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SolidFire Featured in CRN 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide

Guide highlights leading cloud partner programs

BOULDER, Colo., October 14, 2015

SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, announced today that its Cloud Builder Partner Program has been recognized in the The Channel Company’s prominent CRN® 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.

The CRN 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide provides a valuable resource for solution providers to navigate the booming cloud marketplace by identifying technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.

“Each cloud provider and vendor in the Cloud Partner Program Guide was selected by CRN editors for putting forth substantive cloud partner programs that demonstrate a real buy-in and support of the channel community,” says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the pace of change and fierce competition in the growing cloud market, it’s imperative that a solution provider finds vendor partners capable of giving them consistent, tangible support to grow their cloud-related revenue. The CRN 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide helps them find those partners that are right for their business.”

SolidFire’s Cloud Builder Partner Program was designed to help partners tackle their customers’ most strategic storage and cloud infrastructure projects, providing them with an all-flash scale-out storage system to address the performance, scale and management challenges inherent to legacy storage systems. Only SolidFire’s Cloud Builder Partner Program offers enterprises and service providers access to solutions that enable them to deliver guaranteed storage performance to thousands of business-critical applications from a single, shared storage infrastructure.

The Cloud Builder Partner Program has become a fundamental element of SolidFire’s go-to-market strategy, enabling the partner community to profitably engage with the SolidFire customer base in consistent and complementary ways. The program recognizes partners’ expertise, rewards them for the total impact they have in the marketplace and delivers value to help their business thrive. SolidFire grew this ecosystem to more than 180 partners since its inception in 2013, while keeping strict constraints on applicants, carefully selecting partners by quality as opposed to quantity.

“The wave of cloud computing has significantly impacted IT infrastructure, setting new standards for its agility, scale, automation and operational efficiency. This has raised the bar on what it means for solutions providers and systems integrators to deliver IT services,” said Mark Conley, director, worldwide channel sales and operations at SolidFire. “Being featured in CRN’s prestigious Cloud Partner Program Guide demonstrates that our program enables our Cloud Builder partners to tackle these needs head on, help them transition their customers to the Next Generation Data Center, and as a result, generate new business opportunities.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com. By combining the Cloud Partner Program Guide with The Channel Company’s upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, solution providers have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information available to accelerate their cloud strategies and solutions.

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