Some may have heard recently we are putting more emphasis on developing our Zimbra partner channels. We are fortunate to already have more than 700 partners, including Hosting Service Providers, VARs and SIs who are doing great work; we plan on growing our program globally with more partners and new tools for them (stay tuned, more to come here).
We have kicked off the extended program internally and it’s already beginning to bear fruit. The Zimbra EMEA team recently attended Red Hat’s EMEA Partner Summit in Malta and was among the honorees for Partner of the Year. Red Hat and Zimbra have been working more closely together over the last several months; it’s a great value proposition for customers who prefer working closely with one vendor for an integrated application-OS solution. We’ve had several recent wins together including one of the largest government organizations in the Middle East and in Latin America.
Here is Red Hat’s news summary from the EMEA Partner Summit. Also below is a snap from the awards evening. Pictured: Werner Knoblich, VP & GM for Red Hat EMEA; Lars Ronning, GM Zimbra EMEA; Gloria Coviello, Zimbra Director EMEA Sales; Petra Heinrich, Director of Partners & Alliances for Red Hat EMEA. Wonder who played the trick on us with the logo. ;)