Channel Partners Doubled with Revenue Growth of Over 122%, and Expanded Geographic in Europe and Asia
SYOSSET, N.Y., February 21, 2017 – Cirrus Data Solutions (CDS), the market leader in storage area network (SAN) data migration, data acceleration, and data protection technology, today announced historic 2016 achievements in the enterprise data migration market. CDS significantly strengthened its market leadership with channel revenue growth of more than 122 percent for the year ended December 31, 2016. Furthermore, the Company launched a new channel partner program designed to drive significant revenue growth, expanded its presence in Europe and Asia, and unveiled 4.0 version of its Data Migration Server (DMS).
“Cirrus Data’s success in 2016 reflects the value we provide to customers – fast, secure, and non-disruptive data migration,” said Wayne Lam, Chief Executive Officer, Cirrus Data Solutions. “For many businesses, data is their most valuable asset. CDS ensures this critical asset is protected from cybercriminals and simple human error during data storage migrations. Today, CDS is continuing to support its global partners and customers-with technology, innovation, strategic partnerships, and scalable operational support which we believe will fuel our growth in 2017.”
Cirrus Data Solutions is at the forefront of the market’s widespread transformation to the modern data center, disrupting the way businesses have typically approached their data’s storage growth. CDS utilizes its patented Transparent Datapath Intercept (TDI) and an Adaptive Automatic QoS technology that enables businesses to take advantage of the latest data center technology with limited downtime, maximum agility, and minimal risk. CDS’s data migration solution supports diverse storage environments and migration requirements including co-located arrays, remote storage expansion, cloud storage platforms, and Flash storage environments.
In 2016, CDS made significant investments in developing and launching its channel partner program by bolstering the field sales and marketing teams with new seasoned executives, more than doubling the number of certified channel partners, and by implementing a new channel partner program designed to drive rapid revenue growth. Through these investments, CDS has grown its revenue and customer base, and is now poised for further expansion across all geographies.
To further capitalize on the migration market opportunity, Cirrus Data launched a new channel partner tier, “Qualified Services Partner,” at the beginning of 2017. The new Qualified Services Partner tier is focused solely on channel partners who will deliver non-competing data migration services for CDS partners who need migration services capabilities for their clients. This tier is by invitation only and includes Headwaters Group, Norwin Technologies, and HelioStor in the UK.
- Achieved FY 2016 revenue growth of more than 122 percent
- Established the Data Migration Accelerator Partner Program and doubled the number of certified channel partners
- Unveiled multiple strategic product milestones with the release of the DMS version 4.0 including:
- Automated destination disk allocation and provisioning,
- Live data migrations,
- Workload logical cut-over without downtime, and
- High availability DMS hardware configurations that use only 2U of rack space.
- Expanded the company’s IP portfolio to include seven issued patents.
- Strengthened the executive management team with the addition of Ron Croce, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.
- Bolstered the worldwide sales and marketing team with multiple new regional leaders in North America, EMEA and APAC.
- Received numerous awards for growth and innovation including:
- Smart CEO
- Best Companies to work for in NY
- Featured IBM solution provider in CIO Review
- Strengthened relationships with top technology providers including Dell/EMC, HPE, Infinidat, IBM Global Services, and Pure Storage.
Finally, Cirrus Data was proud to announce it started 2017 with Ron Croce, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing being named as a CRN Channel Chief. The award recognizes Ron and his team’s achievement in building a successful global channel partner program that is enabling the company to achieve a market leading position.
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About Cirrus Data
Cirrus Data Solutions Inc. (CDS) is a leading technology provider of next-generation solutions for data migration, data acceleration, and data protection. The company distributes its solutions through systems integrators, managed service providers, channel resellers, and partners including HPE, IBM, Dell/EMC, Datalink, Pure Storage, Infinidat, Align, SHI, CDI, Computacenter, Mainline, Sirius, WWT and many others. CDS is headquartered in Syosset, New York and has offices located in Versailles, France, and Jiangsu Sheng, China with sales and support offices in Boston, Chicago, and Denver. For more information, visit CDS online at www.cdsi.us.com.
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