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F5 Celebrates Channel Ecosystem with Recognition of Key North America Partners

As digital transformation efforts continue to evolve for nearly every company, F5 and our channel partners work together to create solutions to secure and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We are stronger through our partnerships, and the channel ecosystem is essential to F5’s success.

This year, F5 is proud to announce and celebrate the winners of the F5 North America 2022 Partner Awards. This year’s honorees continuously adapted in an evolving industry, distinguishing themselves with noteworthy accomplishments throughout the year in a variety of areas, including revenue attainment, culture, and innovation. Here are some of the key qualities that set these partners apart, according to Jeff Hilliard, RVP of North America Channel Sales, F5. Congratulations to the 2022 winners!

2022 Innovation Partner of the Year – WorldTech IT

WorldTech IT exclusively offers professional services, managed services, and 24/7/365 support for F5 solutions. This niche focus provides industry-leading expertise and allows WorldTech IT to develop cutting-edge solutions that customers need—solutions like the flexible, comprehensive support of Always-ON, or Cloud.RED, the purpose-built platform for monitoring, alerting, and observability. WorldTech IT continues to push the boundaries to ensure that customers maximize their F5 investment.

2022 North American Partner of the Year – World Wide Technology

WWT is the gold standard when it comes to partnerships. Crushing all targets with record performance, they excelled in vertical sales alignment and successfully executed around strategic use cases—all while continuing to prioritize D&I and cultural alignment. Notably, WWT was the top-ranked global partner in F5 software, hardware, security, NGINX, partner-initiated, and flex consumption program revenue for FY22.

2022 Strategic Solutions Partner of the Year – CDW

CDW pioneered the launch of the F5 NGINX Challenge and Modern Apps Practice Builder through their Digital Velocity Team—a team of more than 250 engineers specialized in automated infrastructure, practical devops, modern clouds, and more. CDW was the leading partner in F5 partner-initiated software and security revenue and continues to be F5’s engine in acquiring net new customers.

2022 Public Sector Partner of the Year – GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security transacted over 20% of the U.S. Federal bookings in FY22, including a marquee DISA deal that was crucial to the Federal team’s success in 2022. They are a highly technical organization with a focus on driving F5 certification attainment within their team.

2022 Distribution Partner of the Year – Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro’s efforts to drive F5 Channel KPIs around PIO software growth were impressive and led to a ~$2M increase in PIO software sales in 2022 among Authorized and Silver partners. Roughly 55% of PIO software bookings came from Ingram Micro focus accounts. They were able to accomplish this growth because of the consistent effort by their business development team to engage with their account base around modern F5 solutions.

2022 BeF5 Partner of the Year – SHI

SHI is the largest privately held Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States. They have a company-wide pledge to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is championed at the highest organizational levels, including SHI's President and CEO, Thai Lee. Throughout the year, SHI leaders and employees have performed countless acts of D&I promotion and volunteerism as part of their corporate culture, including partnerships for children, Black culture collective, sustainability, LPGA and more.