Cloud storage startup CloudByte announced this week it has launched its channel partner program, which targets value-added resellers, system integrators, and hardware manufacturers and IT solution vendors.
The move comes the same week as Carpathia Hosting’s launch of the Carpathia Referral Partner Program and Portal, while Trend Micro introduced its newly improved channel program.
Through the program, CloudByte partners will have the opportunity to build storage solutions by installing the ElastiStor software on the industry-standard hardware of their choice.
CloudByte allows its customers to move more applications to shared storage and cloud environments by offering guaranteed performance and simplified management at a fraction of the cost with its software-defined and software-only storage solution.
“Our customers look for value in the technology solutions we provide, including reasonable cost, guaranteed performance, scalability, and ease of use,” said Prasanna Ram, CEO of Kryptos Networks. “As a software solution, CloudByte ElastiStor offers the flexibility of SATA, SAS and SSD hardware, as well as NFS, CIFS, FC and iSCSI protocols. This is very appealing to us, because they provide the software and we can build solutions based on our customers’ requirements by installing the software on a wide range of industry-standard servers. We were also very impressed with the easy-to-use web-based console that helps provision, monitor and manage storage for our customers’ environments.”
CloudByte enables channel partners with customer outreach, sales conversion and enterprise-class support to drive revenue growth together.
CloudByte channel partner receive many benefits, including two levels of resellers (Preferred and Premier) with discounts, qualified sales lead generation and lead distribution to partners, joint marketing and selling with the CloudByte team, sales training and access to dedicated CloudByte sales representatives, opportunity protection and through deal registration, referral fees for non-reseller partners, 24-hour access to the CloudByte partner website with tools, information, as well as case entry and management, and ongoing web-based and onsite training.
CloudByte ElastiStor has been verified to work with a range of technology platforms, including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, and Citrix CloudPlatform, and is now integrated with OpenStack block storage Cinder.
CloudByte offers a free perpetual license with full-featured storage software for up to 4 TB of storage. It can be downloaded on a free trial basis on the CloudByte website.