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Astute Networks Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs (March 26, 2013)
DMN Newswire--2013-3-26--
Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage appliances, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel.  The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.  The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. 



The list methodology is based on objective criteria that 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. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.  


The AstuteNET Partner Program is a value-based program designed to enhance growth and profit for distributors, resellers, system integrators, and service providers selling Astute's ViSX Flash-based storage appliances.  ViSX performance storage solutions deliver competitive advantages for channel partners by enabling them to offer their customers a high-performance datastore tier of simple to deploy Networked FlashTM to performance-constrained environments. ViSX provides the most cost-effective way to deploy solid state (SSD) flash storage and dramatically accelerates database applications, server virtualization, desktop virtualization and cloud computing infrastructures up to 10x. ViSX deploys in minutes with no application changes and no disruptive rip and replace, or forklift upgrades.   

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."

"Being recognized as a 5-Star Partner Program recipient is a strong validation of the value of our high-performance storage appliances and the caliber of our partners," said Steve Kucker, vice president of sales, Astute Networks.  "ViSX  appliances enable our channel partners to offer a highly differentiated and cost-effective flash storage solution that is fully complementary to their existing storage partner relationships."

The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.

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UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com. 

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About Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of performance storage appliances for physical and virtual environments that increase performance, enhance user productivity, and lower IT costs. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state Flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump EngineTM, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit www.astutenetworks.com. 

Astute Networks, Networked flash, ViSX, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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UBM Tech Channel      
508.416.1182                        
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Sabrina Sanchez
The Ventana Group for Astute Networks
925.785.3014
sabrina.sanchez@ventanapr.com 

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