SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 10, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has again awarded Silver Peak a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services 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 2017 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 along with sales support and communication.
The Silver Peak Global Partner Program is specifically designed to attract, educate and enable valued channel partners to capitalize on the burgeoning software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market opportunity. With multiple partnership levels, sales and technical certifications, a distinct partner program mobile application and Basecamp along with a user-friendly Silver Peak partner portal, the program measures success in the growth in partner technical expertise and competency surrounding SD-WAN technologies and capabilities.
“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”
“As a channel-first organization, we take tremendous pride in having the best talent and the most complete SD-WAN solution in the business to accelerate the growth and success of our global channel program and ecosystem,” said Derek Dal Ponte, director of channel marketing at Silver Peak. “The sheer volume of partner interest we are receiving around our Unity EdgeConnect solution underscores the opportunity SD-WAN presents to Silver Peak, our partners and our customers around the world.”
The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.