SimpliVity Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide for Third Consecutive Year
Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – March 23, 2015 – SimpliVity the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for IT, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
Gartner estimates the total integrated system spending will grow by a 24 percent CAGR from 2013 through 2018 to reach a total of $19 billion. SimpliVity has started to harness that growth – becoming the fastest technology infrastructure company to reach $1 billion valuation after just 23 months of shipping products. The company’s growth is due in part to its rapidly expanding channel partner program. In 2014 alone, SimpliVity increased its global channel partnerships by more than 200 percent, and launched Partner Advantage, a program that enables leading IT resellers and integrators to offer their customers a world-class solution to transform their data centers. The program provides a highly transparent, single point of entry for technology distributors, resellers and integrators, while also offering resources that empower partners to sell SimpliVity’s advanced data center technology.
To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed vendors based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognize the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”
“We believe the best way to deliver our world-class technology solutions to customers is through strong channel partners,” said George Hope, Vice President, Global Channels, SimpliVity. “Today’s recognition of the Partner Advantage program demonstrates SimpliVity’s commitment to our partners’ success, and dedication to providing them with the tools and training they need to grow their pipelines and accelerate typical sale cycles. We also know that SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT infrastructure is helping our partners open new doors and develop stronger, value-based relationships with their customers. It’s a win-win solution.”
SimpliVity was awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2013 and 2014 Program Guides. Additionally, SimpliVity’s Mitch Breen and George Hope were named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs in February. The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com
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SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services. By assimilating eight to twelve core data center functions, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more, SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform delivered on hyperconverged infrastructure delivers a 3x reduction in TCO. It’s also differentiated by global unified management, integrated backup and replication, and unparalleled efficiency via deduplication, compression and optimization of data before it hits disk to save IOPS and capacity on primary storage and throughout the workload’s lifecycle. Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is in use at hundreds of enterprises and service providers worldwide, including T-Systems; City of Arvada, Colorado; MLB Network; and Wausau Coated. Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors. For more information, contact us at +1 508-310-1032, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.simplivity.com.
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