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F5 Agility EMEA 2015: Partner of the Year Award Winners Announced at Annual Conference

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Nathan Misner
Sr. Director of Global Communications
F5 Networks
(206) 272-7494
n.misner@F5.com

Holly Lancaster
WE Communications
(415) 547-7054
hluka@waggeneredstrom.com

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Outstanding Performance Recognised From F5 Partners Across Europe, Middle East and Africa

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Computacenter (UK) is EMEA Partner of the Year
  • Westcon (EMEA) is F5’s EMEA Distributor of the Year
  • Aditinet (Italy) is EMEA Services Partner of the Year
  • Seven additional F5 partners in EMEA recognised with Agility Partner Awards

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, MAY 20th, 2015 — F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced its 2015 Agility Partner Awards for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.  The awards were presented at F5 Agility EMEA, the company’s annual customer and partner conference.  Winners have demonstrated exemplary performance in business growth, customer focus and technical excellence.

Agility Partner Award Winners

  • Computacenter (UK) — Computacenter’s expertise in delivering multi-vendor solutions to satisfy even the most demanding customer requirements has allowed F5’s technology platform to shine in 2015.  These skills, plus successful collaboration with F5 to engage with several major new opportunities in large enterprise accounts, see Computacenter recognised as a deserved EMEA Partner of the Year.
  • Westcon (EMEA) — Westcon displayed focused strategic planning across both technology area and territory in 2015, substantially growing their business with F5 across EMEA. Their investment in F5 and subsequent market share success means they are an outstanding pick as EMEA Distributor of the Year.
  • Aditinet (Italy) — Aditinet boasts one of the highest numbers of F5 technical certifications in F5’s entire EMEA partner community.  This has enabled them to consistently display exemplary performance in support and services delivery.  Aditinet are F5’s EMEA Services Partner of the Year.
  • Additional winners — Atos (BeNeLux), Datametrix (Nordics), Computacenter (Germany), Dimension Data (Germany), Dimension Data (Spain and France), HP Enterprise Security Services (UK) and Innovative Solutions (Middle East) also received Agility Partner Awards.

SUPPORTING QUOTES

“We are thrilled to be recognised by the F5 team as their EMEA partner of the year. It is great recognition of the work and investments we’ve made at Computacenter in developing our enterprise offerings within complex multi-vendor enterprise environments. This award is testament to the strength of relationship with a market-leading technology partner, and the role we jointly have to play in enabling our customers’ users and their businesses.”

Amir Klaus, Line of Business Director for Networking, Security and Communications, Computacenter

“Westcon currently distributes F5’s innovative and market leading technologies in Application Delivery, Security and Cloud in more than 30 countries across EMEA. Receiving the EMEA Distributor of the Year award from F5, one of our most important and fastest growing vendors, is very special. Being recognised for our EMEA performance makes it unique and is a testament to our continued mutual investments and close collaboration across all countries. I am more than delighted, extremely grateful, and dedicate this award to all those having contributed to it within F5 and Westcon.”

Willem J.H. de Haan, SVP Central Europe & EMEA Security Solutions, Westcon

“Aditinet are honoured to be presented with this award.  We thank F5 for this recognition of the hard work and commitment that the Aditinet team have consistently showed over the years, with the emphasis and investment we have placed on training and technical knowledge.  We recently announced the launch of Aditinet UK and are looking to replicate this success.”

Paolo Marsella, CEO and Founder, Aditinet

“F5 has seen tremendous growth in recent focus areas for the company—such as security and cloud—over the course of the last year, as well as solid traction in our core application delivery business.  New technology areas mean new challenges for our partner community as we continue to strive to deliver excellence for our customers.  Our Unity partners are integral to achieving this, and we congratulate all of our 2015 winners.”

Michael Schoenrock, Director, Channel Sales EMEA, F5

 

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