LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexGen Storage, the leading provider of dynamic QoS-enabled PCIe flash arrays, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nader Soudah, vice president of channel sales, NA at NexGen, to its prestigious list of the 2016 Channel Chiefs. Soudah was recognized for his IT channel leadership, his commitment to delivering exceptional service and support to customers and partners, and his ability to drive growth and revenue for the company and its partners through innovative storage technologies that solve some of today’s most pressing storage challenges.
In 2015, Soudah unveiled NexGen’s new Priority Partner Network program, expanded channel sales and developed new partner alliances. Under his leadership, NexGen launched innovative partner incentives designed to attract new partners and enable them to earn lucrative rewards and industry-leading margins by collaborating with NexGen’s sales team to mutually increase sales. As a result, NexGen increased its net new opportunities from partners by more than 25 percent versus the prior year, grew its partner base by more than 15 percent in the last three quarters and increased active partners by 27 percent in the second half of 2015.
“We are deeply committed to our partners’ success. As a 100-percent channel company, establishing supportive, lasting relationships with our partners is essential to growing our business and broadening our customer reach,” said Soudah. “We’ve built a strong channel team and program to deliver the support, training, enablement tools and industry-leading solutions that make it easy for our channel partners to increase their sales pipeline and to maximize their revenue growth and profitability.”
NexGen Storage offers leading-edge PCIe flash storage arrays based on a multi-tier architecture that provides investment protection, is compatible with future technologies such as NVMe, 3D Flash, ReRAM and other Storage-class Memory technologies that will be introduced in the near future, and ensures compatibility with next-generation flash devices. NexGen's QoS engine optimizes performance based on application requirements and enables NexGen to deliver better cost/performance economics versus companies with systems designed around a single flash memory technology.
In January of 2016, Pivot3 announced its acquisition of NexGen Storage, and the acquisition is expected to close later this month. The combined company will address data center modernization challenges with a broad portfolio that includes hyper-converged infrastructure and flash storage systems. This combination offers channel partners a robust portfolio of solutions in the two highest growth data center technology segments enabling them to address customer needs and accelerate business growth.
"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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About NexGen Storage
NexGen Storage offers PCIe Flash Arrays that allow customers to prioritize performance based on the business value of their data. Unlike other storage arrays that treat all data the same, NexGen’s dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) engine governs performance targets, I/O prioritization and data placement, enabling customers to meet their business SLAs. By connecting customers to the business value of data, NexGen’s all-flash and hybrid arrays deliver the predictable application performance end-users require, combined with industry-leading, efficient flash utilization. NexGen is committed to channel success, providing reseller partners registered deal protection and rich margins on every opportunity. For more information, visit www.nexgenstorage.com.
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