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Global Knowledge Named Global Training Partner of the Year at VMware Partner Exchange 2014

Global Knowledge, the world’s leading IT and business training provider, today announced that it has received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Global Training Partner of the Year category. Global Knowledge was also named the Regional Winner Americas. The awards were presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware’s annual partner event, held in San Francisco.

“I am pleased to recognize this select group of partners who distinguished themselves at the global level in 2013,” said Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware is dedicated to educating and equipping our partners with the resources they need to master the new reality of the software-defined enterprise that enables more agile delivery of IT services — for organizations of all sizes. We congratulate Global Knowledge on winning a Global VMware Partner Network Award and look forward to our continued mutual success in 2014.”

“We are delighted to be chosen as the Global Training Partner of the Year by the Global VMware Partner Network,” said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. “We are also very proud to have achieved an incredible fifth year as Americas Regional Training Partner of the Year, as well as the EMEA Regional Partner of the Year. We appreciate that VMware continues to recognize our ongoing commitment to providing customers with the best training experience possible, supporting virtualization and cloud solutions in organizations around the world with unparalleled VMware skills development. We look forward to continuing to provide VMware’s customers with the foundational learning to master the new reality of the software-defined enterprise.”

Recipients of a Global VMware Partner Network Award were acknowledged in 18 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2013. Categories included:

  • Application ISV Partner of the Year
  • Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
  • Distributor Partner of the Year
  • End User Computing Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Distributor Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Enterprise Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • OEM Global Partner of the Year
  • OEM Regional Partner of the Year
  • Partner Executive of the Year
  • Renewals Partner of the Year
  • Rising Star Partner of the Year
  • Service Provider Partner of the Year
  • Software Defined Data Center
  • Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Technology Alliance Partner of the Year
  • Training Partner of the Year
  • vCloud Hybrid Service Partner of the Year

About VMware Partner Exchange 2014

VMware Partner Exchange 2014 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 190 breakout sessions and an exhibitor Solutions Exchange, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world’s leading IT and business training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers with their choice and convenience in class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. With nearly 3,000 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications, our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement and leadership development.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at

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