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January 17, 2018
Riverbed Overhauls Channel Program In Pursuit Of $4.6B New Business Opportunity
Riverbed is launching a new channel program designed to make a transition from its foundation in WAN optimization to selling Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) and other technologies delivered as-a-service. “We need partners to bring Riverbed into their customer base where they haven’t brought us in before,” said Bridget Bisnette, Riverbed vice president global channels and commercial sales.

Bernard Westwood, vice president of technology operations at BlueAlly, a Washington, D.C., solution provider that works with Riverbed, said the changes come at the right time to take advantage of customers’ changing technology needs.

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Riverbed Rise, the new program moves away from an emphasis on partner tier status and towards a system that allows for greater partner flexibility and autonomy. Bernard Westwood says Riverbed is working to align itself better with its partners’ sales forces..

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October 02, 2017
Three Steps Ahead: CRN’s 2017 Triple Crown Award Winners
“This year’s CRN Triple Crown Award winners boast multiple, advanced technical certifications from leading vendors, rank among the top-earning IT solution providers in North America and are some of the fastest-growing organizations in the channel today,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These over-achieving businesses have set the standard for success in the strategic service provider era and are leading the channel into an exciting new future.”
BlueAlly, a Preferred Partner for several Fortune 100 companies makes it to the list of 2017 Triple Crown Award Winners.

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August 07, 2017
The 2017 Fast Growth 150
2017 Fast Growth 150 is CRN’s annual ranking of
North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years.
BlueAlly ranks #52

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June 06, 2017
Partner Power: HPE Partners VeriStor,
BlueAlly, Experis Driving Digital Transformation
BlueAlly’s Vice President of Sales Jim Bartis discusses how
using HPE’s Flexible Capacity-Hybrid IT increases customer
satisfaction.

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June 05, 2017
10 Partner-Ready Game Changers From HPE Discover 2017
The highly acclaimed Flexible Capacity offering from HPE
Financial Services allows partners to provide a flex up and flex down bursting capability.
“This is a next-generation offering where HPE services and financial might converge into a fully deployable Opex consumption model.” Says BlueAlly’s Vice President of Sales Jim Bartis

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February 14, 2017
CRN’s 2017 Managed Service Provider 500
CRN assembles the Managed Service Provider 500, an annual list that recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

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The Managed Service Provider 500 list is divided into three categories: the MSP Elite 150, recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services. BlueAlly is named one of CRN’s 2017 Elite 150.

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Press Releases

Nov 2017
Cary, North Carolina
BlueAlly partners with Riverbed® to deliver managed Visibility-as-a-Service (VaaS) offering.
This service provides deep insight into end user experience prior to, during and post business defining digital transformations.

Since 2005 BlueAlly has been helping clients scale, optimize and manage their IT resources to reach their business goals. In alignment to these efforts, BlueAlly also offers Managed Services in the scope of Information Security, Infrastructure,
Firewall management and Staffing.
BlueAlly maintains its role as a trusted Platinum-level Riverbed® authorized partner to launch SteelCentral™ their Visibility-as-a-Service (VaaS) offering. Through this partnership BlueAlly’s capability expands to become a trusted Managed Services partner to its clients in providing real time performance monitoring & reporting services. This support is essential in ensuring mission critical digital transformation projects (i.e. Windows 10, O365, Cloud, VDI, critical Application migrations etc.) are launched on time and the end user experience is optimized before rolling it out across the entire organization.
Bernard Westwood, Vice President of Technology Operations at BlueAlly explains: “As our customers start to plan their digital or cloud transformations we believe this service will not only enhance their planning process by enabling them to make informed design decisions but accelerate their performance to deliver the best to their end users. The unique capabilities of this service will allow our customers the most powerful insight into their environments across the whole compute stack and remove the traditional ‘silo’ approach to troubleshooting performance issues.”
The new VaaS offering allows the leadership team to quantify the impact of mission critical changes on end users before proceeding with an organization wide roll-out. Equipped with this knowledge the decision makers can fully understand the impact of digital transformations and make educated choices in prioritizing and retaining changes that are best for their company. The traditional approaches to monitoring and managing your company’s IT performance are ineffective in keeping up with the trends of today’s world of highly strategic digital transformation initiatives.
“Companies both large and small are investing in digital transformation initiatives to increase profits, reduce expenses and create a better digital experience for customers and employees. With the adoption of cloud and hybrid architectures come significant ‘blind spots’, making it very difficult to see if the new architecture is delivering the desired end user experience,” said Mike Sargent, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SteelCentral at Riverbed. “It is critical to not only have a clear view of end user experience but to have the ability to proactively remediate issues before end users even notice a degradation in performance. Riverbed and BlueAlly have partnered to ensure that our customers benefit from BlueAlly’s Visibility-as-a-Service offering, which will help enterprises seamlessly migrate to Cloud, O365, Windows 10 and VDI environments as well as adopt managed services more broadly.”


MAR 2017
BlueAlly is now a Riverbed Authorized Support Partner

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