WANdisco’s LiveData Partner Network Recognized by CRN
By Peter Scott
Mar 29, 2021
Late last year, while there was still no light at the end of the coronavirus pandemic tunnel, we at WANdisco gathered together (virtually) and found something big to celebrate. We were launching the WANdisco LiveData Partner Network, our next generation partner program and a massive game-changer and innovator for migration of data stores and access to the cloud.
It was an incredible moment of growth for us, at a time when so much in the world felt uncertain. And now CRN has recognized the LiveData Partner Network in its 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide, capping off a challenging yet incredible year with an immense honor. While we never do our work for recognition, it always feels great when our colleagues offer us kudos and acknowledge the time, sweat, and hours of innovation that went into our projects.
The WANdisco LiveData Partner Network came on board in a year when the way we work changed dramatically. Companies had to scramble to connect with and motivate employees while locked down and logged on. Remote work became the new norm; the value of access to the cloud, with no down time and a guarantee of security and safety, had never been so acutely understood.
And just at the right time, WANdisco made it easier than ever to do business together. The WANdisco LiveData Partner Network offered a state of the art technology platform that made onboarding sellers and cloud architects seamless and stress-free. Paired with the LiveData Migrator platform, it’s a one-stop shop for business acceleration that removes headaches and allows customers to focus on their digital transformation.
We had hoped the platform would be a watershed for cloud migration technology, and our hopes were quickly confirmed. It offers the ability to unlock revenue streams via a robust set of new sales, marketing, training, certification and support resources, available to consulting partners, system integrators, ISVs, resellers and others. The program offers partners the opportunity for cloud migration via exabyte-scale Hadoop, and the potential windfall of a market valued at more than $1.7 billion.
CRN selects companies to its Partner Program Guide based on investments in training, profitability, education, support, and resources. We are so proud to have created a product that empowers companies to improve and expand across all these categories.
The WANdisco LiveData Partner Network is designed to meet the critical needs and interests of companies who want to become partners for consulting, software, platform, OEM or distribution. To achieve that goal, we’ve packed our program with unique features.
Our three-tier achievement level system means that there are opportunities to get to higher levels of partnership, simply by meeting specific program requirements in a specific time frame. On the first tier there are registered partners. This is the ground floor for new partnerships to launch their collaboration with WANdisco. At the second tier are Solution Partners, who offer industry-leading solutions to customers ready to make an impact with the business they’re bringing to their company. Finally, on the third tier, are Strategic Partners. Reserved for partners with a very high degree of business synergy with WANdisco, these partners are making an impact across multiple geographic locations and have a proven track record of success.
Mobility and growth come standard. Our partner network is packed with a robust set of training opportunities, ranging from self-paced online to on-site and instructor-led. Courses on offer include technical and sales-related topics, allowing partners to enhance their knowledge, optimize their performance, and grow their revenue streams, all through WANdisco technology and solutions.