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2019 Partner of the Year Award Winners

Intel® is proud to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our partners with the distinction of the ‘Partner of the Year’ honors. Partner of the Year awards are bestowed upon U.S.-based partners who have demonstrated excellence in marketing, training, technology platform design, and integrated solutions sales.

Winning organizations, recognized for their achievements in 2018, were announced at the 2019 Intel® Partner Connect event, held in Colorado in March of 2019, and joined Intel® channel leaders for a private awards reception.

Award

Data Center Solution



Recognizing server infrastructure delivering agility, reliability, and security for data center.



Winner




Ace Computers worked closely with Intel on a 176-node HPC cluster that is one of the first implementations using liquid cooling technology. This innovative solution is a leading-Edge HPC Cluster Cooling System and is a breakthrough HPC cluster with direct-to-chip hot water liquid cooling system. In addition to significantly more effective cooling, this also makes the system more energy efficient.

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Digital Transformation Solution – Global SI

Recognizing the development and offering of scalable solutions advancing digital transformation.


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Atos investments in technology incubation, market readiness and strategic consulting help them serve their enterprise clients by creating agility that allows them to shift with transformational changes as business demands. In 2018, Atos had over 4 million devices under management and executed the largest AMT deployment at a Fortune 100 company.

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PC Client Solution



Recognizing the development and offering of scalable solutions advancing digital transformation.


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For this award, ByteSpeed worked to build a complete virtual reality solution bringing up-and-coming technology into the hands of students across the country in a portable, customizable, and affordable cart system. Not only do they provide the hardware, but ByteSpeed works with each school to ensure instructors and IT staff are comfortable implementing the technology with their curriculums in a meaningful way.

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Data Center Solution - National Solution Provider

Recognizing the innovative development, building, and integration of data center solutions.


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In 2018, CDW Drove a comprehensive IT modernization campaign to ramp Intel Xeon Scalable Servers. As part of the campaign, CDW conducted a broad marketing and sales activities in conjunction with key partners including VMware, HPE and Intel, that resulted in over 2k CDW’s sellers being trained on the value of selling Intel Xeon Scalable processors to help customers move to a software defined data center environment. This effort helped CDW lead the channel in driving adoption of Intel Scalable Servers.

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Enterprise Storage Platform



Recognizing the development, building, and integration of enterprise storage platform.



Winner




Cohesity delivers web-scale simplicity and eliminates mass data fragmentation by consolidating secondary workloads and silos onto a single platform. Enterprises rely on our software-defined, hyperconverged platform to radically streamline backup and data protection, converge file and object services, quickly deliver test/dev instances, and provide analytic functions on a single, global data store.

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AI Solution



Recognizing the development, building, and integration of AI solutions.



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Colfax International has provided uniquely designed cloud services for developer enablement and software vendor engagement. These services have given to thousands of developers solid evidence for the value of Intel architecture for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Enthusiast Platform



Recognizing innovative design going beyond ordinary concepts in enthusiast platforms.


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Launching in over a dozen countries, CORSAIR ONE Pro has established a leadership product in a newly defined creator category. Using an innovative cooling solution leveraging CORSAIR’s wealth of experience in PC components, CORSAIR ONE Pro delivers a creator focused PC that’s whisper quiet, yet delivers all the performance of a full-size workstation, and all in a stylish chassis less than 12L in volume.

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Optane Innovation - Memory

Recognizing innovative design utilizing Optane memory.



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CyberPowerPC is a leader in delivering time to market technologies and continued in 2018 with their Intel Optane Memory go to market strategy, particularly in being the first LOEM to offer Optane Memory in retail. They educated their customer base on the benefits of the platform and followed up with products and promotions across their website and retail partners As a result, they grew their Optane Memory business 245% YoY.

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Marketing Excellence



Best design win converted into sales through an innovative, comprehensive marketing program (social, direct, web, etc).


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For the first time in eSports, North America has the opportunity to lead the charge by developing a collegiate esports infrastructure for all other international regions to follow. iBUYPOWER’s College Tour program is the ultimate marketing vehicle to engage, educate and cultivate the core demographic first hand through authentic, engaging experiences.

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IoT Solution



Recognizing solutions connecting networks of devices enabling responsive solutions, innovative products and efficient manufacturing.


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Insight worked closely with Intel to develop IOT solutions that leverage Intel enabled sensors, gateways and deployment tools, such as OpenVino. These solutions will provide a framework as Insight scales to other IOT customers across multiple verticals.

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Network Communications Solution

Recognizing the development and availability of scalable solutions in NFV, Intel Select, and Network solutions.



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KGPCo was a launch partner (the only SI partner) along with four OEM’s for Intel Select Branded solutions for universal CPE (uCPE solutions).  KGPCo has collaborated with an Intel OEM partner to develop a portfolio of uCPE solutions on Intel, including Intel Select (Xeon-D) as well as Denverton based platforms.

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NUC Solution



Recognizing the development of creative & customized NUC computing solutions.




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Network Allies’ integrated an eDP emulator allowing for 3 displays in a custom NUC conferencing solution. The solution delivers an inexpensive enterprise class collaboration accessible to all customers and doubled Network Allies’ Intel revenue.

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Hybrid Cloud Solution



Recognizing the configuration, integration, and deployment of on premise cloud solutions.


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Nutanix Acropolis Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution: A turnkey platform that converges server, storage, virtualization and networking resources and allows you to choose your preferred Nutanix qualified HW platform. This year, Nutanix will introduce Intel’s DCB (Datacenter Block) solution based on Intel Server Products from DSG, available for all channel partners to re-sell, pre-configured and pre-loaded Nutanix HCI solutions.

