Gridstore Given 5-Star rating in CRN’s 2016 Partner Program Guide
Annual Guide Recognizes the Best Channel Partner Programs in the Market
Mountain View, Calif. – April 12, 2016,HyperGrid™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given HyperGrid a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, 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.
Gridstore’s technology focus on the Microsoft ecosystem strategically aligns with its extensive Microsoft business practice, providing channel partners the most innovative and robust offering available in the channel. Adding the Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure to their portfolios allows partners to address the growing demand for a solution that delivers the high-performance, simplicity and competitive price range not found from other current hyper-converged players.
Gridstore has revolutionized hyper-converged infrastructure solutions for partners of all sizes with the only solution purpose-built for Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center, along with a world class partner program. Through its industry leading Accelerate Partner Program, Gridstore sells products exclusively through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and service providers that have the skills necessary to deliver Microsoft System Center-based IT solutions to end-users. As a dedicated channel focused company, Gridstore has designed the program to allow its partners to differentiate themselves from the competition, deliver innovative solutions that end-users need and consequently gain a competitive advantage.
“The channel have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”
Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore, stated: “Since inception we have been a 100 per cent channel focused vendor, delivering products and solutions which have been designed to address the needs of the end user. We have not only developed a range of solutions based on Microsoft technology – including Hyper-V and Windows Server – specifically to address what users are deploying in the enterprise, we have done so to maximise the sales opportunity and margins for the channel.
Everything we have done as a vendor has been done to support our partners in the channel – from product inception through to one of the most comprehensive partner programs available in the market today. So we are delighted that this has been recognized by CRN.”
The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the February issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.
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