Pivot3 Press Release

Pivot3 Given 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2016 Partner Program Guide

Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of dynamic hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Pivot3 a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

“The Pivot3 partner program, combined with the new program benefits and mixture of strengths across HCI, flash storage and surveillance, makes Pivot3 the ideal channel partner”

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To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, 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.

This is the second year that Pivot3 has received the CRN 5-Star Award. NexGen Storage, a pioneer in PCIe-based flash storage with Quality of Service (QoS) which was recently acquired by Pivot3, was awarded in 2015. This news coincides with the integration of the Pivot3 Channel Program and the NexGen Partner Priority Network as part of the two companies merging.

Pivot3’s award-winning partner program enables channel partners to provide exceptional delivery of best-in-class hyperconverged infrastructure and flash storage solutions with QoS that is unprecedented in the marketplace.

Pivot3 provides partners with in-depth content and training on the value of Pivot3’s unique hyperconverged and flash storage solutions in order to significantly increase sales. Partners now have access to an expanded solution portfolio across the areas of HCI, flash storage and surveillance.

“Taking best practices from both the Pivot3 Channel Program and the NexGen Partner Priority Network gives Maureen Data Systems access to a broader solution portfolio in two fast-growing market segments,” said Stewart Lande, president of Maureen Data Systems. “The new Pivot3 channel partner program will enable us to accelerate sales, delight customers and maximize margins.”

Partners will also have access to new program benefits, such as the Pivot3 Center of Excellence, which provides them with

a proof of concept for customers with an always-on, always-ready consistent environment for showcasing Pivot3 solutions. Additionally, Pivot3 has added co-marketing ‘hyperfunds’ to its program to improve sales velocity for partners, helping them to increase their demand generation and deal registration in order to close more deals.

“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”

“The Pivot3 partner program, combined with the new program benefits and mixture of strengths across HCI, flash storage and surveillance, makes Pivot3 the ideal channel partner,” said Tony Craythorne, SVP of Worldwide Sales, partners of Pivot3. “We’re proud to be a one hundred percent channel company working with many different types of partners, including value-added resellers, service providers, infrastructure/data center providers as well as security integrators. We’re focused on building the best technology that provides value to our joint customers, supported by the strongest partner program that enables partners to grow their margins, market share and customer satisfaction within the fastest growth areas in IT today.”

The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.

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About Pivot3

Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged infrastructure. Pivot3’s patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3’s unique Quality of Service and Virtualization Management capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. Today, Pivot3 has more than 2,000 customers around the world deploying more than 16,000 hyperconverged infrastructures in multiple industries such as healthcare, government, transportation, video surveillance, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Pivot3Inc) or visit us at http://pivot3.com. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list. To learn more about Pivot3, visit http://pivot3.com/.

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