Datacom today announced that it has been named the APJ recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year category.  The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem,” said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner Readiness, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year. We congratulate Datacom Systems on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013.”

Datacom Group CEO Jonathan Ladd says, “Achieving this level of recognition by VMware for the second time is hugely significant as it acknowledges that we are on the right strategic path for our customers. Our platform stretches across ANZ and provides cost effective cloud services while supporting outstanding Disaster Recovery plus a ‘breathe in and out’ commitment.

We’ll continue to build on our relationship with VMware over the coming years and thank them wholeheartedly for this valued endorsement.”

APJ partner recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged by VMware in 18 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012:

  • Application ISV Partner of the Year
  • SMB Partner of the Year
  • Solution Provider of the Year
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
  • Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Partner of the Year
  • Business Continuity Competency Partner of the Year
  • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Competency Partner of the Year
  • Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
  • Desktop Competency Partner of the Year
  • Management Competency Partner of the Year
  • Technology Innovator Partner of the Year
  • Training (VATC) Partner of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • VMware vFabric™ Competency Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Partner of the Year
  • VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year
  • Partner Executive MVP

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit