DataCore Software Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN 2018 Partner Program Guide
FT LAUDERDALE, FL, May 14, 2018 – DataCore Software today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recently awarded DataCore Software with a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide. 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. DataCore has consistently received this rating every year since 2010 in recognition of its dedication to and support for its channel partners.
To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
"Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers," said Robert Faletra, executive chairman of The Channel Company. "CRN's Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today."
DataCore's partner program provides partners with the opportunity to lead the conversation with customers who are looking for innovative software-defined storage and hyperconverged architectures. The company's software-only approach enables partners to enter into deals with a highly competitive solution, a lower cost and a differentiated approach to solving customer challenges. Furthermore, DataCore allows partners to sell into their existing installed base with critical features such as high availability and disaster recovery, application performance and a centralized management tool.
In addition to generous financial incentives, DataCore offers significant training incentives to partners. The company's channel enablement program has separate training and certifications for pre-sales and engineering teams. Training programs for new partners are complimentary for the first year, including sales professional training, solutions architect training, and a one-week DCIE certification that teaches partners to install DataCore products and become a professional services partner.
"We offer this level of training because we understand that learning about how to solve a customer's business problems using software can be a powerful differentiator for their business," said Mike Coner, national channel sales director at DataCore Software. "We also make it easy to be a partner through activities such as providing leads through our Partner Portal, removing fees for new partners, and providing funding for joint events. As a result, our partner program continues to experience tremendous growth."
The 2018 Partner Program Guide is featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
DataCore is the authority on real-time data. The company pioneered software-defined storage and is now bringing its technology to hyperconverged and workload optimization. DataCore empowers IT organizations to achieve always-available, high-performance and highly efficient data. Its patented technology eliminates storage bottlenecks with adaptive parallel I/O optimization, enables zero-downtime synchronous mirroring, and provides a true hardware-agnostic architecture — resulting in flexibility, resource efficiencies, and cost savings.
DataCore software is the cornerstone of the next-generation, software-defined data center. DataCore's value has been proven in more than 10,000 customer deployments across traditional, hyper-converged, cloud, and hybrid environments. Visit http://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.
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