Annual guide and 5-Star designation identifies the IT channel’s most innovative vendor partner programs
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 27, 2012 – DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Program Guide. DataCore was also awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The 2012 CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. CRN’s Partner Program Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.
In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed applications. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
DataCore is enabling partners to take advantage of the lucrative opportunities in storage by providing access to the foremost software of its kind - the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor. Demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to the channel, DataCore has simplified the process of selling and implementing the storage hypervisor by announcing significant new tools and enhancements to its Partner Program, which will help create new revenue streams and provide enhanced tools to global channel partners. For more information on DataCore’s recent enhancements for channel partners and volume resellers please turn to: “DataCore Software Expands Channel Partner Ecosystem to Capitalize on Fast Growing Storage Hypervisor and Virtualization Market Opportunity” and “DataCore Software Targets Volume Resellers, System Integrators, SSD Vendors and System Builders with Fast-Start Business Development Programs.”
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2012 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
“We are honored to be named to this distinguished list for the third year in a row,” said Linda Haury, vice president of worldwide marketing, DataCore Software. “Our global partners and resellers are key to our growth and we have developed enhancements to our program to meet their evolving needs. With our SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor, we are enabling them to build on their virtualization, cloud, and storage practices. As part of the DataCore Partner Program, organizations can increase sales by offering a solution that virtualizes existing and new storage devices and works across both physical and virtual worlds. It allows partners to easily penetrate new accounts, enhance existing storage investments, and provide an enduring infrastructure platform to deliver future services and add-on sales.”
The 2012 Partner Program Guide and 5-Star Partners listing are featured on CRN.com and are included in the March 2012 issue of CRN. See the DataCore Software listing here:
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software leveraged in virtual and physical IT environments to obtain high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage. DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, yet hardware-independent solution which fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage for large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111.
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