XenSource launches its Partner Program

Quoting from the XenSource official announcement:

XenSource, the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen(TM) hypervisor, today introduced a comprehensive channel partner program for companies planning to deliver virtualization solutions based on the Xen hypervisor. Distribution of XenEnterprise for North America and Europe will be delivered through agreements with ComputerLinks, DataSolutions, Interquad, ITway and Tech Data.

The program is significant as it enables system integrators, hosting service providers and consultants to expand their company’s core virtualization skills by providing the expertise required to help end-users plan and deploy Xen virtualization solutions based on XenSource’s XenEnterprise multi-OS virtualization platform. The program includes a designated XenSource Certified Professional training and validation program.

The channel program offers:

  • Authorization to resell XenEnterprise
    offering members the opportunity to be one of the first companies to become certified on the delivery of Xen-based virtualization
  • Training and Certification
    offering members the opportunity to become certified experts in the delivery of Xen-based virtualization
  • Demand Generation
    providing a lead distribution process and the ability to leverage standardized XenEnterprise demand generation programs
  • Branding and Messaging
    enabling partners to differentiate their offerings through access to XenSource trademarked branding and integrated messaging
  • Access to expertise
    providing access to the industry leading knowledge and tools for Xen-based virtualization through the XenEnterprise multi-OS virtualization platform

There is no fee for charter members to join through 2006…