London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – March 12, 2008 – Managed services company, Attenda Limited, has garnered the VMware EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year Award, at the ceremony which took place in Cannes, France, as part of VMworld Europe 2008.
Over 4,500 IT professionals from around Europe attended Europe’s largest virtualization industry event, the Palais des Festivals. The award is a mark of AttendaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s success as a leading VMware Service Provider, bringing to market new virtual infrastructure hosting and managed services offerings.
Steve Jackson, Director, EMEA Strategic Partners, VMware, noted, ”VMware is proud to honour Attenda with this well deserved accolade. As one of our primary EMEA Service Provider Partners, Attenda is embracing VMware’s datacenter virtualization capabilities in VMware Infrastructure 3 to create innovative and powerful on-demand computing services for its clients.”
Attenda is utilizing VMware technology to power its Real Time Infrastructure, with the benefits of faster provisioning, higher availability and lower cost than would be possible with conventional hardware hosting, whilst also helping the environment by consuming less power and data centre space.
Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda Limited commented, ”Our adoption of VMware in late 2006 transformed our business. By leveraging the functionality of VMware, we have been able to improve the agility and availability of our clients applications, whilst providing a robust DR platform.”
According to industry analysts, utility computing is becoming a key component of the hosted services industry and Attenda is providing a broad range of utility computing solutions, from high end managed services to individual web hosting solutions.
Fowle continued, ”This award from VMware and our other certifications and industry awards, is a great testament to the investments we continue to make in our shared operations platform Attenda M.O. Time and time again, it proves to differentiate Attenda and deliver a quality of service and cost point unmatched in the managed services industry.”
Attenda manages applications so that businesses may selectively outsource IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to business. With over 7 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda’s operations platform, it provides 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. JamesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 2007 Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards 2007.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.net.