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|| ||Canonical Takes Ubuntu for Business Into the Channel with New Support Program |
|| ||Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:23:59 -0400|
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Canonical announces the Ubuntu Advantage Partner Program for resellers
Global network of Canonical partner organizations to bring local
delivery of services to businesses deploying Ubuntu
London 25th July 2011: Canonical <http://www.canonical.com/> today
announces the launch of its new Ubuntu Advantage (UA) partner program,
designed to help resellers bring a new set of support services for
Ubuntu <http://www.ubuntu.com/> server, desktop and cloud installations
direct to businesses. The program is launching with global partners,
including CSS in the US, Asia and EMEA, Ashisuto in Japan, RedPill
Linpro in Scandinavia and Alterway in France.
Ubuntu Advantage provides enterprise customers with access to the tools
and support they need to get maximum return from their Ubuntu
infrastructure including round the clock support, Ubuntu Landscape
management and monitoring tool, knowledge base and legal cover. Ubuntu
Advantage helps to minimize any impact on mission-critical services and
reduce the cost of system downtime. The Ubuntu Advantage partner program
extends the availability of these services beyond Canonical and, for
customers, adds local resources and responsiveness to the expertise that
Canonical continues to provide.
Resellers joining the Ubuntu Advantage partner program can tap into
additional revenue streams by expanding their services portfolio. In
addition to the commission of UA, resellers can also add additional
services such as hardware, software, implementation and training
services, which help their customers save costs and reduce risk.
Partners also receive marketing, technical, commercial and pre-sales
support and an assigned account manager as part of the UA program.
Steve Lack, Director of Global Alliances, CSS says: "Partnering with
Canonical for our Ubuntu
offerings on the desktop, server and cloud is already giving CSS
significant advantages of being able to provide top-tier solutions and
support to our customers."
Paul Holt, VP of Corporate Services at Canonical comments; "Canonical is
seeing rapid growth in global demand for Ubuntu Advantage in enterprise
environments for desktop, server and cloud deployments. Bringing local
partners on board will both help satisfy that demand and bring services
to regions where it was previously unavailable. By offering Ubuntu
Advantage as part of their product or service set, there's a real
opportunity for partners to reach new users, grow their business and
reach the audiences they deserve."
To apply to become a Canonical Ubuntu Advantage partner and for more
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Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to
Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the
Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of
Ubuntu - an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system.
It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organization and
individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify
Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to
businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical
also builds and maintains collaborative, open source development tools
to ensure that organizations and individuals can participate fully in
innovations within the open-source community. For more information,
please visit the <http://www.canonical.com/> Canonical
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