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If you’re a systems builder, Intel would like to help you grow your business with its Intel Optane technology.

Under Intel’s new Intel Optane Technology Specialty, qualified systems builders can not only learn about the technology, but also enjoy valuable benefits. These include up to $10,000 in marketing funds, pre-sales support, invitations to events, and a cash rebate on all Intel Optane technology gear you bill.

As you may already know, Intel Optane technology bridges the gap between memory and storage for both client and server systems. On servers, Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory and SSDs can reduce bottlenecks and latency. And on PCs, Intel Optane SSD and memory can speed performance and enhance multitasking.

To help you and your customers take advantage of its storage innovation, Intel recently added the Intel Optane Technology Specialty to its partner offerings. Join, and here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

> Pre-sales support: Get priority access to Intel Optane technology experts who can help you offer end-to-end solutions and grow your business.

> Marketing-development funds: Receive up to $10,000 for your downstream customer trainings accepted by Intel.

> Quarterly rebates: Earn a quarterly rebate equivalent to 1% on your sales of Intel Optane technology products.

> Intel promo and PR support: Get promoted along with other Intel Optane technology specialists on Intel’s website. And for your own public-relations efforts, get quotes and other supporting comments from Intel’s own technology experts.

> Online training: Stay up to date with no fewer than 45 Intel Optane technology courses. The courses cover both data-center and client applications, and the topic levels range from rudimentary to advanced.

> Incentive points: Participate in offers to earn additional points you can use toward the purchase of Intel products from authorized distributors.

> Priority invitations to workshops and events: Learn about the latest storage developments at both industry and Intel events

> Priority access to new samples: Curious about new products? As a Specialty member, you’ll be eligible to get them.

> Specialist badges: Display Data Center and Client Specialist badges on your website and other promotional materials. Individual holders can display their badges on LinkedIn pages, email sig files, personal websites and elsewhere.

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How to qualify

To join the Intel Optane Technology Specialty program, your company will first need to qualify. Here’s what it takes:

> Be a system builder and a member of the Intel Technology Provider program.

> Sell at least $3 million in annual CPU revenue. For Data Center badges, this revenue must be from Intel Xeon Scalable processors. For the client badges, from Intel desktop and client CPUs.

> Sell at least $1 million in annual Intel SSD or memory products within 12 months of applying.

Once you’re accepted into the Intel Optane Technology Specialty, your company will then need to have at least 1 technical employee complete the online technical training, attend a virtual workshop, and obtain Intel Optane technology technical Pro competency. You’ll also need to have at least 1 sales employee complete the online sales training and obtain Intel Optane technology Pro competency.
In addition, you’ll need to submit quarterly sales reports to Intel, as well as maintain an Intel Optane Technology page on your company website.

Sound attractive? Then get started today:

> Learn more: Get the Intel Optane Technology Specialty Partner Guide.

> Apply to become an Intel Optane Technology Specialist.

> Not yet an Intel Technology Provider member? Register to join now.


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