WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, announced it has been featured by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. 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.
When compiling its guide, The Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program, which was then scored based on several factors. These include investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. Based on the researchers’ assessment, the partner program with Weka was found to be among the top technology suppliers in the IT channel, offering both excellent value and support for solution providers.
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Weka’s global partner program, the Weka Innovation Network™ (WIN), gives partners the tools they need to solve customers’ most significant data-intensive challenges.
“The WIN global partner program provides a strong partner ecosystem to create solutions that solve customer problems in computationally intensive environments, including AI/ML, genomics, and financial services, where accelerated data access is paramount,” said Charla Bunton-Johnson, global director of partner and field marketing at WekaIO. “Moreover, WIN delivers training, turn-key campaigns, deal registration, and more to support partners in growing their revenue.”
“With the speed of innovation and the complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace with and support their growing business needs,” 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.”
The foundation of the WIN program is a modern storage file system, WekaFS™, Weka’s flagship product. It was uniquely built for organizations that need to solve big problems, and designed to provide top performance at any scale. It is particularly useful for IO-intensive applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), High-Performance Computing (HPC), and technical computing.
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“The deluge of data has created incredible opportunities for innovation; however as data sets grow, it’s also creating storage challenges in the data center in scaling to extreme capacities while still maintaining the maximum performance that I/O-intensive workloads demand. WekaFS, in a distinct category of one, fills a critical gap in the market by delivering a modern storage infrastructure,” said Scott Constable, director of alliances at Vespertec, an Accelerator level partner in the WIN Partner Program.
“For our partners, WekaFS is an essential tool that not only eliminates the complexity and compromises associated with managing legacy storage infrastructures but also provides the ability to stay relevant, competitive, and ultimately profitable. WekaFS delivers unmatched performance at any scale, and it does all this while delivering the same enterprise features and benefits of traditional storage,” added Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WekaIO.
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