In the final stage of the two-day course, partners are required to complete an on-site assessment to solidify their understanding of flash and Violin Memory flash Memory Arrays. Graduates can then enjoy exclusive membership of Violin’s LinkedIn user group, Violin Memory Certified Flash Engineers - EMEA.
To strengthen its commitment to educating its partner resellers, Violin has coupled the launch of this training session with the unveiling of its Partner Portal http://www.violin-memory.com/partner. The Partner Portal houses a library of white papers, technical documents and sale tools as well as customer materials and marketing content for resellers to utilise.
“Our new Partner Portal and certification course enhance the accessibility our partners have to truly exploit the benefits of flash storage in the enterprise,” said Jason Wildt, Partner Business Manager, Violin Memory. “In addition to the training and the partner portal, Violin certified flash engineers have access to a community where they can direct their consulting and engineering enquiries.” The new partner portal also provides the gateway to the new demand-generation-as-a-service program in EMEA. This program makes Violin Memory marketing campaigns available to the partners in the format they require – as raw content, co-branded content, or a turn-key solution where they simply provide the target audience information.
“Having access to this calibre of training, marketing support and the use of an exclusive, flash-educated community, heightens our strategic technology advantage and enables us to critically impact our customers,” says Andrew Wright, Director, Vendor Alliance, SCC.