Unified Storage Leader RELDATA Awarded Five-Star Partner Rating by Leading Channel Authority

RELDATA Partner Program Recognized as Exceptional by Everything Channel

Parsippany, NJ, April 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- RELDATA Inc. (www.reldata.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, today announced it has been honored by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors for providing a high-quality channel partner program. Additionally, RELDATA’s partner offerings were recognized with a Five-Star rating representative of an exceptional program.

The RELDATA partner program was awarded an elite Five-Star Partner Program recognition in the emerging company category in Everything Channel’s 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging the strength of its partner-specific programs and its commitment to a partner-centric sales model. In addition, RELDATA was recently named as one of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Products and named as a top Emerging Vendor by Everything Channel.

RELDATA’s partner program is designed to offer the greatest possible support for partners in driving incremental revenue and strengthening leadership position in one of the fastest growing segments of the IT market, converged IP SAN-based unified storage. The program includes innovative marketing and financial initiatives such as industry-leading margins, quarterly sales incentives, deal registration and protection, co-funded demand generation, and professional services revenue opportunities.

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel’s research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors’ responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing, and demand generation. To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, Midsize, Small and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

“We are pleased to deliver to the channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. “The quality of a technology vendor’s partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year’s Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel.”

“RELDATA is extremely honored to be recognized with the Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program rating," said Steven Murphy, CEO of RELDATA. “It validates the efforts we have made to offer a program that helps our partners serve their customers with a purpose-built next generation storage solution that improves utilization, performance and protection of their virtual server environments.”

The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star will appear in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com.

RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect business data across multi-vendor platforms, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE™) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit www.reldata.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its “Complete Technology Channel Solution,” Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

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