ST. LOUIS – August 12, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, announced today that it has been named by F5 Networks as the 2016 Unity™ U.S. Partner of the Year.
“We are extremely pleased that WWT’s strong strategic partnership with F5, as well as our established sales track record, superior customer service and technical expertise has garnered this recognition,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of Strategy and Innovation with WWT.
As an F5 Platinum Partner in the U.S., WWT holds the highest partner status attainable, with over $75M in revenue in 2015 and 85 F5 certifications and accreditations. The company also recently expanded its F5 relationship by becoming an official Unity partner in the United Kingdom.
“WWT’s outstanding integration capabilities, innovative thinking and demonstrated F5 expertise are tremendous assets for our joint customers. We are proud to honor them with this award,” said David Helfer, vice president, Worldwide Channels, F5.
During their decade-long partnership, WWT has grown to become one of F5’s largest and most strategic partners, receiving recognition across the F5 product portfolio, geographic theatres and market segments, including being named as F5 Unity Innovation Partner of the Year for the Americas in 2015.
WWT’s exceptional F5 engagement is driven by its proven technical expertise and Advanced Technology Center (ATC), where customers explore how F5 products fit into integrated architectural solutions first-hand. Within the ATC, WWT’s F5 experts work together with customers to design and demonstrate solutions leveraging an array of F5 solutions, including BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™, BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager™, Access Policy Manager™, Application Security Manager™, Advanced Firewall Manager™, BIG-IQ®, and VIPRION® appliance and virtual platforms. Customers also can explore F5’s integration into Cisco ACI and Sourcefire solutions in the ATC. An established industry thought leader, WWT has written multiple white papers and developed multi-vendor integrated data center solutions that use various networking, compute, storage and F5 technologies.
Learn more about WWT and F5’s growing partnership, innovations and joint customer success stories at https://www2.wwt.com/partner/f5/.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
F5, BIG-IP, Guardian, Unity, Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Access Policy Manager, Application Security Manager, Advanced Firewall Manager, BIG-IQ, and VIPRION are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. The use of the words “partner,” “partnership,” or “joint” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between F5 Networks and any other company.
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Ed Levens, PropelMG for WWT