London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – April 10, 2009 – Managed services company, Attenda Limited, for the second year running, has been awarded the 2009 VMware EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year Award, recognizing the company’s continued 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.
CMatt Piercy, Regional Director for Northern Europe, VMware remarked, ”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 VMware’s vision and technology and is helping to drive the adoption of virtualisation within EMEA.”
Attenda’s 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 Attenda’s social responsibility policy, helping the environment by consuming less power and requiring less data centre space.
Mark Fowle, CEO of Attenda commented, ”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. Attenda’s 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. 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 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. Attenda’s operations platform provides the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, at a cost that is amortised across Attenda’s entire client base. 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. James’s Place and Travelodge.
Attenda is both ISO9001 and ISO27001 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 and was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.net.