SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2015 – Silver Peak, the leader in building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN), today 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.
As new and innovative technology are created to help bring flexibility and savings to the wide area network (WAN), partners have new opportunities to help their customers build new, cutting-edge solutions. Silver Peak’s Channel Partner Program ensures that global partners are fully equipped with the tools necessary to be valuable resources to customers, including sales, marketing, and training material to capitalize on new WAN market opportunities.
As part of the program, Silver Peak offers technical training and Silver Peak Certified Technical Partner Certification at no additional cost. These programs provide comprehensive courses and online curriculums to educate partner engineers on Silver Peak’s technology and products, key WAN fundamentals, best practices for identifying new opportunities, and running a successful proof-of-concept for WAN optimization.
“Receiving the 5-Star Rating from CRN is an exceptional milestone in the growth and evolution of Silver Peak’s global partner program,” said Bob Bruce, SVP of worldwide channel sales for Silver Peak. “As the demands for the WAN evolve, Silver Peak has been focused on addressing the dynamic and varied needs for our channel partners. This 5-Star Rating from CRN affirms our commitment to innovation and providing our partners with new opportunities to grow their business.”
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.”
In addition to the 5-Star rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide, Silver Peak was recognized for the CRN Data Center 100 List for 2015. CRN Data Center 100 is a collection of the technology vendors that power, support and protect today’s complex data centers.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
About Silver Peak
Silver Peak is the leader in building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN). Silver Peak enables enterprises to flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective WAN connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure Internet WAN connectivity, leveraging existing WAN investments while dramatically reducing ever-increasing WAN costs and complexity. Customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance. With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved or changed as business demands evolve. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com.