Every year, CRN’s annual Top 100 list “salutes the key players who continue to shape the way channel does business.” The publication calls its elite 100 “influencers,” “leaders,” “innovators” and “disruptors.” These are the people “who are changing the way business gets done in the IT channel” and Infinio CEO and Co-Founder Arun Agarwal appears on this year’s list amid its top 25 innovators.
Arun’s inclusion on CRN’s list is more than just adding another accolade, which include Infinio’s mention in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies report and the 2015 CRN Emerging Vendors list of up-and-coming technology vendors. Beyond the honor of all of these mentions is the fact that our team has made so much progress so quickly in setting the new channel agenda.
While we celebrate Infinio’s appearance in reports and industry-leader lists, the real wins are the moves that matter to customers and partners, such as:
- Advancing the Infinio Accelerator technology with new features and improved usability;
- Helping more customers improve performance of their storage environments; and
- Gaining momentum in the channel, with the Infinio Channel Partner Program, which was launched in February, now led by Bob Skelley, vice president of global channel.
Here’s what Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, had to say in announcing the list: “The CRN Top 100 list recognizes an elite group of executives that demonstrate leadership skills and innovation that propel the IT channel forward. Each individual named on this exclusive list has overcome business challenges and capitalized on opportunities while demonstrating a passion and dedication to the IT channel."
For Arun and the team at Infinio, that passion comes down to our goal of adding many more channel partners and continuing to provide the industry’s leading storage performance acceleration solution.
The CRN Top 100 list is based on feedback gathered from technology solution providers throughout the year by CRN editors, with rankings reflecting executives’ channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with their business and sales impact on the IT channel.
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