Awards and Certifications

Listing our awards isn’t just about tooting our own horn—it’s about showing you who we are, the expertise our people bring to the table, and the partners we choose to do business with.

As one of the fastest-growing providers of IT solutions and services, NWN has earned numerous awards recognizing our focus, commitment, and dedication to helping customers solve their business problems.

Industry Recognition

  • 20 Most Promising Cloud Solution Providers 2015
  • CRN: Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List 2015-2018
  • CRN: Solution Provider 500 List (formerly VAR 500) 2013 – 2018
  • CIO Review: 20 Most Promising Cloud Solution Provider 2015
  • CRN: Top 25 IT Disrupters 2015
  • CRN: Named Mont Phelps as one of the Most Innovative Executives 2015
  • CRN: Named Traci Skladanowski Women of the Channel 2017: Power 30 Solution Providers
  • CRN: Named Jane Linder and Shannon Ludwig Women of the Channel 2016

Partner Awards and Certifications

Cisco

  • Gold Certified Partner (since 2003)
  • Registered Partner and Meraki Confirmed Partner
  • Cloud Partner – Infrastructure, Management and Services
  • Unified Contact Center Enterprise Provider
  • Cisco Partner Executive Exchange
  • Cisco Advisory Boards: Services, Technical, Operations, and Marketing

Specializations

  • Master Collaboration
  • Master Security
  • Master Cloud Builder
  • Master Cloud and Managed Services
  • LifeCycle Advisor (HC, EN, Webex/Spark, Security, DNA & EA)
  • Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture
  • Advanced Security Architecture
  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture
  • Advanced Data Center Architecture
  • Advanced Internet of Things – Safety and Security

Cisco Powered Services

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)
  • Managed Unified Contact Center – UCC
  • Video and TelePresence as a Service (TPaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS
  • Managed Business Communications (BCaaS)
  • UC as a Service (HCaaS)

 

Awards

  • 2017 Cloud Partner of the Year – U.S. East
  • 2017 SLED Education Partner of the Year
  • 2017 Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year – U.S. South
  • 2016 SLED Transformational Partner of the Year, Americas
  • 2016 Cloud Partner of the Year, Americas East
  • 2015 Global Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year
  • 2015 US Cloud Collaboration Service Provider Partner of the Year
  • 2015 Public Sector Cloud Partner of the Year
  • 2015 US Architectural Excellence Cloud Provider of the Year
  • 2015 Cisco Partner of the Year – U.S. East
  • 2015 Cisco Partner of the Year – U.S. South
  • 2014 Cloud Innovator of the Year

 

Authorized Technology Provider

  • ATP – Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (In Process)
  • ATP – Unified Contact Center Enterprise
  • EA C1 – Enterprise Cloud Suites
  • EA – Security
  • EAC – Cisco EA Spark Flex Plan and Customer Collaboration
  • EA Collab – UC TP PC

Certifications

  • §  Expert (CCIE)  – 15 individuals (3 triple CCIEs)
  • §  Professional (CCDP/CCNP) – 12 individuals

VMware

  • Premier Solution Provider
  • VMware® vCloud Air™ Enterprise Level Service Provider
  • VSAN Elite Partner
  • VMWare Cloud on AWS Managed Services Provider

Competencies

  • Cloud Provider
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • Network Virtualization
  • Business Continuity
  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
  • Management Operations
  • Management Automation
  • Mobility Management
  • Server Virtualization Management
  • VMWare Cloud on AWS
  • Desktop Virtualization Management

Amazon

  • AWS Solution Provider
  • Standard Tier Partner – Commercial
  • Standard Tier Partner – Government

Competencies

  • Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • Certified Developer – Associate

 

Microsoft

  • Azure Circle Partner
  • Gold OEM Certified
  • Advisory Online Services – Government Partner

Competencies

  • Gold Application Development
  • Gold Windows and Devices
  • Silver Cloud Platform
  • Silver Collaboration and Content
  • Silver Data Platform
  • Silver Data Center
  • Microsoft Surface Authorized

Intel

  • Nationally Managed Partner Advisory Board
  • Platinum Partner

 


McAfee

  • Gold Partner
  • Executive Partner Advisory Council
  • Technical Partner Advisory Council

Competencies

  • Data Protection
  • Network Defense
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Web and eMail Security
  • System Security

 

Dell-EMC

  • Gold Business Partner

Competencies

  • Server
  • Storage
  • Data Protection
  • Converged Infrastructure

NetApp

  • Gold Partner
  • FlexPod Premium Partner

Competencies

  • FlexPod Certified
  • NetApp Accredited Storage Architect Professional (NASAP) Certified
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Certified (CDOT) Certified
  • NetApp Accredited Sales Professional (NASP) Certified

 


Zenoss

  • Global Advisory Board
  • Managed Service Provider Best in Class MSP Award 2015-2017
  • Innovator of the year 2014-2105

Awards

  • Managed Service Provider Best in Class MSP Award 2015-2017
  • Innovator of the year 2014-2105
 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Platinum Converged Infrastructure Partner
  • Platinum Networking Partner
  • Clearpass Nationally Certified

Competencies

  • Specialist – Microsoft Solutions: SQL
  • Specialist – Microsoft Solutions: Unified Communications
  • Specialist – Microsoft Solutions: Virtualization
  • Specialist – ProCurve Networking
  • Specialist – Public Sector
  • Specialist – Servers & Storage
  • Specialist – Virtualization Solutions (VMware)
Awards

  • Frontline (HP/Microsoft) –2012 Virtualization Partner of the Year
 

Certifications

  • Master – ASE – 3 individuals
  • ASE – 5 individuals (Networking, Storage, Converged Infrastructure)

Veeam

  • Gold Partner
  • VASP Program

Competencies

  • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
  • Veeam Certified Engineer-Advacned (VMCE-A)

 

  • Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)
  • Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

HP Inc.

  • Partner First Platinum Personal Systems Partner
  • Partner First Platinum Imaging Printing Partner
  • Partner First Gold Supplies Partner
  • Partner First Silver Supplies Partner

Competencies

  • Specialist Premier – Managed Print
  • Specialist Select – Managed Print
  • Specialist – DesignJet
  • Specialist – Thin Client
  • Specialist – Services, Delivery
  • Specialist – Device as a Service
  • Specialist – Services, Sales

Awards

  • 2015 Printing and Personal Systems Growth Reseller Partner of the Year