Raritan's Partner Program Awarded 2009 Everything Channel Five-Star Certification

Mar 31, 2009, 11:02 ET from Raritan

- Raritan's expanded Partner Advantage program, supporting data center power management, recognized as exceptional by leading channel authority -

SOMERSET, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America's top information-technology vendors for its Raritan Partner Advantage program.

Everything Channel awarded Raritan's partner program a Five-Star certification, acknowledging Raritan's commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners. Raritan and other winners are featured in this week's issue of CRN magazine, the channel industry's leading publication, and at www.Channelweb.com.

"Now more than ever, the quality of a vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "So for their commitment to their partners, and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate this year's Five-Star Partner Program Guide winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

Built on the foundation of the company's successful Partner Advantage program, Raritan expanded the program last year to support partners selling Raritan's award-winning intelligent power and energy management solutions -- which help operations and facilities managers reduce energy consumption in the data center, support capacity planning decisions and improve IT operations. Raritan's open-standards-based data center management solutions seamlessly support all types of IT infrastructures.

"We are pleased that our partner program is being recognized by Everything Channel," said Gary Marks, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas. "As a successful 100-percent channel-centric company, we are very fortunate to have high-caliber partners with expertise in key areas of data center management -- ranging from efficient energy utilization to security to virtualization implementation. We are committed to our partners' success, and we understand the investment that partners make in selling solutions. Each day my entire organization focuses on providing partners with profitable sales opportunities and exceptional support, and on rewarding our partners' performance and commitment."

Raritan's new Power Connections program, for example, provides quality lead referrals, considerable margins, deal registration, volume sales incentives, 24/7 access to power experts and sales support, significant discounts on demo products, a priority lead-referral portal, turnkey Marketing campaigns and support, and free training.

Research for the 2009 Everything Channel Partner Programs Guide and the Everything Channel Five-Star Program was conducted by Everything Channel's Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED). IPED analyzed 130 vendor programs in the six elements of sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, communications and partner recruitment.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)

Raritan provides secure IT infrastructure management solutions that increase data center efficiency and productivity by delivering integrated in-band and out-of-band energy management, server access and control. Raritan's power management software, intelligent PDU, environmental sensors, KVM, serial console and centralized management products are in use in more than 50,000 locations worldwide. Raritan's OEM division provides embedded hardware and firmware for server and client management, including intelligent energy management, KVM over IP, IPMI and other industry standards-based management applications. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries. For more information, please visit Raritan.com

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