SOURCE: Xiotech


April 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Xiotech Awarded 5-Star Partner Rating by CRN

Coveted Designation Underscores Company's Commitment to Empowering VAR and Solution Provider Success

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) -  Xiotech Corporation, the ISE Company, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious 5-Star Partner rating in CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide. This honor follows closely on the heels of Xiotech Vice President of Worldwide Sales Mark Glasgow being named a 2011 Channel Chief by CRN.

Xiotech's multi-tiered Reseller Partner Program arms VARs and solution providers with the tools and support necessary to win business and drive higher revenues. In engaging with Xiotech, partners benefit from a direct-assist territory management sales model that fosters a cooperative selling environment; highly competitive compensation plans; and industry-leading technology with the ISE Storage Blade family -- including Hybrid ISE, integrating HDDs and SSDs to eliminate the performance and capacity trade-off -- serving as the building block for VDI and other performance-starved applications.

"We are honored to be recognized for the second time in three years as best-in-class by CRN for fueling the success of our value-added reseller and solution provider partners," said Glasgow. "Xiotech's worldwide Reseller Partner Program will continue to empower the channel with innovative technology bolstered by sales, technical and marketing resources to help our partners deliver industry-leading virtual desktop and cloud-based solutions to customers."

CRN's Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success.

"The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today. Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. 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, VP and Editorial Director, Everything Channel's CRN.

The 2011 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing are featured on and in the March 28th issue of CRN.

About ISE Storage Blades
Representing a new way to acquire and scale storage, ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) is a revolutionary, high-performance, power-efficient 3U storage blade that can be deployed anywhere in the physical or virtual datacenter. Based on Xiotech's patented storage innovations, ISE storage blades set new standards for data storage performance, reliability, scalability and value. Featuring a "zero-touch" design, ISE storage blades are backed by an unprecedented 5-year hardware warranty.

About Xiotech, The ISE Company
Xiotech, the ISE Company, is the world's leading provider of high-performance storage blades, purpose built for today's cloud and virtual desktop-to-data center initiatives. With more than 1,200 customers across all major industries, including 28 of the Fortune 50, ISE delivers storage that scales from the mid-market to the largest enterprise and government organization. The company's patented storage blades provide the industry's best combination of performance, capacity and scale, filling the ever-widening gap between performance-limited traditional storage arrays and capacity-limited emerging memory solutions. The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with an engineering and development center in Hyderabad, India. Field sales and system support teams are located in many other cities across the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Xiotech at, or follow us on Twitter @xiotech.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel 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, Everything 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. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at Follow us on Twitter at

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