The 2013 Storage Awards (Storries) was an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues, partners and other professionals from the industry. But the highlight of the night for Virtual Instruments has to be scooping the coveted “One to Watch” award and pipping 26 other short-listers (including Microsoft, CommVault and Dell) to the winning post as the chosen company. The Storries award winners are voted by the Storage Magazine readers. Over 20,000 IT decision makers (including channel professionals, vendors, and end users) read the publication. Leonie Zeumer, our newest inside sales executive, and I were in attendance and accepted the award from English cricket legend Chris Chowdrey at a celebratory dinner held in Central London on 6th June. The event was a great platform to showcase the best the storage industry has to offer in this country with a combination of emerging and established players being recognized for their achievements.
Left: Leonie Zeumer, Virtual Instruments Middle: Chris James, Virtual Instruments Right: Chris Cowdrey, former England Cricket Captain
This is not our first award in the UK however: in fact our cabinet already features the UK IT Industry award for ‘Infrastructure Innovation of the Year’ for our VirtualWisdom and Performance Probe, the SVC ‘Private Sector Storage Project of the Year’ award in recognition of our work with our customer Morrisons, and the Network Computing ‘monitoring product of the year’ award.
We’re particularly delighted to win the company ‘One to Watch’ award as it indicated continued innovation and potential and, as the organisers said, ‘it really demonstrates that Storage Magazine readers acknowledge the progress Virtual Instruments is making.’
It means a lot to us all at Virtual Instruments to have been selected by the industry’s end users and we would very much like to express our thanks to everyone who voted for us.
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