The Planet Expands Referral Partner Program for September

The Planet Expands Referral Partner Program for September

The Planet, the managed hosting company that works closely with the IT channel, has launched a promotion for the month of September 2010. Specifically, their referral partners can receive incentives for customers that sign agreements under the usual year-long term. Here’s the story.

Simply put, the promotion means referral partners receive commissions for month-to-month agreements or six-month contracts, extending their flexibility in terms of what customers they can go after.

The official blog entry says that the promotion is designed to simplify The Planet’s referral program even further -- which is why it’s open to existing and new partners alike. And while MSPmentor hasn’t heard anything, we wouldn’t be surprised if this promotion stuck around in one form or another after the September expiry.

Meanwhile, we're watching The Planet's merger with SoftLayer, which is expected to be completed in late 2010. Together, the two companies expect to offer expanded managed hosting services. A company spokeswoman has stated that the merged company will continue to emphasize its channel partner program.

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