Sovereign Systems Receives Americas Technical Partner of the Year VMware Partner Innovation Award at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2016

Partners Awarded for Delivering Innovative Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

MARCH 8, 2016 — Sovereign Systems today announced that it has received the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award in the Technical Partner of the Year category. Sovereign Systems was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2016, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“We value and appreciate the achievements accomplished by our partners in 2015,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partnering Organization, VMware. “VMware and our partners will continue to provide organizations with technologies that offer greater flexibility and agility. We congratulate Sovereign Systems on winning a VMware Partner Innovation Award, and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

“We’ve enjoyed another fruitful year of technological collaboration with VMware, by designing and deploying our Sovereign Cloud Management Platform (CMP) leveraging VMware vRealize™ Suite, including VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™, VMware vRealize™ Operations™ and VMware vRealize™ Business™,” said Dave Wasserman, Managing Partner, Sovereign Systems. “Sovereign’s key CMP differentiator is the SovLabs software modules that integrate VMware products with customer specific tools such as firewalls, DNS, load balancers and storage, delivering scalable IT services quickly and efficiently and bringing greater IT value to the business.”

Recipients of a VMware Partner Innovation Award in the Americas were acknowledged in 17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2015. Categories included:

• Distributor Partner of the Year
• Education Partner of the Year
• Emerging Markets Distributor Partner of the Year
• Enterprise Solution Provider Partner of the Year
• Innovation OEM Partner of the Year
• Marketing Partner of the Year
• Mobility Partner of the Year
• NSX Partner of the Year
• Partner Professional Service Program (PPSP) Partner of the Year
• Renewals Partner of the Year
• Rising Star Partner of the Year
• SDDC Partner of the Year
• Service Provider Partner of the Year
• Solution Provider Partner of the Year
• Strategic Alliance Partner of the Year
• Technical Partner of the Year
• vCloud Air Partner of the Year

About VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2016

VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2016 offers VMware partners the opportunity to engage with VMware executives and industry peers as to explore business opportunities, customer use cases, solution practices and partnering best practices. An invitation-only event, VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2016 provides partners with the resources they need to develop and execute a comprehensive go-to-market plan in 2016 and beyond.

About Sovereign Systems

With offices in Atlanta, Miami, Washington, DC and Boston, Sovereign Systems is a specialized consulting firm that helps transform legacy data center technologies and applications into ultra-efficient, cloud-based platforms that better address business challenges. The company's unique methodology is delivered through strong business and technical acumen combined with an industry-leading product portfolio to deliver efficient, automated and self-service IT. Sovereign was named CRN’s 2014 Triple Crown Winner, was ranked in Inc. 5000 in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. For more information, visit

About SovLabs

SovLabs is a business division of Sovereign Systems that creates ready-to-run software integration modules that extend best-of-breed Cloud Management Platforms. SovLabs integration modules allow customers to deploy applications or infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud, while drastically reducing implementation time and cost. For more information, visit

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