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DataCore Software Given 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide

Annual guide recognizes the channel’s top partner programs

Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 10, 2017 –
, a leading provider of
Software-Defined Storage
Hyper-converged Infrastructure
solutions powered by
Adaptive Parallel I/O technology, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given
DataCore Software a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This
annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology
vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The
5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies
that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel

“DataCore deserves the CRN 5-star rating not only because of their partner
enablement proficiencies, but because their products drive additional value
for DataCore partners – especially when combined with an alliance partner
like Lenovo so as to deliver a true, ‘all in’ solution,” stated Mark Wylie,
CEO at Flagship Solutions Group. “Even though hyper-converged computing is
a current trend, DataCore’s solution has provided capabilities and benefits
inherent to hyper-converged for years. Now with a revamped Partner Program,
I see DataCore able to capitalize on a real inflection point in the

To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team
assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program
offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support,
marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The DataCore Premier Partner Program encompasses a prestigious global
network of DataCore-authorized solution providers, value-added resellers,
and system integrators. Partners have access to invaluable resources,
skillsets and venues designed to offer differentiated competitive
advantage, stronger account control and higher customer retention. DataCore
has recently developed a new Americas channel team and partner-enablement
strategy, including the onboarding of new DataCore Target Partners as go-to

“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner
with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of
choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel
Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them
narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and
outlining their strengths and benefits.”

“It is critical to understand a partner’s business and goals and how your
products fit into their portfolio to create the best value,” said Devi
Madhavan, vice president, Channel Sales & Enablement at DataCore
Software. “DataCore offers our partners a number of different options based
on our unique Parallel I/O technology that delivers higher performance,
greater application workload productivity and cost savings by leveraging
the multi-core advances and cost efficiency of off-the-shelf x86 server

The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN
and online at

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About DataCore

DataCore is a leading provider of
Software-Defined Storage
Hyper-converged Infrastructure
solutions powered by
Adaptive Parallel I/O technology
, delivering higher performance, greater application workload productivity
and cost savings. DataCore leverages the multi-core advances and cost
efficiency of off-the-shelf x86 server platforms to overcome the IT
industry’s biggest problem, the I/O bottleneck. With DataCore, customers
enjoy faster application response times and lower costs by making full use
of their available computing resources to multiply productivity. The
SANsymphony™ software-defined storage product pools diverse storage despite
differences and incompatibilities among manufacturers, models, and
generations of equipment. The software can span multiple locations and
devices to bring them under the control of a common set of enterprise-wide
data services for management automation and infrastructure simplification.
DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software provides similar services
using the internal or direct-attached storage spread across physical or
virtual servers in a cluster.

The company has been privately held since its founding in 1998, and today
has more than 10,000 customer sites across the globe. DataCore solutions
are also available within turnkey appliances from hardware manufacturers
including Lenovo. Visit

or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.
Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from
our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving
challenges in the technology marketplace.

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registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. Other DataCore
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DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company
names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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