November 19, 2012
THOUSAND OAKS, CA, Nov. 19 – Nexsan, a leading independent provider of data storage systems, recently completed its NexStep Americas 2012 partner conference. The 13th annual event was hosted in six cities across North America and brought together hundreds of Nexsan value-added resellers, system integrators and cloud service providers for an exclusive look at the state-of-the-industry, Nexsan product roadmaps, strategies for sales growth and hands-on product demonstrations.
Sponsored by Intel, HGST, a Western Digital Company (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) and Kodak, the six NexStep events were held in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Washington D.C. over two weeks. The shift to a series of regional events vs. a single conference helped increase participation by 60% vs. 2011.
"Unlike many in our industry, Nexsan remains fully committed to the channel -- as we have been from the start," said Walter Palhetas, executive vice president of Americas and Asia Pacific sales, marketing and operations. "We understand what's important to our partners and what's required for their success. NexStep 2012 is one of the many ways we deliver on those requirements and equip them to win in the storage marketplace."
Nexsan provides NAS/SAN unified hybrid storage, SAN-based dense storage and Archive solutions. The systems are designed for ease of use and can be flexibly tailored to meet an organization's needs while uniquely delivering enterprise-class features without the enterprise-class price. The company offers its solutions via a 100% channel model that leverages the expertise and loyalty of its partners to succeed. Each partner is selected to join the Nexsan partner team after careful evaluation of their expertise, geographic coverage and solution focus. The company provides comprehensive programs for sales, marketing and partner education and its LeadGuard opportunity registration program is widely considered the leading deal securing program to help protect partner investments in sales opportunities.
Partners Attending NexStep Americas 2012 Weigh In:
"Of all of the vendor meetings I've been a part of over the last three months, this team stands head and shoulders above the rest. The enthusiasm, industry awareness, team focus, and humility are outstanding. Stand tall my friends. You are in rare company."
Steve Mills, DataSpan
"Your team did a great job and it was the first training in a long time that actually left me feeling more confident and impressed with a product."
Harry Srolovitz, Praxis Data Systems
"Once again Nexsan has proven why they are a market leader with innovative technology and the know-how to sell it."
Matt Goggin, Veristor
"NexStep was a great foray into the wealth of benefits attendant to Nexsan solutions, an excellent intro to the team behind the products and a tantalizing peek into the roadmap. I am looking forward to putting these at the top of the list of storage options to discuss with clients going forward, especially the NST5000 -- a very compelling story!"
Bill Thompson, Advanced Systems Group, LLC
NexStep Americas 2012 is one of many partner conferences Nexsan conducts throughout the year. NexStep Europe 2013 will take place in Q1 in London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Malmo (Sweden).
Nexsan is a leading provider of innovative data storage systems with over 11,000 customers worldwide and one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Nexsan's pioneering Hybrid Storage systems combine solid-state technologies, disk storage and advanced software to deliver radically new levels of performance and capacity at lower cost. The company's advanced technologies enable organizations to optimize traditional, virtual and cloud computing environments for increased productivity and business agility. With more than 33,000 systems deployed since 1999, the company delivers its data storage systems through a worldwide network of cloud service providers, value-added resellers and solution integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
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