Earlier this week Softcat picked up two awards from new partner Pure Storage: Value Add Reseller H1FY2015, and Reseller Technical Specialist H1FY2015. Krishna Keshvara from Softcat’s data centre infrastructure team, accepted the awards from Vince Blackall, Pure Storage’s director of channels EMEA.
Softcat welcomed a record-breaking 48 new staff to its ranks today – the most new recruits to kick off their careers with Softcat in a single day in the company’s history. The new employees are joining at the start of Softcat’s new financial year, which has already seen it announce plans for expansion with a brand new Leeds office that is scheduled to open during February 2015.
Last night Softcat scored a hat-trick in Brussels as it took Platinum Partner of the Year, UK Partner of the Year and EMEA Partner of the year at Dell’s annual EMEA partner conference and awards ceremony.
HP has launched the ninth generation of its celebrated server systems, and there’s plenty for customers to be excited about. The ProLiant Gen9 servers are being hailed as ‘revolutionary’ by HP server enthusiasts, owing to its dramatic improvements over previous generation servers, which make it much better-adapted to meet modern data centre workloads.
As of this month, Softcat’s customers now have the option to purchase Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard licensing via subscription. Adobe will still offer customers perpetual licenses, but is advising customers to consider subscription licensing’s many benefits including lower up front cost, simplified management and easy cost-effective upgrades.
In its second instalment, the Softcat presales team report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.
Yesterday Softcat collected two prestigious awards at the annual HP Partner Forum in Twickenham: Partner of the Year for Storage and Partner of the Year for HP Financial Services. Andy Isherwood, HP’s UK Managing Director, presented the awards to Softcat’s CEO Martin Hellawell.
Following Softcat’s successful opening of its fourth regional office in Bristol earlier this year, the company is already pressing ahead with plans to expand its regional footprint beyond Marlow, Manchester and London. After careful consideration and evaluation of potential locations the company intends to open in Leeds in January 2015.
Softcat has won a framework competition to provide IT solutions to NHS institutions on Lot 3 (IT Infrastructure Solution Design and Delivery) awarded by North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC). Softcat will provide server, storage and networking solution design and delivery, using technology from such leading brands as Cisco, Dell and HP, in a three-year contract with the option to extend for two years.
Softcat has successfully tendered for all four lots on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) software licenses framework, through which it will provide software licensing services and other off-the-shelf software from brands like Microsoft and Adobe to hundreds of schools and academies across the UK.