04. May 2022 | Corporate News, Partner News

CANCOM wins IBM Storage Partner Award 2021

IBM Partner Award

From left: Kate Woolley, General Manager IBM Ecosystem, Tobias Hoermann, EVP IT Solutions & ICT at CANCOM, and Marco Braun, Vice President IBM Partner Ecosystem DACH.

  • Award recognizes the greatest growth with IBM in the storage sector in the past year
  • Particular focus was on requirements in the hybrid cloud environment
  • In the future, IBM and CANCOM intend to drive business activities for a crisis-proof and future-proof infrastructure

As part of the annual IBM Ecosystem Partner Event DACH, CANCOM was honored as Storage Partner 2021. At this year’s virtual event, IBM presented awards to outstanding business partners who have had the greatest impact on IBM’s business in 2021. CANCOM was recognized for the greatest growth in the storage sector.

The common goal last year was to expand storage capabilities to meet the needs of CANCOM customers in the hybrid cloud environment. This enabled to expand the growth of the partnership, which has been existing since the mid-1990s, particularly in the storage sector in 2021. Numerous successfully implemented customer projects of various sizes have contributed to this. The award confirms the joint strategic orientation of the two partners as well as the commitment of CANCOM to open hybrid cloud infrastructures. As the event could only take place virtually this year, Kate Woolley, General Manager IBM Ecosystem, and Marco Braun, Vice President IBM Partner Ecosystem DACH, personally presented the award in a small setting to Tobias Hoermann, EVP IT Solutions & ICT at CANCOM. For more than 20 years, CANCOM has been offering its customers consulting and services for IBM solutions, e.g. in the areas of mainframe, power server, storage, security, cloud, IT automation and other IBM software. CANCOM has already received numerous awards from IBM, most recently the Security Award in 2020 for the success story of the CANCOM Security Operations Center (SOC) and in 2019 for growth and services in the IBM Power Environment. In the future, the joint business activities will be further expanded for a crisis-proof and future-proof infrastructure for CANCOM customers.

IBM Storage Partner 2021


As a leading Hybrid IT Service Provider, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source. 

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings. 

The more than 5,600 employees of the internationally active CANCOM Group, with around 80 locations in the DACH region, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, as well as an efficient partner network, ensure market presence and customer proximity. The CANCOM Group is managed by Ruediger Rath (CEO), Jochen Borenich (CSO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company’s headquarters are in Munich. CANCOM generated annual revenues of around €1.5 billion in 2023. The Group parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).