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CRN Awards 5-Star Rating for WAN Technology Leadership

Star trophyAs the demands for the wide area network evolve and the movement toward building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN) accelerates, Silver Peak has been focused on addressing the dynamic and varied needs for our channel partners. And this work hasn’t gone unnoticed. We are pleased to announce that Silver Peak has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide.

This 5-Star Rating from CRN affirms our commitment to innovation and providing our partners with new opportunities to grow their business. The 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.

“Receiving the 5-Star Rating from CRN is an exceptional milestone in the growth and evolution of Silver Peak’s global partner program.” -Bob Bruce, SVP of worldwide channel sales for Silver Peak

As new and innovative technology are created to help bring flexibility and savings to the WAN, partners now have 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 both SD-WAN and WAN optimization deployments.

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.

Robert Faletra, CEO of the The Channel Company stated, “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. 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.