Annual guide recognizes the very best channel partner programs in the market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 18, 2014 — / — Tintri Inc., the leading producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

Tintri places partners at the core of its go-to-market strategy and is quickly earning a reputation as an innovative channel leader. In addition to earning CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program recognition, Tintri’s channel executive, Derek Dal Ponte was recently named to CRN’s Channel Chiefs list and recognized as among the Top 20 Chiefs to watch.

“By working with partners to open doors into new enterprise accounts and where virtualization projects were previously held back by traditional storage’s cost, performance and complexity issues, Tintri approached 100 percent channel business in the past year,” said Dal Ponte. “Our partners see increased opportunities, larger deals and more repeat business characterized by close to 70 percent of our customers making repeat purchases averaging 2.5x of their initial order. We expect accelerated growth and increased investments with partners in 2014 while continuing to develop infrastructure, trainings and tools to make it easier for partners to sell and support Tintri Solutions.”

The 2014 Partner Program Guide will be featured on and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.

About Tintri
Tintri Zero Management Storage™ helps IT organizations eliminate storage complexity, and minimize costs and scale their virtualized environments. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud, Tintri addresses the mismatch between storage and virtualization with the industry’s first VM-Aware Storage architecture. Tintri VMstore™ and Tintri Global Center™ together improve performance by as much as 10x, make virtualization predictable and easily scalable, and enable higher IT productivity—all while slashing costs. Production-proven in hundreds of global enterprises, Tintri helps customers such as AMD, F5 Networks and Kawasaki Motors maximize their virtualization investments. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @tintriinc.

About The Channel Company 
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

Additional Resources

  • Download the Tintri VMstore Technology Validation by the Taneja Group
  • View the Tintri “Virtualize More with Less” Infographic
  • Follow Tintri on Twitter
  • Like Tintri on Facebook
  • Read the Tintri blog

Press Contacts:
Betzi-Lynn Hanc
The Channel  Company

Katie Halloran
SHIFT Communications

Source: Tintri