HOSTING announced on Tuesday that it has launched its Cloud Crew partner program.
The new program offers exclusive benefits and dedicated support for channel partners, who include software companies, custom application developers, systems integrators, digital marketing agencies and IT service consultants.
The program offers three partner models to meet the needs of Referral, Wholesale and Associate partners, and compensation plans with no certifications or lock-ins, personalized onboarding and access to the HOSTING channel partner sales and marketing team.
The partner program offers 24/7 live technical support and co-branded marketing and channel partner programs.
“The Cloud Crew partner program allows our channel partners to grow their business faster and easier than ever before,” Bill Santos, executive vice president, solutions and sales, said in a statement. “We designed this program to help them offer exceptional value-added services to their customers with built-in performance, availability, SLAs, compliance and recovery.”
Partner programs are a solid revenue opportunity for web hosts, and since there are many programs for partners to choose from, compensation and support are critical elements of these programs.
HOSTING also hopes the technical-side of its business speaks for itself; a recent independent study by Cloud Spectator found HOSTING to perform 67 percent greater than Rackspace, and 167 percent greater than Amazon in overall system performance using Windows and 70 percent greater than both AWS and Rackspace using Linux.