European cloud provider honours Bechtle as its best partner
Numerous successes with both corporate and public sector customers
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.
Since the end of 2012, Christian Behma has been advising his customers as a Solution Architect, specializing in the areas of virtualization solutions in the data center and cloud computing. With innovative ideas and a focus on a holistic approach, he develops future-proof data center architectures for his customers.
Tassilo Bergander has been working as a Solution Architect in the Business Development team at the Bechtle IT System House Bonn/Cologne since 2019. For over 15 years, his focus has been on consulting and designing customer-specific solutions in the areas of virtualisation, cloud and agile workspaces with the manufacturers Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
Yannick Feuser has been with Bechtle for about 14 years. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the Professional Service and Managed Service portfolio in the Bechtle IT system house in Offenburg. His activities also include strategic consulting for multi-cloud or classic IT projects to accelerate or improve business processes.
Philipp Dumhard has been working at Bechtle Munich/Regensburg for around four years and is currently Account Manager for Cloud Transformation Sales. In this role, he supports customers in Bavaria transform their IT. His academic IT background and experience as a consultant at Siemens AG means he’s able to support his customers as a partner in future IT.
With its noticeable footprint in the region and backed by the power of a cross-regional organisation, Bechtle in Stuttgart has been a future-oriented IT partner for both the public-sector and commercial businesses since 1990.
Essener Systemhaus (ESH) is the shared service centre for IT and telecommunications for the city of Essen and its affiliated companies. Bechtle supports ESH to run the City of Essen’s over 60 SAP systems and support components.