Green Cloud Technologies, the cloud technology solutions provider, recently hosted 75 channel partners at its annual partner summit.
The company offered the latest information about cloud evolution and cybersecurity, provided during technical, sales and marketing breakout sessions. Partners attending the summit also enjoyed the BMW Driving Experience Center, where they got behind the wheel of the latest BMWs to drive the autocross course and network with other partners.
Tintri, Vmware, Infogressive, Insight, Cisco, Veeam and Zerto sponsored the event; their technology make it possible for Green Cloud to offer advanced and secure turnkey, cloud-based infrastructure solutions to its partners.
The three-day Partner Summit was hosted in Greenville, South Carolina, where attendees learned about Green Cloud’s new partnership with Infogressive, a provider of around-the-clock cybersecurity technology services, which Green Cloud says significantly elevates its security capabilities. According to John Gaillard, a successful business coach and moderator at the Partner Summit, “Green Cloud’s Summit was a clear indication of the company’s leadership and commitment to their partners and their investment to evolve and be curators of customer solutions, especially as the complexity and vulnerability of cybersecurity threats increase.”
Click through the gallery below for highlights, an event recap, and to see who took home awards.
Captions by Charles Houser, co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Green Cloud. Pictures courtesy Green Cloud.
During the summit, channel partners heard from international speaker and best selling author Soon Yu, who wrote "Iconic Advantage: Don't Chase the New, Innovate the Old." Yu, the keynote speaker, shared advice and insights about how channel partners can identify the iconic value in their business and brands to stand out from their competition.
Yu's 5 Principles
Yu shared his five principals of "staying power": familiarity, meaning, delight, excitement and trust. Keep these in mind if you're an SMB pursuing success.
About Green Cloud
Keith Coker, Green Cloud's CEO (left) and Jonathan Philipsen, senior VP of sales (right), on stage before presenting awards to partners. Since Green Cloud was founded in 2011, the company is completely focused on building partner networks that garner the support and loyalty of MSPs that have chosen Green Cloud for their virtual server, backup and recovery solutions. The company says it offers powerful, scalable solutions, and leading partner enablement services, serving not only as a cloud vendor, but as its partners' cloud department.
Green Cloud presented several partners with awards during the event to recognize their excellence in solution selling to their customers. Dyonyx was Green Cloud Partner of the Year, and OnePath was the “All In” Partner for selling all of Green Cloud’s products and solutions. The Most Innovative Partner Award went to ScanSource, and Abacus Solutions won the Rising Star Award for the fastest growing partner. CompuTech City was Green Cloud's Technical MVP winner.
Partner of the YearDyonyx
was Green Cloud’s 2019 Partner of the Year. Keith Coker, Green Cloud’s CEO (left) and Jonathan Philipsen, Green Cloud’s senior VP of sales (right), flank James Melchor, CTO of Dyonyx.
was Green Cloud’s “All In” Partner for selling all of Green Cloud’s products and solutions. Brandon Smith of Onepath accepts this award from Keith Coker, CEO of Green Cloud (left) and Jonathan Philipsen, Green Cloud’s senior VP of sales (right).
From the Leaders
“Our partner summit creates the perfect opportunity for our leaders to listen to the needs of MSPs and VARs who can come together annually and share with us and their peers business challenges and best practices when serving their customers,” said Keith Coker, co-Founder and CEO of Green Cloud, pictured right.
“We are firmly committed to offering channel partners the best, most secure long-term solutions so they can be cloud leaders and serve their small and medium business customers at the most advanced and highest level,” said Charles Houser. co-founder and executive VP, sales and marketing for Green Cloud, pictured left.