March 28, 2011 09:00 ET

BlueArc Awarded CRN's Five-Star Partner Rating

Annual Partner Programs Guide Recognizes the IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - BlueArc® Corporation, the leading independent file storage provider at scale, has been named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide and has been recognized with a five-star partner program rating. CRN's Partner Programs Guide rating serves as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. A five-star partner program rating recognizes the elite subset of vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel program.

BlueArc has made significant enhancements to its Partner Acceleration Program over the past year with the addition of new sales tools and resources, program tiers, increased access to technical training, and a new Authorized Service Provider certification program. With more than 175 partners in North America, Eastern Europe/CIS, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the Partner Acceleration Program is aimed to provide BlueArc's channel partners worldwide with the support and tools they need to meet customer demands.

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel's CRN.

"This accolade is a true testament to BlueArc's reputation of providing channel partners with the tools they need to better meet customers' at scale needs," said Bridget Warwick, senior vice president of marketing. "We strive to provide our partners with a competitive advantage by providing innovative tools and technical support that position our valued channel partners for success. BlueArc is honored to be recognized by CRN and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with our reseller community."

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide listing will be featured on and in the March 28 issue of CRN.

About BlueArc
BlueArc partners with customers to solve their storage and data management-related business challenges. BlueArc's best-of-breed, high-performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage solutions help to accelerate our customers' success. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

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