SOURCE: PernixData


February 24, 2016 09:00 ET

PernixData Executives Named 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs

Company Displays Strong Channel Momentum With Prestigious Award Wins, Strong Partner Growth, and Continued Success of PernixPrime® Program

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) - PernixData announced today that Kristin Carnes, vice president of global channel sales, and Judy Kent, director of channel marketing, have been named to CRN's prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs, which distinguishes top leaders in IT who excel at driving growth and revenue through channel partners. This is the latest in a long line of channel accolades bestowed on PernixData, validating the company's extensive efforts building a world class channel program that facilitates the adoption of PernixData software in every virtualized data center.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel."

Carnes has been recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief and one of its Women of the Channel for four consecutive years in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Kent has previously been named to CRN's Women of the Channel in 2014 and 2015.

Ongoing Channel Success
PernixData has invested heavily in its channel program, including new resources, tools, accreditations, and incentives to foster a successful reseller business. Some of the results of these efforts include:

  • PernixData has a network of over 700 resellers worldwide in approximately 30 countries, with extensive distribution partners across Europe and in North America.
  • The PernixPrime program started as technical qualification on FVP software, but has since grown to include both sales and technical accreditation on PernixData's entire product portfolio. In just two years, almost 400 individuals have received PernixPrime accreditation, making PernixPrime one of the most successful reseller accreditation programs of its kind.
  • Over the last year, 60% of PernixData's customers were brought in by the partner community.
  • PernixData has received multiple awards as a result of the company's innovative technology and commitment to the channel. Recent awards include CRN Emerging Technology Vendor, CRN Channel Chief, CRN Data Center 100 and more. For a full list of PernixData accolades, please visit

"Channel partners are vital to the success of PernixData, driving the company towards its ultimate goal of placing storage analytics and acceleration software on every virtualized server," said Carnes. "We are extremely proud of our partners, and grateful that CRN keeps distinguishing the PernixData team for our ongoing efforts building a world class channel organization."

About PernixData®
PernixData software brings scale-out performance, analytics and management to any storage environment, maximizing the responsiveness of virtualized applications while minimizing infrastructure costs.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization and storage experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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