AutoVirt Launches Comprehensive Channel Partner Program

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and System Integrators (SIs) Benefit From Shorter Sales Cycles, Larger Market Share and Improved Profitability

AutoVirt Premier Partners Provided with Free Access to AutoAssess - File Assessment Tool

Sep 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from AutoVirt, Inc.

NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoVirt, Inc., the leading provider of data migration and Global Namespace (GNS) solutions, today announced the launch of their comprehensive Channel Partner Program designed to provide OEMs, VARs and SIs with the tools and support necessary to leverage and/or resell AutoVirt software, in order to help their end user customers optimally assess, migrate and manage their file environment.

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The new AutoVirt Channel Partner Program offers two partnership tiers – Basic and Premier.  Both receive significant financial incentives, sales and technology training and certification, marketing resources, lead referral programs, deal registration, margin protection, dedicated account team, and support.  Both partnership tiers also have full access to AutoVirt's newly launched online Partner Portal offering streamlined access to all resources along with 24/7/365 support.  In addition, Premier Partners will also be provided with - completely free of cost - AutoVirt's newest edition of AutoAssess™, a unique tool that provides users with the ability to:

  • Discover and classify all file data across heterogeneous file storage environments (i.e., file age, type, size, location, and owner)
  • Identify opportunities for data center optimization (i.e., tiering, consolidation, capacity balancing, archiving, etc.)
  • Identify migration obstacles (i.e., file access, ACL errors, etc.)

"We are excited about the launch of AutoVirt's Channel Program, as it aligns nicely with NetApp's Partner Program," said Todd Palmer, Vice President, North American Channel Sales at NetApp. "AutoVirt's migration solution makes it easy for customers to move to NetApp storage, and simplifying the process is very important to our channel partners.  Combined with their Assessment and Global Namespace solution, AutoVirt provides our channel partners with a comprehensive software and services solution."

Two of the newest members of the AutoVirt Channel Partner Program include WebHouse and Bedrock Technology Partners.

Based in Baldwin, NY, WebHouse is dedicated to helping its customers devise IT infrastructure solutions to meet all business needs – with a particular focus on storage solutions that enable global enterprise data management strategies.  "Despite recent advancements in data storage technology, NAS management remains a constant and growing data center challenge," said Dan Kerning, Founder and CEO, WebHouse, Inc.  "AutoVirt's Assessment, Migration and Global Namespace capabilities make it the industry's easiest to use, yet most powerful tool to use for helping our customers to completely remedy this pain."  

Based in San Diego, CA, Bedrock Technology Partners is an innovator and leader in architecting, implementing and supporting IT solutions for Fortune 1000 corporations, large and small enterprises, government agencies and educational institutions.  "We are finding initially, our customers are excited to have a tool that can provide the level of visibility into their file data environment that AutoVirt delivers.  They recognize that they can't possibly manage their data storage environment, if they don't even know what's there.  Then, to find that this tool can also help them to migrate and maintain storage optimization - well, then they are really hooked," said Dean Cappellazzo, CEO, Bedrock Technology Partners.  "AutoVirt is quickly becoming one of the most critical components in our solutions kit."

Powered by its groundbreaking and industry-unique Global Namespace, AutoVirt software offers channel partners three product editions, including: AutoAssess™ which enables users to gain complete visibility in the file sharing environment, AutoMigrate™ for transparent migration and tiering of unstructured file data and AutoManage™ which enables dynamic, fully-optimized file storage environments.  

"This announcement underscores AutoVirt's passionate commitment to building and continuing to enhance a Channel Partner Program that provides our channel partners with all the resources necessary to meet and exceed their customers' file data assessment, migration and management requirements – further enhancing their trusted advisor status – leading to shorter sales cycles, larger market share and improved profitability," said Warren Mead, Vice President of Sales, AutoVirt.  

"We believe that the AutoVirt Channel Partner Program will be very well received by the channel community as it will enable them to help their customers to gain even greater value from their data, while lowering overall costs," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "Moreover, we believe that partners that use AutoAssess will be able to better identify new opportunities to help their customers optimize their file storage infrastructure by uncovering wasteful storage use; and then plan and execute projects more accurately, by identifying file system issues that could cripple data movement." 

"The challenge of quickly and efficiently migrating data from one storage platform to another is the most common hurdle to a firm's objective to consolidate, optimize and lower data center costs," said Laura DuBois, Program Director, Storage Software, IDC.  "AutoVirt's Channel Partner Program and AutoVirt software promises to eliminate this obstacle for its channel partners and their customers."

For further information on becoming an AutoVirt Channel Partner, please visit www.autovirt.com/partners.

About AutoVirt

AutoVirt, Inc. is the leading provider of data migration and Global Namespace solutions.  AutoVirt software enables its users to quickly, easily and cost effectively assess, virtualize, migrate and manage data across heterogeneous storage environments, and in doing so, better support such initiatives as consolidation, technology refresh, capacity balancing and data center expansion.  AutoVirt's corporate end users benefit from dramatic operational and capital savings (OpEx and CapEx), while service providers such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs) benefit from the ability to scope professional service (PS) engagements with complete confidence, and to deliver on time and within budget.  For further information, please visit: www.autovirt.com, email: info@autovirt.com, or call: 603-546-2900.

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