It’s always an exciting time of year when CRN© announces its list of 5-Star Partner Programs. This year is no exception and we’re certainly honored to have made the list with both the Barracuda Partner Program and with our MSP partner program offered through Intronis MSP Solutions.
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.
“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.”
The 5-Star recognition feels especially sweet this year particularly because we not only have a new channel chief leading the way in VP of Channels, Ezra Hookano, but also because of the positive momentum we’re building with partners in areas like public cloud security and data protection.
“It’s always a great achievement to be recognized by CRN for our partner program excellence,” said Ezra Hookano, VP Channels America, Barracuda. “We’re in an interesting time in the channel right now as more customers take on new cloud projects each day — a challenge that presents some really great opportunities for both Barracuda’s traditional VARs and Intronis MSP partners. Perfecting a cloud strategy is going to be necessary moving forward, even if some customers aren’t migrating quite yet — we look forward to helping our partners with the transition.”
If there’s one thing we know about customers taking on cloud projects — it’s not a matter of if, but when. For the channel this means being ready to address their customers’ cloud questions and challenges now and in the future, which is why we’ve continued to add cloud support to our partner program over the year and will continue of build out the program even further as the year goes moves along. To learn more about Barracuda’s Partner Program, please contact your Barracuda representative or feel free to visit the resources below.
- Barracuda Partner Program info
- Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
- Blog post – Channel Chief Honors
- Intronis Blog