Annual Guide and 5-Star Designation Identifies the IT Channel’s Best Vendor Partner Programs
TORONTO – March 28, 2012 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating for its channel partner program and named to CRN Magazine’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide. The 2012 CRN 5-Star Rating and Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that deliver products through the IT Channel. CRN’s Partner Programs Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive sales through the indirect IT Channel.
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“Key to our success as an enabler of the channel is that we are a pure software supplier with a 100% channel-focused business model,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “We do not run, host, or operate backup service vaults of any kind which is a common practice with many backup and recovery vendors. Instead, we are committed to delivering solutions solely to and through our channel partners and believe that long-term business relationships based on shared ideals for sustainable growth are critical for success.”
In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in which vendors are assessed on information provided through submitted applications and reviewed by the CRN editorial team. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
Asigra’s Hybrid Partner Program enables partners to streamline backup service delivery while speeding time-to-revenue with improved margins. The company’s zero-conflict channel program is designed to level the playing field, allowing its diverse group of VAR, MSP and cloud service provider partners of any size to achieve top benefits based on contributions related to revenue growth, prospective sales opportunities, technical expertise, and Asigra “brand ambassadorship” to promote awareness in the partner’s own community.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing is featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN. View Asigra’s listing at http://bit.ly/He8z2s
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Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. Asigra Cloud Backup is built for progressive Managed Service Providers who focus on driving growth and increasing their total addressable market to better service their customers, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, proven and flexible cloud backup and recovery model. With more than 26 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized by Business Solutions Magazine as a Best Channel Vendor for 2012 and Storage Magazine named Asigra Cloud Backup its 2011 Product of the Year. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.
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