CDW Wins Americas Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

  CDW Wins Americas Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Award at VMware
  Partner Exchange 2013

  Partners from Around the World Recognized for Delivering Solutions for the
                         Software-Defined Datacenter

Business Wire

VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- March 4, 2013

CDW LLC (CDW), a leading provider of technology solutions to business,
government, education and healthcare, today announced that it has been named
the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Infrastructure
Virtualization Competency category. The award was presented at VMware Partner
Exchange 2013, VMware’s annual partner event, on February 26 in Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the
VMware partner ecosystem,” said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner
Readiness. “VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping
our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help
deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the
coming year. We congratulate CDW on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and
we look forward to our mutual success in 2013.”

“The Infrastructure Virtualization Competency recognizes CDW’s demonstrated
ability to virtualize and consolidate server environments using VMware’s
leading technology,” said Doug Eckrote, senior vice president, strategic
solutions and services, CDW. “Leveraging VMware solutions and CDW’s expertise
in design and implementation, our business, government, healthcare and
education customers can reduce the complexity of their IT environments and
lower costs while building a long-term cloud computing strategy.”

Partner recipients of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Americas were
acknowledged by VMware in 17 categories for their excellence in performance
and distinctive achievements during 2012.

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization
and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner
ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200
sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an
extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to
leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to
customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit

About CDW

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government,
education and healthcare. Ranked No. 31 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest
Private Companies and No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500, CDW features dedicated
account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and
services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer
expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology
engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of
those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications,
notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and
solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data
center optimization and cloud computing. CDW was founded in 1984 and employs
more than 6,800 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended December 31,
2012, the company generated net sales of more than $10.1 billion. For more
information, visit

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