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OpenStack Startup Platform9 Launches Channel Program

Speaking of channel programs, Platform9, an OpenStack startup that aims to simplify deployment and management of the open-source cloud operating system, wins kudos for launching a formal channel program this week to help accelerate the young company's sales momentum.

Platform9 has been piloting the program for four months and launched with a couple of dozen partners already signed on. Many of those solution providers already have hardware practices focused around Cisco Systems, NetApp and VCE.

The new channel program allows partners to sign up for formal financial and training incentives, collaborate with Platform9 engineers and request on-site visits from them. The program defines financial incentives for business Platform9 brings to its channel, and for business that partners generate.

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