The new resources include two net new Alliance Director positions, which are being filled by Nisa Spyker, who comes from Cisco and Matt Biehler, who has had partner management roles at Bluecore and Datadog.
The new portal adds many features, like customized personas, which haven’t been in a Lenovo partner portal previously, and the company is confident the portal tools will build on good momentum of recent months.
Harness formalized a multi-tier partner program a year ago, which now includes close to 40 partners. Over the next six months, they will implement a broader training and certification program, deploy additional technical and sales resources, and roll out a Partner Solutions Lead Program.
Given that partners have their hands full with the COVID-19 situation, NetApp wanted to limit the change they have to deal with now, but major changes are coming to simplify and expand the program, while adding new investment and better differentiating partners.
Commvault global channel chief Mercer Rowe discusses why Commvault reworked its channel program just a year after they remade it last year, and why he believes the changes will incent better partner performance.
Cohesity offers partners the ability to use the pricing model preferred by most service providers, as they expand their MSP channel both upmarket to large telcos and downmarket to MSPs who serve the SMB and midmarket.
While the heavy lifting in restructuring ServiceNow’s partner program was done last year, the company is building on that this year with multiple new enablement initiatives to further empower partners and enhance the partner experience.