Annual Guide Recognizes Global SD-WAN Leader with Elite Rating for Five Years Running
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2020 — Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, is being recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide, for its Partner Edge channel program, marking the fifth consecutive year. This annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel.
To determine the 2020 5-Star ratings, the Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program to compile this guide. Each was scored based on several factors, including investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. Based on that assessment, the partner program with Silver Peak stands among the top technology suppliers in the IT channel, providing excellent value and support for solution providers.
The Silver Peak Partner Edge Program enables partners to support customers with new, cutting-edge SD-WAN solutions designed to transform their WAN with the business-driven Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform. Businesses that leverage the EdgeConnect platform and partner program accelerate revenue growth, reduce costs, gain business agility, and maintain competitive edge with the industry’s only self-driving wide area network™ platform. The program offers unique revenue and training requirements, enabling partners and customers to select the appropriate level of engagement based on their particular business model, goals, and commitment level.
“With the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace and support their growing business.” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide features insight into the strengths and benefits of each company’s program to identify those that truly support and drive positive change within the IT channel.”
“As a company that is 100 percent focused on the channel, it’s exciting and rewarding to have the Silver Peak channel program continue to garner recognition as a leading industry program that helps partners establish and quickly build profitable SD-WAN business practices,” said Ian Whiting, president, global field operations at Silver Peak. “Together with our partners, we’re enabling enterprise customers to transform the WAN into a business accelerant that drives maximum value from existing and ongoing cloud and digital transformation investments.”
The 2020 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN® and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.