The Cloud, The Channel, The Cloud in the Channel – That’s Us

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It used to be that you’d have to step outside or peer through a window to see a cloud – now, we walk around in one all day. There’s no doubt the world is a bit more cloudy than it was even just a few years ago; however, with so many options available, people are often left challenged to determine which solutions are best for them or their business. Fortunately for folks looking for clarity on the cloud front, there are reliable resources like CRN to provide answers, which is the case with CRN’s 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide.

The guide provides a valuable resource for solution providers to navigate the booming cloud marketplace by identifying technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. We are excited to have Barracuda’s partner program recognized on the list as one of these leading cloud players. All Barracuda solutions are cloud-connected and we’ve placed a heavy focus on cloud security, cloud archiving and cloud storage, as well as our product deployments on public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VMware vCloud Air.

“Each cloud provider and vendor in the Cloud Partner Program Guide was selected by CRN editors for putting forth substantive cloud partner programs that demonstrate a real buy-in and support of the channel community,” says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the pace of change and fierce competition in the growing cloud market, it’s imperative that a solution provider finds vendor partners capable of giving them consistent, tangible support to grow their cloud-related revenue. The CRN 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide helps them find those partners that are right for their business.”

You can find Barracuda’s listing on CRN’s 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide here.

Along with our Cloud Partner Program Guide listing, Barracuda’s very own Worldwide Channel Chief Michael Hughes was recognized by CRN as one of the Top Midmarket IT Vendor Executives for 2015.

Each year, The Channel Company's Midsize Enterprise Summit highlights the IT industry's most influential vendor executives who focus on the midmarket. The midmarket is one of the IT industry's fastest-growing segments, and its channel executives are faced with challenges daily. The best meet those challenges head on, while also serving the demands of senior IT leaders.

Executives on the Top Midmarket IT Vendor Executives list were nominated by peers, colleagues, customers and partners because of the relationships they have built with midmarket customers, and for the leadership, strategic thinking and solution excellence they have demonstrated. Their organizations have made a commitment to and investment in the midmarket – which CRN defines as customers with 100 to 1,000 employees and/or $100 million to $1 billion in annual revenue.

Hughes had this to add:

“Despite the size of midmarket customers, they still have big IT problems to solve and concerns to alleviate that remain critical for their ability to conduct business. This is one of the reasons Barracuda has focused on making security and storage solutions that are easy to deploy, operate and support for the midmarket customer. Barracuda has continued to develop our channel to provide the necessary resources to partners who service and provide IT solutions to midmarket customers.”

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