CIQ Launches New Rocky Linux Support Partner Program

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RENO, Nev.—July 20, 2023— CIQ, which builds software infrastructure for enterprises running workloads atop the Rocky Linux enterprise Linux distribution, announced today the launch of its CIQ Partner Program. The company said the launch reinforces CIQ’s partner-first channel strategy as the company aims to deliver its suite of solutions and services to organizations worldwide that desire stability, seamless compatibility and cost-effectiveness for their IT infrastructure and high-performance computing needs.

The CIQ Partner Program is ideal for resellers and integrators selling to enterprises and government organizations of all sizes that are deploying and managing infrastructure at scale, data-intensive workloads for product development, scientific research, modeling, machine learning and AI.

Today, CIQ has 35 partners with more being added everyday. The latest organizations to join the CIQ Partner Program include Penguin Computing, an HPC original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that helps enterprises successfully navigate the adoption of emerging technologies in HPC and AI, as well as Zenlayer, an edge cloud service company with over 290 sites globally, offering bare metal compute, with expertise in fast-growing emerging markets. To see the complete list, please visit the Partner Program page of the CIQ website.

“Collaborations fuel ecosystems, and such ecosystems drive evolution,” said Arthur Tyde, senior vice president of business development at CIQ. “With our newly launched CIQ Partner Program, we provide an avenue for our partners specializing in cloud, integration and channel services to deliver robust, secure and adaptable enterprise solutions to their customers. We want all of our partners to be in the Linux distribution business.”

Benefits of the CIQ Partner Program

CIQ is committed to providing its partners with disruptive, industry-leading technology, integrated solutions, and sales and marketing support.

CIQ Partner Program benefits include the following:

  • Deal registration

  • Sales team training

  • Partner directory listing

  • Lead sharing

  • CIQ joint solution briefs

  • Marketing opportunities

CIQ partners are empowered to utilize trusted open source tools to solve their customers’ challenges with confidence, knowing the history of Linux and HPC expertise at CIQ. Additionally, CIQ partners are encouraged to disrupt the status quo of traditional enterprise Linux licenses. Our industry-changing “by the person” support model allows CIQ partners and customers to have current and scaling infrastructure conversations without having to stop and count licenses for machines. CIQ lowers the cost of entry for production-ready, stable, secure and automated full stack deployments, and we want our partners to be right by our side with every engagement.