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HP Wins Microsoft Management and Virtualization 2013 Partner of the Year Award

By Mike Crowsen, VP Microsoft Alliance, HP


Last week Microsoft announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013. 


It is very exciting to share with you all that HP was named the winner of the Management and Virtualization 2013 Partner of the Year and a finalist for Communications 2013 Partner of the Year. This achievement highlights HP’s exceptional work during the past year in delivering innovative management and virtualization solutions that help our customers drive agility, speed, innovation and lower costs.


Core to HP’s business with Microsoft is HP’s commitment to develop and deliver the industry’s most comprehensive Microsoft virtualization, management and cloud portfolio built on HP Converged Infrastructure.  Designed to help customers confidently build, operate, and consume IT resources across private, managed and public clouds, our jointly integrated private cloud and virtualization portfolio with Microsoft provides a proven path forward, greatly simplifying and accelerating our customer’s evolution to cloud computing.


  • With Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 built with the cloud in mind and running on best-in-class HP Converged Infrastructure, Customers get a flexible, highly available infrastructure that can scale to meet the most advanced enterprise requirements.


  • HP and Microsoft deliver the industry’s most comprehensive set of management tools (System Center 2012 & HP Insight Control) to help customers manage and control physical, virtual, heterogeneous, and hybrid cloud solutions and unify and orchestrate customer resources in real time.


  • HP and Microsoft deliver complete private cloud solutions—from reference architectures to turnkey pre-integrated solutions—to put customers on a fast path to a proven cloud environment that will work for them today and in the future.


  • With more than three decades of working together and the largest network of certified professionals and trained partners, HP and Microsoft give customers peace of mind that their migration to private cloud will go according to plan, and that they can rely on our global support to keep them running.


This excellence is demonstrated through customer and joint partner examples, where our solutions were able to deliver IT as a Service using the HP Microsoft Private Cloud solutions to help achieve incredible business results and savings, or where together we helped customers support their growth strategy to deliver cloud services to a rapidly growing Mobile Device Management market, to showcasing HP’s seasoned expertise as a provider of datacenter and cloud solutions across all platforms as a perfect complement to Microsoft and the deployment of System Center across platforms.


This award is the latest of several awards that Microsoft has given to HP, including Communications Partner of the Year for 2012, Data Platform Partner of the Year 2011, five times Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010 and many regional Partner awards. 


This latest recognition of HP as Microsoft’s number one partner in one of their most strategic businesses further demonstrates the strength and evolution of the Frontline Partnership between HP and Microsoft the industry’s longest standing business alliance.  For 30 years, we have worked together to combine our respective strengths as industry leaders to deliver innovative, integrated solutions to help our customers increase the speed and effectiveness of their business through the use of leading edge technologies and industry expertise. 


We want to thank Microsoft for their ongoing commitment to growing the HP partnership and our mutual business by selecting HP as their Management and Virtualization 2013 Partner of the Year.  We look forward to accepting the award at the upcoming Microsoft 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston in July, and to continuing to set the benchmark for global alliances throughout the industry for the next 30 years!


You can view the official Microsoft press release that provides the full list of Microsoft winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013.

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