Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integration specialist, VS Information Systems Ltd., (VSIS) continued to gain international prominence after being recognised as Solution Provider of the Year for 2018 at VMware’s annual Partner Leadership Forum for Emerging Asia.

Taking place at the Centara Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, the Leadership Forum serves as a regular platform for VMware’s partners from across Asia to showcase their work in promoting the brand while displaying skill, innovation and efficiency on par with VMware’s stringent international standards.

This year, VSIS was selected for VMware’s prestigious Solution Provider of the Year award based on an evaluation of its overall business performance, with a particular emphasis on achievement of competencies, certified professionals and compliance to VMwares business practices.

VSIS VMware Product Manager and Solutions Architect, Dilan Wijesooriya and Anuk Mendis respectively, attended the event in Thailand and personally received the award for Solution Provider of the Year 2018 from VMware Regional Head, Commercial Business and Partners Nascent Markets, VMware Southeast Asia, Safder Merchant.

Commenting on the significance of this year’s award, Prasanna Wijeratna, Director of VSIS said: “VMware remains one of our prominent partners in the VSIS Solution Stack for digital transformation initiatives. We are very pleased that VMware identified VSIS as the Solution Partner of the Year in recognition of our achievements and we are honored to receive this.

“The sophistication and the demand in Sri Lanka for advanced cloud computing and platform virtualisation services are growing at a rapid pace. Hence, we look forward to working closely with VMware to introduce emergent technologies such as Hyperconverged Infrastructure, VSAN, NSX, Workspace One, Containers, OpenStack and NFV together with VMware’s comprehensive existing portfolio into the local market over the short to medium term.”

He went on to state that the key factors driving the success of VSIS’s VMware practice includes the dedicated efforts of the company’s skilled engineering team and the strong Support and Managed Services program.

VSIS maintains a strong VMWare practice led by a dedicated VMware product manager and several VMware certified Engineering professionals and VMware Solutions design professionals. VSIS provides VMware services to customers in BFSI, Telecom, Corporate and Government sectors. VSIS has achieved most of the VMware competencies including the emerging technology competencies of VMware NSX and vSAN.

“Today VMware is one of the world’s most ubiquitous brands in server virtualisation and cloud infrastructure software. This unparalleled success is of course a product of our ability to design and implement the cutting edge software solutions that are ideal for enterprises seeking a flexible solution for managing their data safely, securely and reliably. Equally fundamental to VMware’s global success has been its ability to engage with strong local partners of the likes of VSIS. Over the past year, they have done some fantastic work in building capacity and awareness of VMware solutions in Sri Lanka. We congratulate VSIS on their award and we look forward to working closely with them to drive our business forward,” VMware Country Sales Manager (Sri Lanka and Maldives), Nascent Markets, VMware Southeast Asia Suresh Nanthagopal said.

As the focal point for the global giant’s operations in Sri Lanka, VSIS continues to develop highly specialised capabilities that focus primarily on VMware’s Software Defined Data Center Technology Stack. This year’s award at the VMware Partner Leadership Forum for Emerging Asia 2018 represents the second time that VSIS has won international recognition from VMware, having previously been recognised as VMware’s ‘Rising Partner of the Year’ in 2017.

VS Group is an organisation which serves as a pioneer in providing innovative products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market and possesses a rich history of over three decades. The Group’s engagement with the Sri Lankan IT sector includes Systems Integration Solutions through VSIS, Bespoke Software Development from Inova Information Systems and Big Data Analytics and ERP Solutions through its specialised consulting arm, Altria Consulting.

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