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Marketing Excellence - National Solution Provider

Best design win converted into sales through an innovative, comprehensive marketing program (social, direct, web, etc).


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PCM & Intel Collaborated with Intel US Marketing on a successful custom marketing campaign targeting SMB titled “What New Can Do”. They brought innovative tactics such as a Makeover Contest which generated 3000 submissions that were all turned into leads. They piloted the first ever lower funnel B2B ‘shopping’ media. The campaign landing page generated just under a million page views in just 6 months and reached over 230 million digital impressions. The campaign resulted in 15% growth for SMB Sales.

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HPC Technical Solution



Recognizing the configuration, integration, and deployment of HPC solutions.



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Despite intense time and business continuity constraints, Penguin Computing and Intel worked closely together with a demanding Penguin Computing client to design and deploy a highly reliable, highly scalable computing solution using the powerful and efficient Penguin Computing Relion® server line (with Intel CPUs, Intel SSDs, and Omnipath) as well as Penguin Computing professional services. This solution and its resulting sub-cluster deployments expanded into a massive ecosystem of thousands of nodes built and deployed by Penguin Computing and Intel.

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Network Communications Innovation

Recognizing the innovative development, building, and integration of network communications solutions.


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As we move to an ever growing consumption of data in the world, how we accelerate the adoption of the move to 5G and the Edge is paramount. Pivot/ SmartEdge worked with Intel to develop the most comprehensive edge / MEC solution in the industry. Through the unique harnessing of Intel capabilities across all levels (compute , network, storage and memory), along with advanced software from Intel (NFF-go, QAT, DPDK), the new horizon of the far edge is defined and accelerating at market speed and adoption.

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Training for Results - Technical

Reaching broadly within your organization with training.



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As a result of doubling down on training and education for pre-sales and solution architects in 2018, Presidio was fastest to ramp to Skylake. As a result, Presidio has seen significant growth in their data center business across their customer base. Having a highly trained workforce is a top priority for Presidio and leveraging the Intel and partner resources has made a significant impact for their business.

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Optane Innovation - Storage



Recognizing innovative design utilizing Optane storage.



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RAVE’s innovative and collaborative design approach delivered a data acquisition and storage solution for DOD intelligence applications utilized on military aircraft. RAVE’s solution solved incredibly challenging 55°C operating environment and space claim requirements well under the customer’s outlined budget.

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Digital Transformation Solution - Global ISV

Recognizing the development and offering of scalable solutions advancing digital transformation.


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Red Hat’s industry leading OpenShift Container Platform, Ansible Automation and Private/Hybrid Cloud solutions deliver increased customer business agility by enabling faster application development and process optimization. Congratulations to the Red Hat ISV Program team for delivering significant year over year revenue growth by working across the organization to partner for success. Red Hat’s outstanding sales collaboration resulted in multiple strategic customer wins across key industry verticals in 2018.

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Training for Results - Sales



Reaching broadly within your organization with training.



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SHI’s training commitment didn’t happen overnight.  In the past three years, SHI came to realize that training is key to sales enablement, and SHI’s growth attests to that.  With the challenge of reaching almost 1500 sales reps, SHI trains wide as the #1 user of Reseller Edge online training (in terms of users) and deep utilizing Intel rangers to engage engineers and solutions architects. 

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Client Solution - National Solution Provider

Recognizing the innovative development, building, and integration of client solutions.



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SHI’s home grown, industry-leading Zero Touch Deployment Services is helping businesses deploy Intel 8th Gen and Microsoft Win 10 mobile devices with no images required at a lower cost than traditional deployments.  From selecting the right devices to configuring, deploying and managing them faster and more efficiently, SHI makes it easier for businesses to meet the demands of the growing mobile workforce.

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Digital Transformation Innovation – Global SI/ISV

Recognizing the development and offering of innovative solutions advancing digital transformation.


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Sogeti won the biggest Win 10 deployment project from Microsoft and deployed 1M Win 10 seeds and 300k Intel devices in 2018. According to a Microsoft report, 2M+ Intel devices were actively managed in the last 2 years, including 1.6 + Million in 2018 only. Our collaboration starting from the Digital enterprise to IT transformation and emerging technologies such as AI and IOT is landing us on big projects and helping to establish our leadership especially in Retail, Financial services, Industrial, Energy and Utilities industries.

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Digital Transformation Innovation – Global SI/ISV

Recognizing solutions incorporating technology in the public sector.



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Through collaboration and alignment with Intel’s Federal team, WWT sought out to design, build, demonstrate and deploy integrated solutions that deliver transformational outcomes to support our armed forces and federal agencies. WWT and Intel also executed on joint campaigns that will help take customers through their journey to the cloud, using IoT for threat prevention, securing their data and more.

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Channel Cares



Recognizing the use of technology to connect and enrich the lives of people in your community and the world.


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Xidax spent hundreds of hours and nearly $40,000 last year giving PCs to less privileged people in the gaming community. One of our projects was to give a $5K gaming rig to a military vet. We listened to his harrowing war stories and provided him with what he needed to live his dream of becoming a game streamer and starting a PTSD gaming therapy support group.

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Channel Cares



Recognizing the use of technology to connect and enrich the lives of people in your community and the world.


Winner




Xidax spent hundreds of hours and nearly $40,000 last year giving PCs to less privileged people in the gaming community. One of our projects was to give a $5K gaming rig to a military vet. We listened to his harrowing war stories and provided him with what he needed to live his dream of becoming a game streamer and starting a PTSD gaming therapy support group.