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RackForce: VMware Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year for 2014

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Canadian enterprise cloud provider RackForce Networks, Inc. has been recognized for its outstanding efforts to bring VMware based cloud to customers.

KELOWNA, BC, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - RackForce, a leader in bringing enterprise cloud services to Canada, has proudly accepted the title of VMware Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year for 2014. Donna Wittmann, VMware's Executive Director of Commercial and Partner Business, said, "We are pleased to recognize RackForce as the 2014 VMware Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year. RackForce has been a leader in helping its customers to understand the vision and realize the benefits of hybrid cloud powered by VMware technology." By showcasing their expertise in building enterprise cloud infrastructure, RackForce has experienced 63% YOY revenue growth and firmly established themselves as a leading Canadian vCloud Air Network Service Provider.

Tim Dufour, RackForce's President and CEO, expressed his satisfaction in receiving VMware recognition: "We couldn't be more proud to be VMware's Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year," he said. "RackForce continually pushes to deliver the best solutions possible for our clients, and pairing our expertise in cloud practices with the proven success of VMware technologies just makes sense. All of our teams – from virtualization and infrastructure strategists, to support personnel, to our marketers – we all share one goal, and that's to deliver Canadian enterprises a great customer experience."

RackForce has been an advocate not only for enterprise cloud adoption in general, but for adoption of VMware technologies like Horizon DaaS, vCAC, SRM, and vCloud Director. The strong relationship between VMware and RackForce has deep roots that extend beyond their product and service offerings, too. RackForce shares VMware's Hybrid Cloud vision and strategy, and thus has actively supported the VMware field sales teams to delivering cloud services to a wide audience spread throughout Canada.

"I think part of what makes the RackForce-VMware relationship so unique is that VMware recognizes and supports our efforts to provide value add services like Managed Application Services, Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud, and DRaaS," Dufour continued. "Having a partner identify your strengths and support their growth is ideal. We're truly grateful to be involved in a reciprocal partnership that really benefits Canadian enterprise as a whole."

About RackForce

RackForce, Canada's largest enterprise cloud service provider, serves clients both nationally and globally. Since its inception in 2001, RackForce has worked with over 12,000 customers, including small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, governments and education clients.

RackForce is a proven leader in the management of enterprise cloud services including Cloud Hosting Services (IaaS) and Application Hosting Services (SaaS) with network. RackForce's strategic relationships with technology leaders: Cisco, VMware, IBM, and Mitel gives the company early access to game changing intelligence, products and solutions to provide enterprise cloud services. RackForce's cloud services are provided from four network enabled cloud delivery centers spread across Canada allowing it to meet the strictest of data privacy requirements and all disaster recovery needs.

About VMware

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of$5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

Press contact:

Ahmed H. Rammay
RackForce
403.618.2583
arammay@rackforce.com

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