SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 21,
2011-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it was
named a 2011 CRN Channel Champion in the Enterprise Network Storage
category. It also received top honors in three out of four
individual categories at an awards ceremony held at the XChange
Solution Provider conference. CRN Channel Champions are awarded in
25 technology categories; selections are based on surveys conducted
with top solution providers.
The CRN Channel Champions study measures
overall solution provider perceptions of vendor products and
services. Solution providers were asked to evaluate the importance
of partner technology, support, and financial criteria in the
channel. They were then asked to rate vendor performance in these
areas, based on their perceived importance. CRN Channel Champion
awards are based on these survey results. Awards are distributed in
25 technology fields and in four categories: Technical
Satisfaction, Support Satisfaction, Financial Factors, and Overall
- In addition to receiving the top-vendor honors in the
Enterprise Network Storage category, NetApp also won honors in
three categories: Technical Satisfaction, Support Satisfaction, and
- The 2011 Channel Champion award is the second accolade NetApp
received from Everything Channel's CRN Magazine this year.
Last month, the CRN editorial staff selected Julie Parrish, vice
president of Global Partner Sales; Todd Palmer, vice president of
Americas Channels; and David Drahozal, director of Channel Sales
for the U.S. Public Sector, as Channel Chiefs. They were selected
for their leadership and execution of successful channel partner
programs and strategies.
- Julie Parrish, vice president of Global Partner Sales,
"NetApp is honored to be recognized by our partners as a 2011
Channel Champion. Our focus on our partners' success is vital to
our strategy to leverage diverse pathways to reach our customers.
This honor demonstrates our commitment to excellence and highlights
the unique value proposition that NetApp delivers as a partner of
- Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director,
"The Channel Champions award recognizes the most innovative,
reliable, and channel-friendly vendors, as voted on by solution
providers. These awards recognize vendors whose technical
innovation and product quality have surpassed the competition,
helping to drive increased revenue for their channel partners. This
survey is an essential resource for the channel community. We
congratulate these leading technology vendors on this
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