Channel, Vendor, Webinar

Nutanix successfully hosts Virtual Partner Xchange 2020

Nutanix has announced that it has successfully hosted a ‘Virtual Partner Xchange 2020’ conference in mid-April. The webinar with the theme ‘Scale up with Nutanix’ exclusively catered to Nutanix partners across the Middle East and Turkey and was attended by over 330 channel executives from across the region.

Bassam Al Masri, Nutanix Virtual Partner Xchange
Bassam Al Masri, Nutanix

The two hour programme included partner awards being announced at the end.

Bassam Al Masri, Director of Channel, METI at Nutanix said, “As a result of the COVID-19 virus impact on businesses, we have had to come up with a novel way of connecting with our partners and reinvent our annual partner summit as a virtual event. By sharing our company’s vision and roadmap and providing insights into the latest innovations in our products and partner program, we believe we have set our channel partners up for success this year and beyond. We take this opportunity to congratulate all the partners that won awards, and thank them for their continued commitment to driving growth for our company.”

During the virtual event, executives from Nutanix delivered a number of sessions enlightening partners about how they could benefit from the technical and business advantages of the cloud offered by Nutanix, such as infrastructure-independent and automated app mobility, scalability, flexibility and elasticity. Insights were also provided on how partners can maximise their organisations’ profitability with the ‘enhanced’ Nutanix Channel Charter.

GBM, a Nutanix strategic Master Partner, presented a video case study involving a prestigious government agency that implemented a Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution for 2000+ users. This was based on Nutanix’s latest offer called FastTrack for VDI that supports companies anywhere in the world to quickly deploy a VDI solution and onboard thousands of remote employees in record time.

In order to keep the session fun and interactive, Nutanix organised a quiz with participants having a chance to be one of the three winners of exciting prizes. There was also a raffle draw.

The programme concluded with the partner awards. Below is the list of partners that were recognised for their excellence:

  • Innovation Partner of the Year – Fujisoft
  • Partner of the Year – PRO TECHnology
  • Partner Project of the Year – GBM
  • Top Nutanix Sales Professional of the Year – Berkan Kılıç (KoçSistem)
  • Top Nutanix Sales Engineer of the Year – Farhan Parkar (GBM)
  • Top Nutanix Champion of the Year – Khalid Mashayekh (Versos)
  • TOP MET Distributor of the Year – Redington
  • OEM Partner of the Year – Solutions by STC
  • Best Marketing Campaign Award – Rana Mustafa (GulfNet Solutions Company limited)
  • Top Nutanix Sales Professional of the Year – Serdar Ünsal (KoçSistem)

“We have ambitious plans. We will be introducing new initiatives that will enhance our partners’ capabilities and drive business for them. Despite the less than ideal market conditions, we are confident that we shall close out this year on a positive note,” said Bassam.


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