Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced that it has been awarded the VMware EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year Award.
The award was presented at the Partners Awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, as part of VMworld Europe 2008, which was attended by more than 4,500 IT professionals from around Europe to experience Europe’s largest virtualisation industry event.
The award is a mark of Attenda’s success as a leading VMware Service Provider, bringing to market new virtual infrastructure hosting and managed services offerings.
Commenting on the Award, Steve Jackson, Director, EMEA Strategic Partners, VMware, said “VMware is proud to honour Attenda with this well deserved accolade. As one of our primary EMEA Service Provider Partners, Attenda is embracing VMware’s datacenter virtualization capabilities in VMware Infrastructure 3 to create innovative and powerful on-demand computing services for its clients.”
Attenda is utilising VMware technology to power its Real Time Infrastructure, with the benefits of faster provisioning, higher availability and lower cost than would be possible with conventional hardware hosting, whilst also helping the environment by consuming less power and data centre space.
“Our adoption of VMware in late 2006 transformed our business. By leveraging the functionality of VMware, we have been able to improve the agility and availability of our clients applications, whilst providing a robust DR platform,” comments Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda Limited.
According to industry analysts, utility computing is becoming a key component of the hosted services industry and Attenda is providing a broad range of utility computing solutions, from high end managed services to individual web hosting solutions.
Fowle continues, “This award from VMware and our other certifications and industry awards, is a great testament to the investments we continue to make in our shared operations platform Attenda M.O. Time and time again, it proves to differentiate Attenda and deliver a quality of service and cost point unmatched in the managed services industry.”