Johannesburg, 28 March, 2023 – Fujitsu today announces it is the 2023 NetApp EMEA & LATAM Hybrid Cloud Partner of the Year. The distinguished partner industry recognition was made at the annual NetApp Partner Awards in front of 130 industry peers during a gala dinner in Žofín Palace, Prague, Czech Republic.
Hybrid cloud data strategies enable organizations to optimize resilience, scale productivity, and pioneer customer engagement. However, they also pose challenges for resource optimization, data security and governance that require the expertise of global partners like Fujitsu.
NetApp highlighted the pressures faced by enterprises in EMEA and LATAM over the three years since the previous Partner Awards ceremony. Having to adapt rapidly to macroeconomic fluctuations and less-than-dependable supply chains, noted NetApp, put a premium on resilient and dependable partners, with Fujitsu singled out for special praise.
NetApp Partner Awards are an annual highlight for the company’s channel. This year’s hosts — Giovanna Sangiorgi, Senior Vice President EMEA & LATAM, and Kristian Kerr, Vice President EMEA & LATAM Partner Organization — introduced and celebrated NetApp partners who stand out for their pursuit of excellence, innovation, and quality.
About CoCre8 Technology Solutions
CoCre8 Technology Solutions was born from Fujitsu South Africa, who transformed its operating model within the region. The South African investment consortium has acquired the Fujitsu shareholding, creating a 100% locally owned entity as of 1 April 2020. CoCre8 achieved a Level 1 B-BBEE rating and looks after Fujitsu’s interests in South Africa and English-Speaking Africa by being the Exclusive Fujitsu OEM representative for the region.
CoCre8 is able to fulfil its digital transformation mandate by partnering with vendors and solution providers to ensure that it is able to best serve its customers. CoCre8’s go to market is focused on direct touch with clients but fulfilled via the channel. This approach enables the best of both worlds where the customers’ challenges are understood and addressed first-hand, while fulfilling through partners to respect the channel. CoCre8 invests in the channel by providing training, marketing, and service backing.
Fujitsu’s purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation. As the digital transformation partner of choice for customers in over 100 countries, our 124,000 employees work to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our range of services and solutions draw on five key technologies: Computing, Networks, AI, Data & Security, and Converging Technologies, which we bring together to deliver sustainability transformation. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$32 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 and remains the top digital services company in Japan by market share. Find out more: www.fujitsu.com/