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Submissions are now open for the 2014 HP AllianceOne Partner of the Year Awards. This is your opportunity to compete for awards that showcase your solutions built on HP technologies to benefit our shared customers. We invite you to submit an entry for consideration today.
The 2014 HP AllianceOne Partner of the Year Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by HP AllianceOne partners in the development and delivery of innovative HP-based solutions that raise the standard for business excellence and client satisfaction. Submissions are open to all AllianceOne members and must be received by 5 p.m. PST on March 17, 2014.
Award entries will be accepted in the following categories:
HP Converged Cloud
Develop a solution on HP Cloud solutions (HP CloudSystem and HP Public Cloud) that helps customers to build private and hybrid cloud solutions in their cloud journey.
HP ConvergedSystem portfolio provides workload-optimized engineered systems that are easy to buy, manage, and support. Including servers, storage, networking, and software, these complete integrated systems can be trusted for key workloads like virtualization, cloud and big data. They unite leading HP Converged Infrastructure with decades of experience in solution design for major applications to provide performance-optimized solutions out of the box. HP ConvergedSystem offers a total systems experience that dramatically simplifies IT through quick deployment, intuitive management, and system-level support, letting IT move from infrastructure craftsmen to business service experts.
Most Innovative use of Software Defined Networking:
Software Defined Networking has the potential to completely change the way networks operate, and this award is designed to reward the AllianceOne partner that can demonstrate the 'most innovative use of SDN'. Points will be awarded for doing something that couldn't otherwise be done without SDN, revenue potential, and any early customer trials or deployments using the solution.
Network optimization, monitoring, and security is critical to every enterprise organization. HP Networking embraces application partners who integrate and innovate with networking functionality or devices to optimize not only the delivery of their application services, but also to help optimize the performance of their customers network environment. HP Networking is selecting the winning partner(s) who have achieved the most complete integration with HP Networking products with the greatest proven customer value and benefits.
Develop a solution on the HP Moonshot Systems that helps to lead the transition to this new IT style of computing supported in any type of environment.
HAVEn Big Data:
HP Software Technology partners interacting in our partner ecosystem with integrated solutions with HP Vertica, HP Autonomy / Information Management, and HP Enterprise Security products. HP Software ISVs building the next generation of software applications powered by the HP HAVEn Big Data platform will be ideal candidates to win this award.
HP Software Technology partners in our ecosystem, integrating and certifying software solutions built for HP IT Operations Management, or HP Application Development Management. HP Software ISVs developing and implementing integrations built on top of our products (connectors, content applications, operations, add-ons, SPIs, etc) in a joint GTM with HP software will be ideal candidates to win this award.
Customers today want interoperability, scalability, and application integration from their storage environments. HP Converged Storage provides customers with a range of cost effective solutions that scale from Virtual SAN Appliances (VSAs) to Mission Critical Enterprise storage platforms to meet their needs. Demonstrate how your company’s application provides an integrated solution with HP’s Converged Storage (3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, StoreVirtual, or StoreAll) to give customers more business agility while lowering their infrastructure cost.
HP Technology Services
Converged Infrastructure and Data Center Transformation:
Demonstrate your partnership with HP's Technology Services to create proactive and simplified experiences with HP OneView, a leader in infrastructure management helping client's deploy and manage their infrastructure faster while reducing cost. Ideal candidates are System Integrators who jointly work with HP's Technology Services who develop and implement solutions with HP OneView.
to access to the 2014 POY entry form (requires your AllianceOne credentials). Please note: you must complete the online entry form in one session – you are unable to save and return later
. Please download and complete .PDF version of the entry form (available here
) and save as a hard copy for your records.
Submissions are open to all AllianceOne members and must be received by 5 p.m. PST on March 17, 2014.
Tips to consider when creating an HP Partner of the Year Award entry:
- Answer the questions with as much detail as possible, including client issues/pain points, your solution and product information.
- How is your solution innovative? When describing your solution you should emphasis what sets your solution apart from others. What is innovative about your solution? By emphasizing innovation you will be setting your solution apart from all of the other entries.
- Provide proof of value to the client, including measurable benefits and results that are well documented and detailed. For example: monetary savings, savings in time and/or savings in manpower.
- Proof of value to HP. There are a number of ways to support “proof of value to HP” including:
- Is the solution repeatable?
- What was the HP solution advantage?
- Was a proof of concept or trial used to seal the deal?
- Did it generate revenue for HP? How did you team with HP?
- Support your entry with robust references. All entries must include at least one customer reference. This is how you demonstrate your success with clients.
Please send all questions around the Partner of the Year program and/or submission process to AllianceOne.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your entry and good luck!