(The Hosting News) – Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, has been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating for its full-featured and rapidly growing channel partner program. Partners who resell or refer customers to Hostway’s affordable, award-winning services can generate recurring revenue streams in the burgeoning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud and hybrid hosting marketplaces without building their own platforms, and receive high-level Hostway sales and technical support to help drive business.
Inclusion in the 2012 CRN Partner Programs Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating is based on an evaluation of each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. The guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that provide service to solution providers or products to the IT channel.
“The new channel program we launched last year attracted 150 new partners in the first three months, partly because of the explosive growth of the hosting market in general and the cloud marketplace in particular, and partly because of the broad resources and attractive revenue opportunities built into the program itself,” said Russell Griffin, director of channel partner programs at Hostway. “Our 5-Star Partner rating from CRN validates the strength of the program in equipping partners with the tools they need to ride the cloud to higher profits.”
Hostway’s four-tier channel program is tailored to the needs of small- to mid-size technology resellers, including interactive agencies, Web and ecommerce developers, SEO/SEM providers, SaaS and independent software vendors (ISVs), and value-added resellers. Advantages of the program structure include:
- Direct access to Hostway’s experienced channel sales executives, who offer years of hosting industry expertise, along with dedicated pre-sales technical assistance and sales support to help partners grow their customer base.
- Dedicated partner-specific telephone support numbers that provide immediate access to Hostway’s world-class technical teams to quickly address support issues.
- A full-featured partner portal, including opportunity registration and real-time commission tracking as well as marketing and sales collateral materials and resources.
- Aggressive discounts and commission payouts available as soon as partners join the program.
- No specific revenue targets or up-front contract, enabling small and niche providers to offer reliable, innovative managed and cloud hosting services to their clients, while building a valuable monthly revenue stream.
The program also offers the benefits of cutting across all vertical sectors, providing services that can easily augment a wide range of partner solutions, and providing access to Hostway hybrid hosting solutions that allow a company to combine a fully managed public cloud infrastructure with managed hosting, colocation and private cloud services to achieve the optimal compute environment for their needs. In this way, VARs can enable their customers to utilize any mix of Hostway’s physical and virtual hosting platforms for infrastructure requirements ranging from corporate websites and e-commerce stores to SaaS applications, databases, storage and more.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM 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 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing can be found on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN. More information about the Hostway partner program is available at http://www.partners.hostway.com.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in cloud, managed and hybrid hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMBs and large enterprises with cost-effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.