CRN Names Spectra Logic as 5-Star Partner

Spectra Logic has been named to CRN’s 2011 Partner Programs Guide and has been awarded a 5-Star Partner rating for its SpectraEDGE channel partner program.

“Spectra Logic is committed to our channel partners’ success and profitability and will continue to give them a competitive advantage when it comes to data archive and backup solutions,” says Betsy Doughty, director of channel development for Spectra Logic. “This success is reflected in SpectraEDGE channel partner revenue growth, which exceeded 70 percent in Spectra’s fiscal first half 2011 and outpaced the company’s total year over year revenue growth of 34 percent.”

SpectraEDGE is a multi-tiered channel partner program that offers partners detailed, individual channel programs, aggressive pricing, attractive margins, account registration protection, and 24×7 online educational training through Spectra University. SpectraEDGE was launched in 2008 and its partner base has grown to more than 500 partners worldwide, with recent notable growth in the United States, Canada, Latin America, India and Europe.

The Everything Channel 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The 5-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size – Enterprise, Midsized, Small and Emerging companies.  Vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed applications. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support,  marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

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

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