For the fourth year in a row, VCE has been named one of CRN’s Emerging Data Center Vendors for 2014. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies the most promising vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. VCE earned a place on this list not only by delivering best-in-class converged infrastructure, but also by knowing the value of great partnerships and commitment to the channel.
VCE partners have been a major focus for the company this past year. As evidenced by Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, the converged infrastructure market is growing significantly, and we want to enable our partners to take full advantage of this opportunity. We continue to see great traction with the new value-based VCE Partner Program we announced last year. And as our partner community grows, VCE also continues to innovate, creating additional opportunities for partners.
Earlier this year, CRN also honored a number of VCE individuals. Chris Sullivan was named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, and Leslee Mesick was honored as one of the 2014 Women of the Channel and The Power 100: The Most Powerful Women in the Channel. These accolades all speak to the exceptional work of the VCE channel organization to build the incredible momentum we have going into the second half of the year. And, of course, we wouldn’t be successful without the support of our trusted partners and their strong belief in our capabilities to solve customer problems.