SimpliVity Awarded 5-Star Partner Rating in CRN Partner Program Guide for the Second Consecutive Year
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 24, 2014—SimpliVity, the leader in converged infrastructure with its award-winning OmniCube platform, today announced that it has been awarded the CRN 5-Star Partner Rating for the second consecutive year. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. This recognition further validates SimpliVity’s commitment to delivering outstanding services and technology products to help its channel partners succeed.
“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 recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”
To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
“Since partnering with SimpliVity a little over a year ago, SimpliVity has quickly become one of our fastest growing product lines. I attribute a lot of this to SimpliVity’s channel program, technology, and to the responsiveness of their sales and engineering teams,” said Brian Davidson, CEO, MSDI. “SimpliVity has been a great company to work with. Their willingness to roll up their sleeves really helps to keep opportunities moving in a positive direction, which is crucial in today’s ever-changing market.”
The CRN 5-Star distinction comes on the heels of CRN/The Channel Company recognizing Rich Shea, Vice President of Sales in the Americas, as a Channel Chief just last month. SimpliVity is committed to a channel-centric, go-to-market model—one that ensures success for its partners. SimpliVity enables its network of partners to distribute and implement its award-winning hyperconverged infrastructure platform to organizations of all sizes. The company’s partner program includes: deal registration and discount structure, access to collateral and enablement tools via its partner portal, on-demand training, market development funding, and discounted demo units.
“As SimpliVity’s partner program continues to rapidly grow, we remain fully committed to the success of our channel partners,” said Rich Shea, Vice President of Sales in the Americas, SimpliVity. “At SimpliVity, our go-to-market strategy is 100% via the channel; we do not have a direct sales model. Our approach to the channel is as an equal business partner and we believe that true success has to be mutual and based on shared objectives, respect, trust, and integrity.”
The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.
To learn more about SimpliVity’s partner program, visit www.simplivity.com/partner-portal.
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About SimpliVity Corporation
SimpliVity, the Data Virtualization Company, was established with the mission of simplifying IT by delivering a new data architecture that powers an assimilated infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube utilizes standard x86 base systems to converge server and storage functionality, along with significant advanced functionality that today is delivered by numerous disparate appliances—all at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity. OmniCube goes further than infrastructure convergence to enable a global network of systems for managing and protecting the virtual machines and their data. OmniCube systems are deployed in a network of two or more, creating an OmniCube Global Federation, which provides efficient data movement, resource sharing, and scalability.
SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect. Solutions and professional services are available through its reseller and partner channels along with sales, service, and customer support located worldwide. Information on SimpliVity Corporation is available at http://www.simplivity.com, or by contacting us at +1-508.310.0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation, and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.