SOMERSET, N.J., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan, a leading provider of power monitoring and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating for the sixth consecutive year. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
"Raritan is a six-time recipient of the 5-Star Partner rating because of the Partner Advantage team's unwavering dedication to the channel," said Gary Marks, Raritan Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. "A true testament to the quality of a channel program is its ability to adapt to and support new markets. Our channel program successfully supports our traditional data center solution businesses − KVM and Power Monitoring − and our newer DCIM business by helping Raritan grow its partner base and by helping partners grow their businesses."
The expanding data center management market presents a tremendous revenue opportunity for the channel because customers are looking for innovative ways to solve data center issues -- including reducing energy use and cost for power and cooling, finding untapped infrastructure capacity, and using more-efficient ways to manage servers and monitor performance. Raritan is uniquely qualified to solve all these interrelated data center issues because of its recognized leadership in: remote KVM management solutions for SMBs to large enterprises, power monitoring and management solutions, and DCIM solutions focused on managing physical and asset-level components and related resources, such as space, energy and capacity.
"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."
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 list methodology is based on objective criteria that take into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
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About Raritan (www.Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes. In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions – including intelligent rack PDUs; DCIM software; energy management software; KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access and control products – provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries. Visit us at Raritan.com or follow us on the Raritan blog.
Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations. The company has been recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency's data center initiative. Raritan was named a "Cool DCIM Vendor" by Gartner, a "major DCIM player worldwide" by IDC and "Strong Value DCIM Vendor" by EMA.
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