Press Release

Wasabi Honored With 5-Star Rating in the 2021 CRN® Partner Program Guide

March 29, 2021

Boston, MA, March 29, 2021 – Wasabi, the Hot Cloud Storage company, is being acknowledged by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2021 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide provides a conclusive list of the most distinguished partner programs from leading technology companies that provide products and services through the IT Channel. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an exclusive group of companies that offer solution providers the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs.

Given the importance of IT vendor channel programs, each year CRN develops its Partner Program Guide to provide the channel community with a detailed look at the partner programs offered by IT manufacturers, software developers, service companies, and distributors. Vendors are scored based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

Wasabi was recognized for its commitment to its growing channel community of more than 4,800 partners and its simple and predictable pricing model. Wasabi partners with some of the best names in backup and recovery, archiving, content delivery, media production collaboration, and more. Our partners offer innovative Wasabi-powered solutions to their customers who benefit immediately with disruptive cost savings and incredible performance and protection. Wasabi offers comprehensive marketing and sales support via our Partner Portal, as well as account management and technical support. These achievements helped Wasabi experience record growth in 2020, including expanding its total storage by 150%, growing revenue by more than 3 times over 2019 and increasing its customer base to more than 21,000. 

“Our channel program has transformed into a thriving ecosystem in 2021,” said Laurie Mitchell, VP of Partner and International Marketing at Wasabi. “We work hard to help our partners reduce costs and pride ourselves in being easier to work with than other cloud storage providers. This acknowledgment from CRN is a testament to the strength of our channel program and the incredible results our partners experience on a regular basis.”

“As innovation continues to fuel the speed and intricacy of technology, solution providers need partners that can keep up and support their developing business,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2021 Partner Program Guide gives insight into the strengths of each organization’s program to recognize those that continually support and push positive change inside the IT channel.”

The 2021 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2021 issue of CRN and online at

About Wasabi

Wasabi provides simple, predictable, and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $140 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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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 nearly 40 years of unequaled 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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Wasabi PR Contact:
Nick Brown

InkHouse for Wasabi

The Channel Company Contact:

Jennifer Hogan

The Channel Company