FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5- Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion – or all – of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that take into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
DataCore™ has a vibrant global channel partner community, with channel programs tailored to the nuances of each geographic location. Through its Premier Partner Program, DataCore looks to extend partners' current virtualization practices and expand their prospecting fields and account footprints. More than 500 solution partners worldwide actively offer solutions based on the SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor, and the program's singular "Premier" tier is designed for partners focused on IT infrastructure solutions. Partners are selected by invitation only to cover regional territories without over-distribution. The DataCore Premier Partner Program offers resellers a range of benefits, including a distinctive competitive advantage, an expanded virtualization opportunity, greater account control, better customer retention, and higher profitability."The companies listed in the CRN 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director for UBM Tech 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." "DataCore Software is honored to be recognized by CRN with its prestigious 5-Star award for the fourth consecutive year and included in the CRN 2013 Partner Program Guide," said David Ochser, channel chief, Americas at DataCore Software. "Our partners have been and will continue to be fundamental in our continued growth and success and we value the close working relationships we have with them. DataCore is continuously innovating to ensure that our channel partners benefit from all the services and support we offer through our DataCore Premier Partner Program." The 2013 Partner Program Guide is featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing is highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN. About DataCore Software DataCore Software develops storage virtualization software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilization from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor is a comprehensive, hardware-independent solution that fundamentally changes the economics of provisioning, replicating and protecting storage in large enterprises and small to midsize businesses. For additional information, visit the DataCore website at http://www.datacore.com or call (877) 780-5111. About UBM Tech Channel ( www.ubmchannel.com) UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com. UBM llc ( www.ubm.com) UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com DataCore, the DataCore logo and SANsymphony are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Media Contacts: Betzi Hanc UBM Tech Channel 508-416-1182 firstname.lastname@example.org JaeMi Pennington Davies Murphy Group (DMG) 781-418-2401 email@example.com