BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, today revealed the winners of its first annual Partner of the Year Awards. The announcement marks the close of a record-setting year for the company’s Cloud Business Accelerator program, which grew at a remarkable rate and added new services to support solution providers in their evolution to becoming next-generation Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
“Partners are a core part of our DNA,” said Tom Axbey, CEO and President of CloudHealth Technologies. “As cloud usage grows and environments get increasingly complex, it’s not easy to keep pace with the rate of change in this market. MSPs play a critical role in helping businesses properly manage and scale a cloud program. That’s why CloudHealth Technologies is so deeply invested in making our channel partners successful.”
“Partner of the Year” Award Winners
The CloudHealth Technologies Partner of the Year Awards recognize excellence from among a global ecosystem of distinguished partners that leverage the power of the CloudHealth platform to deliver insight, optimize resources and help govern their customers’ cloud and hybrid environments. Six category winners were selected based on technical capability, business performance and growth opportunity:
- North America Partner of the Year: SHI
- North America East Partner of the Year: Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
- North America West Partner of the Year: Groupware Technology
- North America Emerging Partner of the Year: Logicworks
- Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Partner of the Year: Cloudreach
- Asia Pacific (APAC) Partner of the Year: Bulletproof
“The CloudHealth Technologies partner network is second to none, so choosing winners wasn’t easy,” said Bob Kilbride, Director of Channel Sales at CloudHealth Technologies. “These six notable partners took their service offerings to new levels of excellence and drove tremendous cloud adoption, growth and success among their customers. They act as an extension of the team, providing businesses with the resources and expertise needed to execute flawlessly in the cloud.”
2017: A Banner Year
The CloudHealth Cloud Business Accelerator Program continues to expand at a rapid clip. In the last 12 months, the program – which helps partners deliver superior cloud management services, extend their service portfolios to increase revenue and boost profitability – passed several significant milestones:
- More than doubled the size of its partner program
- Increased revenue generated through partner relationships by more than 125% YoY
- Helped partners pass the AWS MSP Partner Validation using the CloudHealth platform
- Announced support for Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Providers (CSP)
“SHI continues to expand its AWS service practice, helping customers take full advantage of the constantly evolving footprint of AWS,” said Greg Rusu, Senior Director of Cloud Services, SHI. “Acceptance into the AWS MSP Partner Program further validates our service capabilities and processes. CloudHealth Technologies has been at the forefront of our evolution as a cloud service provider, and our partnership with them was instrumental in SHI completing the AWS MSP audit.”
With cloud adoption on the rise, businesses are seeking advice and technology solutions to help them manage cloud complexity. MSPs have moved beyond the traditional reselling of hardware and software to provide more advanced, value-added services. An increasing number are partnering with CloudHealth Technologies and integrating the CloudHealth platform into their offerings to help customers manage, migrate and optimize their clouds.
In the past year alone, CloudHealth Technologies has signed dozens of new partners worldwide, including API Talent, CDW, Clarinet, Cloudnexa, CompuNet, Melbourne IT, Open Systems Specialists, PolarSeven, Presidio and Umbrella InfoCare.
New Partner Portal
CloudHealth Technologies is dedicated to helping partners support their customers’ entire ecosystems, including public cloud, private clouds and data centers. In support of this mission, the company will launch a CloudHealth Partner Portal later this month to further improve the partner experience, accelerate sales and capitalize on revenue opportunities by streamlining communication and simplifying content delivery.
Partners will use the portal to access sales tools and collateral, on-boarding guides, demand-generation campaigns and marketing materials. The site grants easy access to learning tracks, campaign funds, lead and deal status tracking and rewards user activity.
About CloudHealth Technologies
CloudHealth, the recognized worldwide leader in the growing Cloud Service Management industry, provides integrated reporting, recommendations and active policy management to help companies control the problems associated with “cloud chaos.” Our comprehensive platform gives enterprise companies and MSPs the ability to visualize, optimize and govern their cloud and hybrid environments. By providing analysis and deep insight into historical trends, capacity planning, resource optimization and resource automation, CloudHealth enables stakeholders ranging from C-level executives to engineers, cloud specialists, architects, IT directors and LOB managers to improve performance and drive value through their cloud ecosystems. Well-known organizations that rely on CloudHealth’s capabilities and expertise include Amtrak, Dow Jones, Acquia, and Sumo Logic, among others. Based in Boston, the company is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures.
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