The DataCore Partner Technical Summit-West took place June 5-7 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. It was a great event, with lots of positive energy, sharing of best practices, and learning. Tuesday was dedicated to technical teams from the DataCore reseller partner community.
DataCore executives George Teixeira, President and CEO; Carlos Carreras, Senior VP of Worldwide Business Development & Strategic Alliances; Carrie Reber, Worldwide VP of Marketing; Devi Madhavan, VP of Channel Sales & Enablement; and Jeff Slapp, Director of Systems Engineering; welcomed over a dozen individuals from numerous reseller partners, including ApexIT, ConvergeOne, Dicar Networks, Mainline, NCE Group, Petrosys, Retriever Services, Stable Path, Sterling Computers, Thin Client Computing, and Universal Systems Incorporated (USI).
Partners and DataCore executives were joined by additional DataCore personnel from the Americas Sales, Product Marketing and Engineering teams.
Representatives from DataCore partners Stable Path, USI, and Thin Client Computing shared their experiences as DataCore resellers by highlighting specific customer deployments and competitive lessons learned in the field. In addition, DataCore solutions architects led a roundtable discussion on “Successful Scenarios” that included their take on DataCore best practices, including top use cases where DataCore provides the most value and user benefit.
Partners were also introduced to the turnkey simplicity and powerful benefits of the Lenovo storage appliance – the DX8200D Powered by DataCore. Finally, DataCore shared a look at the company’s product development roadmap, soliciting partner feedback and comments.
On day two of the event, DataCore was joined by technical sales representatives from our alliance partner Lenovo. The day’s agenda focused on in-depth technical training on software-defined storage concepts and the DX8200D. A hard-hitting and comprehensive session on “Winning with Lenovo DX8200D Powered by DataCore” was followed by two training sessions, culminating in attendees successfully completing their DCSA certification.
Social events, including a dinner and happy hour, rounded out the event, helping attendees wind down while becoming better acquainted. Feedback on the event has been extremely positive, with resellers and Lenovo technical contacts both reporting that they found the sessions to be extremely beneficial – and that the training will go a long way in helping them grow their DataCore business.
Plans are now underway for a similar partner technical conference for the eastern US. Stay tuned for details on this event, where we look forward to bringing the technical partner communities together to continue learning from one another, sharing wins, and highlighting best practices.
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