HyperConverged Infrastructure Leader Gridstore Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide
Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market
Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Centertoday 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.
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Through its Accelerate Partner Program, Gridstore sells their industry-leading hyper-converged solution through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and managed service providers that are highly skilled in delivering IT solutions to end-users. As a channel focused company, Gridstore designed the program to allow its partners to separate themselves from the competition, deliver highly differentiated solutions that end-users need and consequently gain a competitive advantage.
Gridstore’s Accelerate Partner Program provides materials, resources and experience, equipping partners with the tools needed to successfully promote an innovative solution that lowers TCO, optimizes Microsoft workloads, and offers their customers tangible value. With Gridstore’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, partners are providing offerings that are designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments and also are easy to setup, easy to manage and enable simple scaling. The Gridstore Accelerate Program enables partners to profitably expand their business and deliver true customer value.
Gridstore’s HyperConverged Infrastructure was purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center and brings together compute, storage, and networking into a single system that offers all-flash bare-metal performance, efficient scaling, and flexible design that eliminates costly compute sprawl. Customers achieve a 10X performance increase with 75% less infrastructure delivering 4X decrease in TCO.The HCA provides the ideal platform for Windows workloads available today, including VDI, SQL Server Consolidation, Dev/Test, and ROBO.
To determine the 2015 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.
“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 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 are extremely honored to be recognized by The Channel Company with the 5-Star rating for 2015,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore, and a recently named CRN 2015 Channel Chief. “The Channel Company does a very important job in bringing attention to the value of the channel, something we have long been committed to. Receiving this prestigious rating validates the basic tenets upon which we developed our Accelerate Program; providing our partners the tools and support necessary to help them achieve successes in their chosen markets.”
The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one scalable layer built on X86 hardware and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances include both compute and storage in a single system, and provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore’s patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.
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