Annual Guide Recognizes the IT Channel’s Top Partner Programs
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 1, 2019 — Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Silver Peak a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
The Silver Peak global Partner Edge program is designed to enable partners to build successful and profitable SD-WAN business practices. With the business-driven Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform serving as a customer-proven foundation, partners can capitalize on the business value of SD-WAN to create new revenue streams and accelerate time to value for new and existing customers. With EdgeConnect, partners can further extend value to customers with simplified deployments, centralized management, unified WAN optimization and a robust technology alliance ecosystem. With added margin incentives for new EdgeConnect customer deployments and follow-on business, partners can quickly broaden their customer base and increase customer retention.
“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”
“As a channel-first company, we’re doubling down on our commitments to partners through our global Partner Edge program. Earning a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2019 Partner Program Guide is a testament to the immense resources we have invested into enabling our partner community to succeed as we strive to make it the best SD-WAN partner program in the industry,” said Michael O’Brien, vice president of worldwide partner sales, Silver Peak. “Looking ahead, we will continue to broaden and expand our partner program with margin incentives, robust training and certification and industry leading enablement tools and resources, ultimately enabling Silver Peak partners to compete and win in the burgeoning SD-WAN market.”
The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
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