March 27, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Attenda Limited
, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced that it has been awarded the 2009 VMware EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year Award for the second year running.
The award recognises Attendas continued leadership as a VMware EMEA hosting partner in the delivery of high availability virtualised infrastructure hosting and managed services.
The award was presented at the Partner Awards ceremony at VMworld Europe 2009, Europe's largest virtualization event, held at Les Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, February 24-26, 2009.
Commenting on the Award, Matt Piercy, Regional Director for Northern Europe, VMware, said, VMware congratulates Attenda for retaining this award, which recognises Attenda for the cutting-edge VMware virtualization and on-demand cloud services it delivers. As a founding member of the VMware Service Provider Program and VMware vCloud Initiative, Attenda has embraced VMwares vision and technology and is helping to drive the adoption of virtualisation within EMEA.
Attendas confidence in the adoption of the VMware platform for its Real Time Infrastructure has enabled it to deliver the benefits of faster provisioning, higher availability and lower cost that can be derived from traditional hardware hosting. It also reinforces Attendas social responsibility policy, helping the environment by consuming less power and requiring less data centre space.
As Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda comments, We have seen an increasing demand for virtualised solutions during 2008, as businesses look to reduce costs and improve the agility and efficiency of their data centre operations.
Attendas flexible and scalable virtualization solutions deliver applications and compute capacity when and where they are needed, allowing critical business applications to perform at the highest levels of availability and efficiency, with improved disaster recovery capabilities.
As Fowle concludes, We expect this trend to continue in 2009, as enterprises look for scalable and reliable ways to extend the applications that run their datacenters on-premise to an off-premise cloud. The VMware vCloud Initiative and VSPP will help us deliver this seamless cloud environment to our customers, who are looking for ways to make their infrastructures more agile and expand them to add capacity on demand while enabling a cost-effective, fully outsourced infrastructure to SMBs and workgroups.
Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business.
Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimize the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure.
With over 8 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda's entire client base - currently 134 of the UK's leading companies.
The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. Jamess Place and Travelodge.
Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO20000 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMwares EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2008 and 2009.