Weka Recognized in CRN Guide for Industry-Leading Cloud Solutions

CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide highlights best-in-class technology and channel partner programs

CAMPBELL, Calif. – Sept 14, 2020 WekaIO™ (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Weka in its 2020 Cloud Partner Program Guide. This annual list identifies industry-leading cloud technology vendors with innovative partner programs that empower and accelerate the growth of solution providers’ cloud initiatives.

The Cloud Partner Program Guide is a practical map for solution providers navigating the ever-changing cloud landscape, helping them to locate technology suppliers with groundbreaking cloud offerings and partner programs. To meet the requirements for inclusion, vendors must have unique partner program benefits that address critical challenges in cloud infrastructure or applications.

“With so many cloud options available today, solution providers may find it tough to find the vendor that best complements their unique business strategy,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Cloud Partner Program Guide identifies the vendor partners with a strong combination of technology, training, support, and financial incentives to help cloud initiatives succeed.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by CRN for accelerating cloud initiatives. Weka is a leading cloud solution provider, demonstrating that HPC workloads can achieve outstanding performance with WekaFS on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the IO-500 Challenge,” said Charla Bunton-Johnson, global director of partner sales, development and marketing at Weka. “Channel partners in the award-winning WIN partner program benefit from a cloud-native file storage solution that empowers the pursuit of new accounts in key verticals for public cloud computing workflows.”

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The WekaIO Innovation Network™ (WIN) is a global partner program that empowers partners to solve customers’ biggest data-intensive storage challenges in the public cloud or on premises. The WIN program provides partners with access to the Weka File System (WekaFS™), a high performance, scalable, and parallel file system that exceeds customers’ requirements for performance, capacity, and ease of management. WekaFS is designed to help users fully realize the promise of the public cloud with a single vendor solution to enable high-performance computing (HPC), provide remote backup to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), provision resources for cloud bursting workflows or underpin a hybrid cloud strategy for cost-effective data archiving.

“Weka delivers choice to our customers with a WekaFS on-premises solution and a cloud solution on AWS. WekaFS also delivers a security feature to protect data in motion. Data center agility and data security are both important key value propositions for the federal market,” said Carl Fulp, CTO of ViON, a WIN Leader Partner.

“We are seeing a strong trend within IT to adopt a cloud strategy to cost-effectively accommodate the demands of their HPC applications. Our participation in the WIN program provides us the tools we need to satisfy the requirements of our customers’ cloud initiatives,” said Andy Stein, EVP of sales and marketing at RoundTower, a WIN Leader partner and AWS Partner. “Leveraging WekaFS on AWS, our customers can benefit from a solution that is developed to scale their businesses while at the same time making it easy to move their HPC workloads to the public cloud.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg. Additional coverage will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine.

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About WekaIO
WekaIO (Weka) offers WekaFS, the modern parallel file system that is used by seven of the Fortune 50 enterprise organizations to uniquely solve the newest, biggest problems holding back innovation and discovery. Purpose-built to unlock the full capabilities of today’s accelerated and agile data center, WekaFS is optimized for NVMe-flash and the hybrid cloud. Its modern architecture handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive technical computing environments, delivering truly epic performance at any scale, enabling organizations to maximize the full value of their high-powered accelerators—GPUs and FPGAs. Weka helps industry leaders solve big IT infrastructure problems and extract more value from their data faster. For more information, go to https://www.weka.io/parallel-file-system

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Weka is a leading cloud solution provider, demonstrating that HPC workloads can achieve outstanding performance with WekaFS on AWS through the IO-500 Challenge.

Charla Bunton-Johnson
Global Director of Partner Sales, Development and Marketing, WekaIO