SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2014 – Silver Peak, the leader in accelerating data over distance, announced today that its Champions Channel Partner Program has been included in the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG), which highlights the service providers and technology vendors whose offerings provide the underpinnings of today's mission-critical network connectivity solutions.
As the wide area network (WAN) becomes increasingly essential for connecting the enterprise and public cloud, as well as replicating large amounts of data over distance, Silver Peak’s Champions Channel Partner Program ensures that global partners are fully equipped with valuable sales, marketing and training tools 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.
“The Silver Peak Champions Channel Partner Program enables our partners to address all types of customer needs in the WAN optimization market,” said Chris Helfer, SVP of worldwide sales for Silver Peak. “This designation confirms our commitment to our partners’ success and we are proud to be recognized by CRN as one of the top vendors in this year’s Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide.”
“As network solution providers expand their businesses to provide the cloud and connectivity services their customers demand, telecom agents and ISPs are eyeing the IT channel as an additional source of revenue and an in-road to a whole new set of clients,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We’re witnessing a fundamental change in the IT industry as two formerly disparate types of solution and service providers become one. Through resources like the CRN Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide, solution providers seeking partners are better able to identify and connect with organizations specifically chosen for their channel-savvy go-to-market strategies and the enthusiastic and creative ways they are embracing these shared opportunities.”
The Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at www.crn.com.
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