ClearDB, a pioneer in enterprise cloud database technologies, has announced its Cloud 1st Premier Partner Program. As part of ClearDB’s channel partner growth initiative, the Cloud 1st Premier Partner program is tailored for Microsoft Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
The new channel program would offer ClearDB’s partners the opportunity to grow consumption directly through a CSP’s Azure subscription and drive end-to-end customer engagement, which is a key tenant of Microsoft’s CSP program.
“More and more customers are starting to move mission critical data to the cloud, so it is essential that CSPs expand their services and leverage third-party database and data platform services where applicable,” said Allen Holmes, VP of marketing, ClearDB. “The new premier level of our Cloud 1st partner program allows Microsoft CSPs to provide full service value to customers while staying at the forefront of the digital transformation.”
The Cloud 1st Partner Program offers two partner levels. The Authorized partner program is best suited for companies that prefer to sell services that are hosted and managed by the vendor, and focuses on solution selling and bundled value added services. The Premier partner program would be ideal for those who have a commercial license with a cloud provider and prefer to own the customer experience.
Partner sales and services are streamlined through ClearDB’s Partner Portal, which enables account management, sales fulfillment, and service operation tasks. These services can also integrate into existing partner marketplace platforms through the ClearDB API interface.
Designed for Microsoft CSPs, ClearDB’s Cloud 1st Premier program enables partners to create new managed services for customers by leveraging ClearDB’s Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform. It also allows Microsoft CSPs to provision and manage custom services within their AZURE subscription.
Key characteristics of ClearDB’s Cloud 1st Premier Partner Program include:
- CSPs manage the full customer relationship running on their infrastructure
- Provides direct provisioning into CSPs Azure subscriptions setting their own pricing and services;
- Requires no cost to join.
Designed to work on major public clouds and to support private cloud and on-premises operations, the Partner Program utilizes ClearDB’s nonstop Data Services Platform, which extends the company’s MySQL DBaaS offering and automates provisioning and management processes with an “intuitive” services framework.
The ClearDB Data Services Platform works in major cloud environments, including Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), and IBM SoftLayer.