SHI International Selects Cohesity as Its ‘Emerging Partner of the Year’ for 2017
Award Recognition Driven by Customer Success, Engagement, and Sales Increase of More Than 500 Percent
San Jose, Calif – Mar. 13, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that it was named the “Emerging Partner of the Year” for 2017 by SHI International Corp., a global provider of technology products and services with more than $8.5 billion in annual sales. SHI selected Cohesity as the top emerging partner for its high level of engagement with SHI as well as end customers, delivering technology that produces measurable results, growing a healthy business relationship, and overall commitment to excellence. Cohesity sales in 2017 surged more than 500 percent from the previous year at SHI.
Cohesity is fully dedicated to partner success with a completely channel-based sales model to deliver its radically efficient secondary storage platform to customers across the globe. To meet the demands of enterprises struggling with the fragmented landscape of legacy solutions for secondary storage workloads, Cohesity provides a unified, scalable platform that seamlessly bridges cloud and on-premises infrastructure. By consolidating all non-primary data use cases in one place – including data protection and backup, file and object shares, analytics, and test/dev – Cohesity DataPlatform delivers simplicity, efficiency, and lower cost of ownership, along with better understanding of data across the organization.
SHI has been a leading technology provider for nearly 30 years, and has consistently been on the cutting edge in delivering the latest and greatest IT products to customers, whether they’re created by startups or longtime industry players. With more than 3,700 employees worldwide, including the industry’s most experienced and stable sales force backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom solutions to a range of industry verticals. In 2017, Cohesity partnered with all four SHI domestic sales divisions (commercial enterprise, strategic enterprise, public sector, and corporate/SMB), and its largest deployment provided over 72 terabytes of storage space for a financial services company.
“Emerging partners are a major focus for SHI and we value those that deliver cutting-edge technologies while growing and supporting a strong partner channel,” said Josh Greene, general manager, business development, SHI International Corp. “SHI strives to understand and deliver the best available technology to our customers and Cohesity helps us do exactly that. Fostering technological innovation through committed engagements with both our internal teams and customers made Cohesity an outstanding partner to SHI in 2017.”
“Being named ‘Emerging Partner of the Year’ by SHI is an incredible validation of the effectiveness of Cohesity’s hyperconverged platform and its ability to deliver game-changing results to the enterprise,” said Todd Palmer, vice president of worldwide channels, Cohesity. “SHI has been at the forefront in identifying the best IT solutions for decades and we are extremely proud to be recognized for the value this partnership has produced.”
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blogs/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.
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