February 21, 2013
cowboyHowdy, and welcome to this week's Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of channel partner goings on. This week we've got news from Carousel Industries, Polycom and Condusiv Technologies, so strap on your spurs and let's get ridin'.
Carousel Industries: The managed services, mobility, unified communications and visual communications provider has earned the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Communications Gold Competency, demonstrating deep subject matter expertise in Microsoft communications and collaboration solutions and a commitment to investment in a Microsoft communications practice.
The Gold designation indicates that Carousel has integrated Microsoft communications solutions as part of its core business portfolio and that it has made the investment in highly skilled talent to deliver the solutions, according to the company. Carousel added new technical and sales staff positions to expand its roster of Microsoft communications experts.
To earn a Microsoft Communications Gold Competency, Microsoft partners must complete a set of rigorous examinations to prove their best-in-class technical expertise, submit customer references and attain the highest customer satisfaction scores with customers that participate in a satisfaction survey.
Polycom: The communications technology vendor announced the winners of its first App Developer Contest, challenging individuals and companies to submit solutions using Polycom RealPresence open application programming interfaces (APIs) to extend the value of the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The winners were announced during the company’s annual sales and partner conference, TEAM Polycom 2013 in Vancouver, held Feb. 4-7, 2013.
The winners were:
X2O Media won the grand prize with an application that delivers live and on-demand video content to digital signage devices, Polycom VVX IP phones and video kiosks. The application uses APIs for Polycom video content management, video conferencing and IP phone systems to provide a comprehensive multi-channel video delivery solution.
Condusiv Technologies: The company formerly known as Diskeeper Corporation announced its limited-time software guarantee program that promises customers a minimum of 25 percent faster applications on their virtual machines (VMs) for all VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft platforms in customer production environments, or the software is free.
“At Condusiv we are putting our money where our mouth is”, said Condusiv CEO Jerry Baldwin. “V-locity 4 customers are seeing application performance boosts up to 50 percent or more on their Hyper-V and VMware virtual platforms. We guarantee a minimum of 25 percent improvement to our cutomers' production networks or the software is free.
If the 25 percent performance guarantee is not met, a full refund will be issued directly from Condusiv Technologies (even if purchased from a reseller) and all V-locity 4 licenses stipulated in the purchase order will be issued for free, according to the company.
For more information on this program, visit http://www.condusiv.com/fastervms
And that's this week's Channel Partner Program Roundup. Check back next week for what's happening in the channel partner space. Until then, keep your spurs clean.
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