Partner Programs

HYCU Offers New Program Complementing Nutanix Velocity Program

HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for next-generation Enterprise Clouds, today announced a new program, Speed to HYCU, for Nutanix Velocity program mid-market focused channel partners. This first HYCU channel program specifically focused on HYCU partners serving mid-market customers rewards partners for selling HYCU licenses with Nutanix Velocity opportunities. The Speed to HYCU Program follows the announcement of the new HYCU Global Partner Program that has been well received in the market. Similar to the Global Partner Program, Speed to HYCU is intended to provide additional value for Partners selling the joint Nutanix and HYCU solution.

"We're thrilled that partners like HYCU are investing in our technology and initiatives to drive adoption of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software," said Jay Chitnis, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, Nutanix. "HYCU has echoed the Velocity Program's vision of creating programs and incentives specifically with the mid-market in-mind. We value HYCU's commitment to working alongside Nutanix to prioritize helping our partners and, ultimately, providing our customers with the right solutions for their datacenter needs."

 

Cohesity Empowers Service Providers to Build, Manage, and Grow Cohesity Powered Multi-Cloud Services on One Web-Scale Platform

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Cohesity announced an expansion of the Cohesity Partner Program that empowers service providers to rapidly build and deliver highly differentiated secondary data and application services to meet the growing demands of enterprise customers. Service providers that join the Cohesity Partner Program can now utilize new capabilities in the Cohesity DataPlatform including multi-tenancy, tenant self-service, and chargeback reporting to deliver high-value services across private, public, and hybrid clouds within one web-scale platform.

Cohesity also announced today the Cohesity Powered trust mark, a designation available only to qualified partners who build their businesses on Cohesity's trusted platform and adhere to strict quality standards. The trust mark enables partners to further differentiate their value in the market while driving customer preference for their innovative services.

"The Cohesity Partner Program gives service providers innovative ways to help customers directly address the complexities of mass data fragmentation while harnessing the power of secondary data and applications," said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity. "By building their own solutions on Cohesity's platform, coupled with the credibility of the Cohesity Powered trust mark, service providers can confidently offer a wider array of value-added services to their customers, grow their businesses, and help customers derive the most value from their secondary data."

ZeroStack Announces Cloud Innovation Partner Program

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced the ZeroStack Cloud Innovation Partner Program, its inaugural program for its global partner ecosystem.

Designed for resellers who can see the writing on the wall and want to transition to selling cloud platforms and services, the worldwide Cloud Innovation Partner Program is designed to accelerate partners' ability to bring their customers the benefits of public cloud at a fraction of the cost, and to offer the control, security and performance of a private cloud environment. The program supports the success of resellers (Cloud Innovation Partners), service providers (Cloud Innovation Service Providers), and Distributors (Cloud Innovation Distributors), and provides unique benefits tailored around the capabilities of each partner. Each partner category has a customized partnership model within the program, which is designed to maximize value for that partner type's unique business model.

Cloudian Launches Technology Partner Program to Address Data Centers' Explosive Unstructured Data Growth

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today launched its Data Management Partners Program. The Program combines leading data management products with Cloudian's infinitely scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the Program include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks.

"With unstructured data growing more than 50 percent each year, IT managers need effortlessly scalable solutions rather than temporary fixes. This new partner ecosystem delivers proven solutions for biggest capacity challenges, such as data protection, file management, and media archiving," said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian. "Our customers can easily deploy these solutions to immediately simplify their infrastructure and save 70 percent on capacity costs, while delivering a long-term scalable solution for their data management needs."

Cloudian Unveils New Partner Program to Capitalize on Explosive Growth in Unstructured Data

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced the Cloudian HyperForce Partners channel program, which was designed to help partners build scale-out object-storage solutions to address their customers' unstructured data storage challenges.

The HyperForce Partners channel program reinforces Cloudian's commitment to the channel and enables resellers to capitalize on today's exploding need to store and protect unstructured data. Unstructured data is growing 50 percent year over year and now accounts for 80 percent of storage capacity shipped industry-wide.

