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SUSE One Partner Program Receives 5-star rating by CRN Partner Program Guide for third year 

SUSE has been recognized by CRN®, with a prestigious 5-star rating in its 2023 Partner Program Guide, for the third year running, in recognition of our SUSE One Partner Program. 

The CRN Partner Program Guide provides valuable insights to solution providers such as managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, and strategic service providers who are looking to find vendors with partner programs that best support their business needs. 


5-Star Rating in CRN Partner Program Guide 2023



What does the 5-star rating mean? 

CRN awards the 5-star rating to companies that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to nurturing strong, profitable, successful channel partnerships. 

In the 2023 CRN Partner Program Guide, vendors were evaluated based on program requirements and offerings such as partner training and education, pre- and post-sales support, marketing programs and resources, technical support, and communication. 

We understand partners have a choice of vendor and want to understand the breadth and depth of the partner programs that vendors offer before committing, including what’s available in terms of financial incentives, sales and marketing assistance, training and certification, technical support and more.

Why the SUSE One Partner Program was recognized 

This 5-star rating is the highest possible rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, and one that we are proud to achieve for the third year running.  It validates our partner-first philosophy and our commitment to evolving the program to meet our partners’ needs while they are adapting their business models to changing market conditions in order to provide the best possible solutions to their customers.  

Our consistent recognition in this category shows that we have maintained this level of commitment to our partner community.  

Impactful Partner Benefits

The SUSE One Partner Program provides partners with the resources they need to grow their business with SUSE, including free persona-based training, and sales, marketing and technical support.  

As partners move up the tiers of the program, they unlock additional financial incentives and rewards that provide predictable profitability amongst other benefits. 

One of the key benefits of the SUSE One Partner Program is our commitment to ensure that partners have access to training and education for free. Partners have access to a range of training resources, including online courses, Partner Academies (hybrid of online learning and instructor-led training), and certifications.  

This training provides partners with a means to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, by demonstrating they have the skills in the latest technologies, such as containers, that are much sought after by enterprises today.  

We will continue to invest in our partners who are making the difference in bringing innovative solutions to solve the most challenging customer problems. 


The 2023 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2023 issue of CRN and online at 


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Miriam Kang Partner Marketing Director, SUSE