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Three-peat Award Win Demonstrates Continued Acceleration in Channel Partner Program Growth and Development


LOS ANGELES, CA – February 21, 2017dinCloud, a cloud services provider for hosted workspaces and cloud infrastructure, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named David Graffia, dinCloud’s vice president of sales, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs for the third year in a row. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, industry standing, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy, and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

2016 Channel Initiatives

New to dinCloud’s channel initiatives this past year included the creation of a partner advisory council, which allows dinCloud to solicit direct feedback from its channel community. Additionally, dinCloud surveys its partners to see what areas the company is succeeding in, and any areas that may need improvement. The survey results have led to several exciting enhancements to dinCloud’s flagship offering, including:

  • Virtual administration services – dinCloud has taken on an even more proactive approach in the day-to-day management of its customers’ environments. Virtual administration services allow partners to focus on new customer acquisitions and not the mundane (albeit important) administrative tasks.
  • Monitoring and analytics – the latest enhancement to dinCloud’s cloud automation portal, dinManage, which enables dinCloud partners and end user customers to configure their hosted private cloud securely, giving them complete control of their own environment including desktops, servers, and network security resources. New monitoring and analytics features provide dinCloud’s partners and their clients with visibility to the utilization of resources provisioned. This allows clients to optimize and right-size the resources within a customer’s specific environment. Additionally, the new features include detailed reporting on bandwidth throughput, and a deeper sense of security through the assignment of role based administration.

“While our partner community has grown steadily over the past year, what’s been even more exciting is the maturity we are seeing in the market, and within several verticals – we now have many partners selling into the financial services and healthcare verticals,” said Graffia. “Regulatory compliance has been a large obstacle to overcome for both partners and clients alike, however our award winning solution provides the automation and orchestration of compute resources and wraps the security features needed for organizations and businesses alike to be compliant.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

About dinCloud:
dinCloud is a Cloud Services Provider (CSP) that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through a strong network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Each customer’s hosted private cloud offers hosted workspaces and cloud infrastructure that the customer controls through direct and open access. dinCloud’s subscription-based services are tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity. Visit,, or follow @dinCloud on Twitter.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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PR Contacts:
Angela Tuzzo
MRB Public Relations for dinCloud
732-758-1100, ext. 105

Melanie Turpin
The Channel Company


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