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Rackspace Achieves Ten Microsoft Partner Competencies for Managed Services Across Microsoft Technologies

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Rackspace today announced that the company has achieved seven gold and three silver Microsoft Partner Competencies for capabilities spanning application development, cloud platform support, data management, business applications, mobility and productivity. Microsoft Partner Competencies recognize companies in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) for their proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in a specialized area of business.

"Rackspace continues to grow its expertise in Microsoft cloud solutions as these 10 Microsoft Partner Competencies prove, making the company a reliable and long-standing member of the Microsoft Partner Network," said Aziz Benmalek, Vice President, Worldwide Hosting and Cloud Services at Microsoft Corp. "The company continuously strives to deliver positive customer outcomes with service-oriented solutions to meet our joint customer needs."

Cloud Foundry Welcomes SUSE as Platinum Member

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced that SUSE has increased its engagement and support of Cloud Foundry by becoming a Platinum member. The move comes as SUSE is readying itself to enter the PaaS market with a Cloud Foundry certified product. SUSE CTO Thomas Di Giacomo will also be serving on the Foundation's Board of Directors. SUSE was previously a Silver-level member of the Foundation since 2015, joining Google, EMC, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VW, VMware and more than 60 other technology innovators.

"Having been involved with Cloud Foundry for a while now, we recognize the value of contributing to and working with this very important community," said Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO, SUSE. "Cloud Foundry is a key element of SUSE's software-defined infrastructure and application platforms strategy, and our intent is to bring an enterprise-grade, fully certified Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service product to market. We believe our customers and partners will welcome such a solution, and we are pleased to help the Foundation and its members develop innovative, open source solutions that deliver real business benefits."

2nd Watch Achieves AWS Service Delivery Partner Status for Four AWS Service Offerings

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2nd Watch, a managed public cloud provider for enterprises, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery Partner status for four AWS service offerings including Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS CloudFront and AWS Database Migration Service. 2nd Watch also holds AWS competencies for Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Life Sciences, and Marketing and Commerce, and is an audited, approved and accredited AWS Managed Service Partner.

The AWS Service Delivery Program recently launched and is designed to highlight APNPartners who have a track record of delivering verified customer success for specific AWS products, so . customers can easily find qualified APN Partners that provide expertise in a specific service or skill area. To qualify, APN Partners must pass service-specific verification of customer references and a technical review, meaning customers can be confident they are working with partners that provide recent and relevant experience.

Zerto Revamps Partner Program to Address Partner Growth

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Disaster recovery solutions provider Zerto announced today that is has made some significant changes and updates to its Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) Program. The updates have been put in place to better meet the needs of Zerto's partner network since experiencing extreme growth; from 33 partners in 2012 to more than 1,500 reseller, cloud service provider (CSP) and system integrator partners today. Looking at more recent figures, Zerto has seen 50 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in its partner network and 112 percent YoY growth in partner certifications. The program refresh, according to Zerto, is based directly on feedback they have received from partners as they've experienced this growth, and focuses on providing extra simplicity, an equal rewards approach regardless of partner type and a unique rewards-based training method Zerto calls "gamification." 

"The Zerto partner program is simple, far more simple than any other program we've been a part of -it just works," said Stephen Johnson, President, Corus360. "It's easy to get to the Zerto team and resources that we need, which allows us to focus on designing and deploying DR solutions and services in the field. The new Zerto partner program changes the way we do business and enables us to be more successful in growing our data recovery and business continuity opportunities." 

Platform9 Launches Channel Partner Program to Meet Growing Demand for Private Clouds

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Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced a channel partner program designed for resellers, service providers and systems integrators focused on cloud computing, enabling them to more efficiently design and deploy flexible, enterprise-ready OpenStack private clouds for their customers.

According to Wikibon, true private cloud (on-premise and hosted together) is expected to grow from $7 billion in 2015 to $201 billion in 2026 (36% CAGR) and be 31% of infrastructure spend. At last month's OpenStack Summit, the OpenStack Foundation said half of the Fortune 100 use OpenStack. Wal-Mart, AT&T, SAP and Wells Fargo all spoke about how they're using open source code to build their private clouds.