By on May 7, 2019

Introducing Kong’s New GTM Partner Program!

Navigating the transition from monolith to microservices can be an ambitious undertaking for any organization. Today, we’re launching our new Kong GTM Partner Program to create a global ecosystem of experts to help organizations successfully transition to microservices, service mesh and other modern architectures. We’re rolling out the program with 20 inaugural members worldwide, including value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs), that have been carefully selected and qualified.

Global 5000 companies are racing to transform themselves into digital enterprises as they shift away from monolithic legacy systems towards decentralized, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. This new partner program helps VARs and SIs stay at the forefront of the industry and offer their customers innovative solutions for creating and managing scalable, high-performance microservices-driven applications. We provide partners with all the tools, resources and in-depth training they need to effectively market and implement Kong Enterprise in customer accounts.

How the GTM Partner Program Works

If you’re a VAR or SI interested in joining the Kong GTM Partner Program, you can apply online at https://konghq.com/gtm-partners/. After completing the qualification phase, the partner candidate is eligible to enter the program as a Silver partner.

To ensure ongoing success in the program, partners are required to participate in a range of training activities, including the Kong Partner Kollective, an annual, interactive, hands-on session where partners:

  • Hear the latest company updates
  • Participate in hands-on technical training sessions
  • Interact with the Kong team in sales training sessions
  • Learn Kong’s sales strategy in collaborative, break-out groups
  • Gain knowledge around Kong’s product roadmap and vision
  • Provide input and observations from their territory
  • Network with other GTM partners and key Kong personnel

As Silver partners gain expertise in Kong, they may be eligible to become a Gold and eventually a Diamond level partner, which offers first-point-of-contact (Level 1) support to customers, including leading implementation, configuration, trouble-shooting and customization. Gold and Diamond partners will have tighter alignment with Kong and be eligible to participate in special invite-only programs such as the Partner Advisory Council and future certification programs.

We’re excited to roll out this program to VARs and SIs across the globe. Join us as a partner!