AppSense reveals first trio of platinum partners

Computacenter, Kelway and Ultima have been appointed as the first UK platinum partners by VDI specialist AppSense

Desktop virtualisation specialist AppSense has revealed the first trio of partners that have gained platinum status in the UK as the vendor rewards the performance of the last year.

AppSense revealed it would be developing a platinum tier earlier this year and discussions with those that would form the first tranche of the programme started earlier this autumn.

Computacenter, Kelway and Ultima have all gained platinum status as a result of revenue, service and technical ability and as a result will gain access to more discounts as a result.

All three channel players hold platinum status with Citrix and Computacenter and Kelway are also premier partners with VMware, with Ultima holding a silver level accreditation and have been able to combine their expertise with AppSense to encourage more users to embrace desktop virtualisation products.

“Customers depend on AppSense to integrate with Citrix and VMware to deliver an optimal user experience.  Having key partners with a first-rate understanding of the solutions from each company, and how they integrate is a key focus for AppSense,” said Remco Postma, AVP SI & Channels EMEA.

Dave Rogers, services director at Ultima, said that it had developed a VDI portfolio that included Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and since 2011 AppSense.  Darron Knibbs, technology leader at Computacenter, added that it expected to get more growth next year now it had platinum status.

MicroScope recently held a VDI roundtable where representatives from AppSense, Citrix and VMware all agreed that the technology was there to support more user migrations and the channel needed to get itself into a position to tap into a growing market.

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