VAR Business released their 2008 Annual Report Card yesterday including 18 catagories of IT support. Both our Integrity and ProLiant server business took top honors in midrange (Itanium and UNIX) and mainstream servers (like x86 based). This is one of our favorite awards, our fearless leader Mr. Potter was there a couple of years ago to pick up some nice bling after the original launch of BladeSystem c-Class.
Adrian Jones, our top dog for the VAR community picked up a pretty cool award for his work in helping our partners.
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Dear HP VARs!
Tuesday, all of us at HP were honored to receive your votes at the 2008 VARBusiness Annual Report Card Awards for ARC Company of the Year in both the Midrange (High-End) Server and Volume Mainstream Business Server categories.
There are a lot of awards out there, but this one means a lot more to us because it was based on your votes and satisfaction with us. That real says something.
We really think it's you that should get the awards. The blade team would like to thank you for all your help over the years to make BladeSystems a success. See you next year!
The HP BladeSystem Team
PS: For those that may not know, here's how the winners were selected:
Winners were determined based on a weighted total of product innovation, support and partnership. Winners were selected by VARBusiness editorial based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.
The Annual Report Card winners can be found online at http://www.channelweb.com/ and will be included in the October 27, 2008 issue of VARBusiness.