Mitel Wins Global Technology Innovator Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2010
VMware Partners from Around the World Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes
OTTAWA, Ontario – February 19, 2010 - Mitel®, the trusted provider of unified communications (UC) software solutions announced today that it has been recognized by VMware as a winner of a VMware Partner Network Award for Global Technology Innovator. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"VMware's partners continue to be the bedrock of our business, and we are pleased to recognize the great work they have accomplished throughout the year," said Doug Smith, senior director, global partner sales, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange brings partners together for four days filled with training, education and networking with peers – making this the premier event to help them strengthen their virtualization practices and distinguish themselves in the marketplace. We congratulate Mitel, and we look forward to continuing our work together to help deliver virtualization solutions for customers building private cloud infrastructures."
Mitel and VMware recently announced Virtual Mitel Communications Director (Virtual MCD), part of the new Mitel Virtual Solutions software portfolio. As a virtual appliance, Virtual MCD leverages VMware vSphere™ 4 to enable customers to consolidate Mitel's leading voice applications alongside non-voice business applications in the datacenter. Mitel and VMware already have a number of joint customers that have deployed Virtual MCD.
"For nearly two years, Mitel and VMware have been working together to solve the latency issues with virtualizing voice," said Stephen Beamish, Mitel vice-president of corporate marketing and business development. "This collaboration has led to the industry's first real-time voice communications applications running in a virtualized data center environment. We look forward to continuing to develop innovative solutions with VMware that have the potential to drive capital and operational savings, productivity improvements and resource efficiencies in datacenter management, and risk mitigation for business continuity and disaster recovery plans."
VMware acknowledged key performances and outstanding achievements by the company's ecosystem partners during 2009. Winners from around the world were recognized in 15 categories:
• Solution Provider of the Year
• Education Partner of the Year
• Distributor of the Year
• Systems Integrator of the Year
• SMB Partner of the Year
• Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
• VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
• Academic Partner of the Year
• Technology Innovator
• Vertical Trailblazer
• VMware Competency Partner of the Year
• Partner Executive MVP
• Corporate Reseller of the Year
• Federal Partner of the Year
• SpringSource Partner of the Year
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.
Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Combined with a full range of managed services that include voice and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application development, and attractive financing options, Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel's (www.mitel.com/) US headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.