NEW YORK — February 11, 2021 — NS1, the leader in modern application and access networking, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Warren Mead, vice president, channel and strategic accounts, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year. This prestigious list recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.
Four-time CRN Channel Chief, Mead leads NS1’s Global INS1DER Partner Program, which has seen substantial growth over the past year. Partners realize that NS1’s software-defined application and access networking solutions play a key role in supporting modern infrastructure and application delivery strategies that keep companies connected and business moving forward. In the past year, NS1’s INS1DER program has added many market leaders, including AHEAD, Connection, ConvergeOne, CSpire, GDT, Logicalis, Softcat, and Trace 3. Mead has also spearheaded efforts to deepen NS1’s relationships with technology and alliance partners, such as Cisco, HashiCorp, and ServiceNow.
“The Channel Chief and other industry recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of my entire team to build an award-winning global channel partner program in just a little over a year,” said Mead. “NS1 is focused on our partners’ enablement and success in the application traffic management and enterprise DDI segments. Prime for disruption, these markets are creating great opportunities for our partners, already well-positioned with a broad portfolio of technologies, with enhanced network visibility and control. The partnerships we have secured, combined with key program investments and industry acknowledgments, have positioned NS1 for further growth and scale in 2021.”
In 2020, NS1 joined the Cisco DevNet SolutionsPlus program, which enables partners to easily add NS1 solutions to their existing opportunities on Cisco’s Global Price List. This made NS1’s software-defined DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) solution the only one of its kind available to Cisco partners on that list. NS1 Enterprise DDI was added to the Cisco dCloud — a hosted demo environment available to all Cisco partners. And beyond the existing Cisco Umbrella integration, NS1 added support and integrations with key Cisco technologies such as AnyConnect, ThousandEyes, and the Catalyst 9000 solutions to support ongoing “work from home” initiatives. Mead is focused on deepening NS1’s integrations and partnerships with Cisco and other strategic players in the networking, application, and DevOps ecosystems to drive a broader portfolio and joint go-to-market.
Through a variety of engagement models, NS1 makes it easy for partners to sell to their customers. Online enablement supports the partner base with tools to quickly learn NS1’s technology and use cases.
Packaged virtual marketing and demand gen programs help drive engagement with partners’ prospects and customers. These efforts have earned continued program recognition. During 2020, the NS1 INS1DER Program earned a CRN 5-star rating in the 2020 CRN Partner Program Guide and inclusion on CRN’s list of 50 Hottest Software-Defined Data Center Vendors of 2020. Previously, NS1 was named one of the 10 Hottest Enterprise Networking Start-ups of 2019.
Visit NS1 online to learn more about the INS1DER Partner Program.
NS1 automates the deployment and delivery of the world’s most trafficked internet and enterprise applications. Its software-defined, next-generation application networking stack modernizes DNS, DHCP, and IPAM — the familiar and universal foundations of all network and internet services — to unlock unprecedented automation, visibility, and control in today’s complex, heterogeneous environments. NS1 has more than 700 enterprise customers worldwide, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Pitney Bowes, Bleacher Report, and The Guardian, and is backed by investments from Energy Impact Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco Investments, and GGV Capital.
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