Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced it was awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of technology companies that provide the best partnering elements in their IT channel programs.
The Mellanox PartnerFIRST Program is a global channel program purpose-built to help resellers capitalize on leading products in fast growing markets with rich margins, comprehensive training and much more. The PartnerFIRST program is designed to give partners a distinct advantage by providing single-vendor access to complete end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions with best-in-class profitability.
To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, 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.
“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today and helps solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to bringing a robust and flexible partner program enriched with product innovation, business tools and service excellence to our partners,” said Darrin Chen, vice president of worldwide channels at Mellanox Technologies. “We focus on building long standing relationships and working closely with our partners to create customized programs dedicated to advancing their success and delivering value.” The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.