Open-E Partner Program

What is the Open-E Partner Program?


Open-E is a software company that cooperates with a large number of leading storage solution providers. Despite the large network formed by our Partners we make every effort to treat each of them individually - according to their specific needs. Our authorization is also a guarantee of compatibility, quality and trust that we confide in our partners. Our logo endorses industry-leading hardware manufacturers. This is why we are confident that every implementation based on our software will be successful.

Why should you join?


Joining our Partner Program allows you to benefit from higher margins, to use Open-E’s marketing resources, to participate in Open-E’s Certified Engineer Trainings (OECE), to attend our Storage Server Certification Program and much more.

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Who can join?


Our program is designed for all types of service providers in the IT sector. You will join a vast network of industry experts and practitioners.

System Builder

Partners building their own storage systems from individual components and selling them with Open-E software.

Internet Service Provider / Data Center

Internet service providers, hosting providers, service providers using storage powered by Open-E.

Reseller

Partners who re-sell the full range of Open-E software and services.

Online Shop

Online retailers selling goods / services over the internet via eCommerce.

MSP / System House

Partners who add value by providing complete IT solutions to their customers, including design, plan and deployment of sophisticated storage networking and virtualization solutions.

Distributor

Wholesalers re-selling Open-E products to Resellers, System Builders and other channel companies (not to end users).

Technology Partner

Hardware or software manufacturers providing solutions compatible with Open-E software.

OEM

Companies selling Open-E products as a part of their solutions under their own brand name.

Partnership levels


Open-E offers four different levels of partnership. Every partner starts as an Authorized Partner. With the growth of our co-operation, Open-E offers Silver, Gold and Platinum Partnership levels, each with an increased amount of benefits and requirements.

Open-E Platinum Partner
Platinum Partner

With this level, partners are allowed to sell Open-E’s JovianDSS with additional benefits. This product requires two certified engineers and one certified system – advanced expertise with Open-E and its products is essential. Platinum is the most sophisticated level of Open-E partnerships and includes special margins and benefits.

Open-E Gold Partner
Gold Partner

This is a prestigious level of partnership designed for experienced business partners whose primary focus is the data storage market. This proves a long-term commitment to our mutual success and customer satisfaction by promoting and selling Open-E technology. Gold Partners have access to our whole range of business benefits derived from highly-skilled specializations in our software products. Open-E JovianDSS is available with these Partners, they require one certified engineer in their company.

Open-E Silver Partner
Silver Partner

This high-level partnership is dedicated to rapidly growing partners focused on achieving success by offering Open-E technology. Partners at this level are interested in getting more profit from a long term relationship with Open-E and want to help us build our storage market position.

Open-E Authorized Partner
Authorized Partner

This level is the introduction to a stronger business relationship with Open-E. Authorized Partners get familiarized with market opportunities for continuously increasing sales of Open-E products. They are interested in the inherent advantages of our knowledge resources and want to promote Open-E's storage solutions.

Note

Partner levels are assigned separately for each unique partner activity you report. For each of those activities there are different criteria based on your performance and geographic region.

Open-E Technology Partners


Open-E Technology Partners

We work closely with leading technology hardware and software vendors to ensure interoperability with our software. Our alliances include technology industry leaders such as Intel, AMD, VMware, Symantec, Adaptec, LSI, Supermicro and many more.

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Open-E Certified Engineer


Certification as an OECE verifies that an engineer has demonstrated the ability to work smoothly with Open-E's Storage Software, especially snapshots, backups, replications and failover. An OECE can easily implement Open-E products into complex IT environments and has comprehensive knowledge and experience of the software.

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OECE for Open-E DSS V7 »

Certified Storage Server Program


Open-E provides partners the opportunity to have their storage servers tested and certified in the Open-E labs. The certification provides benefits for both storage vendor and customer, guaranteeing system performance and functionality through extensive testing, according to the Open-E Hardware Certification Program Guide.

Systems certified with Open-E DSS V7 provide superior performance, security, scalability, and fast ROI. Available certifications and tests:

  • Open-E High Availability Certified Storage Servers
  • Open-E Certified Storage Servers
  • Open-E Tested Storage Servers

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Storage Servers certified by Open-E »