Dot Hill Systems, a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced the winners of its first channel awards, set up to reward its channel partners whose work, commitment and efforts stood out among the company’s reseller network over the last 12 months. The awards have been launched as part of Dot Hill’s 30th anniversary celebrations and currently cover the UK. After carefully evaluating the company’s partner base, Dot Hill named NexStor as its Tiered Storage Solutions reseller of the year, and Support Partners as channel newcomer since 2013.
The channel is a crucial part of Dot Hill’s route-to-market strategy, and these awards are the latest addition to the company’s award-winning Connections Partner Programme, which includes a dedicated partner portal, product training, marketing support and margin protection.
Support Partners scooped the channel newcomer award for its phenomenal 831 per cent year on year revenue growth stemming from sales of Dot Hill products.
Harry Grinling, CEO at Support Partners said: “We really rate the Dot Hill portfolio: the high-performance products are affordable which makes them perfect for SMEs, but can scale to accommodate much larger environments, and this combination makes them very easy to fit into most infrastructures. We’re very proud to have been named channel newcomer of the year and look forward to Dot Hill’s new products in 2014.”
Tiered Storage Solutions reseller of the year NexStor was selected for selling the highest number of AssuredSAN 5000 Pro storage arrays within the UK. These systems are the industry’s first fully automated real-time tiering solution for the SMB market: they automatically respond to data access needs, and detect data storage priorities delivering up to 80 per cent of the IO direct from SSD using fully automated real-time tiering. The highly responsive real-time approach dramatically improves overall storage performance and response times.
Troy Platts, founder of NexStor said: “Dot Hill technology is robust, versatile and offers great value – the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 provides a great solution for customers wanting SSD performance without the price tag of an all-flash array. We are delighted to have led the way with Tiered Storage sales and hope to continue our success this year.”
Dot Hill’s UK channel sales manager, Dave Thompson said: “All sales of our AssuredSAN branded products in the EMEA territories are made through the channel, so our resellers are the lynchpin in our sales strategy. That’s why we’re always looking for new ways to give them the recognition they deserve for the hard work they put in throughout the year. The competition has been fierce for these first awards, and the winners have shown themselves to be the best of the best over the last year.”