Wijk aan Zee, August 15, 2016 – Professional Service Provider ITQ is the first Benelux partner of VMware to enter an elite group of VMware partners whom achieved all the competencies (12) possible within the VMware Partner Program. Worldwide ITQ is the third to enter the elite group of partners with all competencies. The other two companies are based in England and the United States.
The different competences can be achieved in different areas like: Software-defined data center, Network virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, etc. To achieve a competency in one field, a company needs multiple certified sales persons, technical sales persons and professionals in this field.
“Technology in general is getting more and more complex. Nowadays lots of knowledge is needed to use VMware to the full potential. The competences help the customer find the partner who can help them to achieve this potential. More and more we notice that customers see the value of partners with competences. Every partner would do wise to check his current competencies and see which he still would like to achieve. This allows customers to check if their partner is competent enough.”, says Paul Geerlings, CTO of ITQ. “We are very proud everybody within ITQ helped to achieve this milestone.”
ITQ strives to be the best independent knowledge partner by investing in knowledge. This resulted not only in achieving all the competencies. Recently, the first consultant became VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX). This is the highest accreditation within the VMware Partner Program. At the end of the year ITQ hopes to have 5 VCDX’s in multiple areas of expertise, next to the 7 vExperts, an EUC Champion and a vExpert NSX now.
About ITQ, Dutch independent VMware knowledge partner
Founded by Paul Geerlings and Francisco Perez van der Oord in 2001, ITQ set out to gather a group of consultants with a shared passion for technology to proudly work on the best IT infrastructure projects. With expertise on the entire VMware proposition and ecosystem, ITQ focuses on being an independent knowledge partner and bringing their customers the best Software Defined Data Center, End User Computing, Cloud-Native App and Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Paul Geerlings, CTO
Address: Zeestraat 250, 1949 AG, Wijk aan Zee