as criteria for the partnership status. The Bechtle service engineers who were selected for the certification undergo the same rigorous tests as do the personnel from NetApp.
“Bechtle is one of the few partners possessing the highest level of technical know how for NetApp technologies. We rely on Bechtle as an important sales partner and profit greatly from the access to the SME market that the Bechtle system houses are able to provide. Bechtle’s outstanding growth in 2010 is a clear indication of our successful cooperation,” explains Dieter Schmitt, Director Channel Sales Germany, NetApp.