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2020 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Grades To Key Vendors

Rick Whiting

For the 35th year, solution providers scored vendors in 24 technology categories based on their performance in product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services.

Cloud Storage: Wasabi Technologies

Channel Chief: Marty Falaro, SVP, Global Sales and Alliances

Cloud storage startup Wasabi has been making waves in the industry as it plays David to industry Goliaths like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, competing on its marketing message of no hidden storage fees or cloud vendor lock-in. The company raised $30 million in a new funding round in May.

As part of the CRN 2020 Top 100 Executives, Wasabi co-founder, President and CEO David Friend was named one of the Top 25 Technology Disrupters.

Wasabi Technologies received an overall ARC score of 83.3 in this competitive technology category. Wasabi had the highest scores in product innovation (87.8), partnership (82.8) and managed and cloud services (86.4). But Veeam just edged out Wasabi in the support category, 75.2 to 75.1, thanks to higher scores for training and marketing support.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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