Logo-VW_gold_RGB_v_serv_lgViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces today that it has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives. This guide offers solution providers a valuable resource for locating and exploring the IT industry’s top cloud technologies, programs and offerings, and a way to connect with the organizations making these cloud technologies and partner programs available specifically through the IT channel.

ViaWest offers a broad set of cloud solutions – from public to private to hybrid and compliant – all of which are built on best of breed VMware and Cisco platforms. The company also recently launched its KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, a purpose-built, audit-ready cloud solution that was created using industry-leading virtualization and security technology. This service offers unparalleled protection for companies that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data.

In addition, ViaWest was recently selected by Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, as a winner of the 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Awards. ViaWest’s KINECTed Health Cloud, specifically designed to help companies meet their HIPAA compliance requirements, was selected as the Most Innovative Cloud Service.

“We position our partners to meet the increased market demand for cloud with a variety of flexible solutions that are backed by high touch customer service,” states Sean McCaffery, ViaWest Vice President of Channel Sales. “We offer on-boarding, migration and ongoing support to meet the needs of our customers and grow with them as their needs evolve. We also recently made enhancements to our Channel Partner Program, offering agents, system integrators, Value Added Resellers (VARs) and brokers a flexible business model in which to leverage ViaWest’s IT infrastructure solutions. The program touts attractive compensation packages, flexibility and personalized engagement options to suit varied channel business needs.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com. By combining tools like the new Cloud Partner Program Guide with conferences like The Channel Company’s upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, solution providers will have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information available to advance their cloud strategies and solutions.

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