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Virtualization's Third Dimension: Everything Channel Awards DataCore Software the 2010 Five-Star Partner Rating for Its Commitment to the Channel
DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors for its DataCore Partner Program. Additionally, the DataCore Partner Program was awarded a Five-Star rating, representative of an exceptional program.  

DataCore Takes Virtualization to the Third Dimension 

DataCore provides the essential storage dimension to virtualization, enabling solution providers to accelerate sales cycles and increase margins by making it easier for solution providers to leverage their virtual server and virtual desktop practices and increase business from existing sales opportunities.  

The Five-Star recognition is significant since DataCore has recently undergone a major push to make it easier for partners to reap the rewards and benefits of having DataCore storage virtualization solutions in their arsenal of product offerings. A new Solution Advisor Resource Center includes a wealth of sales training and positioning tools and materials to help resellers and solution advisors grow their virtualization business with DataCore's storage virtualization solutions - 

“We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities and information on the hottest new program offerings,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. “The quality of a technology vendor´s partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year’s Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel.” 

The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star appear in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at 

"We are very pleased that Everything Channel has recognized DataCore as a Five-Star Partner Program winner,” states Bill Ferara, director of channel sales for the Americas, DataCore Software. "The word is getting out that DataCore storage virtualization software overcomes the major storage-related obstacles and upheavals that slow down or stop virtualization projects from getting off the ground or being successful when deploying a virtual infrastructure. We are confident that resellers will profit from adding DataCore storage virtualization to its business portfolio, particularly since storage virtualization software has become more and more a strategic part of any virtualization deployment.”  

Background on the Five-Star Partner Program  

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel´s research department.  Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors´ responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing and demand generation.  

To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (enterprise, midsize, small and emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size. 

Virtualization’s Third Dimension – Storage Virtualization 

DataCore software provides the strategic, third dimension to value-added resellers’ and IT solution providers’ virtualization businesses. DataCore storage virtualization software eliminates storage-related disruptions, performance bottlenecks and funding roadblocks that jeopardize virtualization projects.  

Capture the Storage Virtualization Opportunity  

For information about reselling DataCore Software, please contact or contact an authorized distributor.

DataCore’s North American distributors are: Alternative Technology, Ingram Micro, Lifeboat Distribution, and Tech Data Corporation.

VARs and solution providers that would like to partner with DataCore can also visit

Published Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6:35 PM by David Marshall
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