Computacenter has become the first UK company to be bequeathed the elite title of 'Platinum Partner' in EMC’s new Business Partner Programme (BPP).
The exclusive club is reserved for partners pulling in $65m (£43m) worth of EMC products and services each year. The eye-watering benchmark is so high that Computacenter is only one of two resellers on the continent to reach the promise land.
On the back of a wider strategic decision in 2012 to grow its storage business and focus on the key technologies such as hybrid cloud, analytics and data protection solutions, Computacenter has managed to increase its EMC sales by 95% over the last two years.
"We are delighted to be recognised for our ongoing partnership with EMC." sais Kevin James, director of services and solutions at Computacenter. "This Platinum Partner status is testament to the strength of our relationships, both with our customers and with EMC.
“We will continue to help our customers adopt innovative technologies to define and implement Two Speed IT and digital strategies, whilst also getting the balance right between cost reduction and service improvement," James added.
Russell Poole, head of partner business UKI at EMC commented: "Our Platinum Solution Provider Partners are elite partners, providing exceptional solution centres and expert level certification. As both the commercial and the public sector look to redefine themselves and capitalise on our technologies such as flash storage and Hybrid Cloud computing, it's crucial our mutual customers have access to partners with leading edge expertise and resources."