Six Questions on the PernixData – PernixPro program 3

In the next installment in our  Six Questions on various Community Influencer programs we talked with Jane Rimmer from Hiviz-Marketing. Jane is currently working with PernixData, she is no stranger to the community being an intricate part of the London VMUG.
Six Questions
Hey Luigi.  Got your answers for you, compiled by the PernixPro program owners at PernixData – Frank Denneman and Jeff Aaron.  Hope this helps, will look out for the publication and thanks for engaging with me on this!
1.     Why did Pernix choose to start the program?
We wanted to create an exclusive community of respected virtualization experts who are interested in being part of the next big thing in storage.  Through the PernixPro program, these individuals assist PernixData in building a world class product, foster the adoption of new technology, and expand an already robust virtualization community into new areas of exploration and dialogue.

 2. What is the purpose behind the PernixPro™ program?

PernixPros have early access to beta product, which enables them to give feedback to our product management and engineering teams. This feedback is critical to our goal of building world-class solutions, so having a formal program to facilitate this was a main driver for creating the PernixPro program. In addition to the above, PernixPros are passionate about our technology and welcome the opportunity to influence and improve our products.  This passion is contagious, and something we wanted to channel through a formal PernixPro program.

 3. What makes this program special?

It is a very exclusive group.  We only accept community leaders with a proven track record using social media to express opinions and engage peers in meaningful dialogue.  Once accepted, these individuals have exclusive access to PernixData people and resources, including early releases of software.


4. What is the process for becoming an Pernix Pros?  

Applicants can submit any time here:  Every 6 months we review the list and accept a new round of PernixPros.  At the time of review, we also look at the previous 6 months social media activity to ensure existing members are living up to program expectations.

 5. What are some of the benefits?

  • Early access to software
  • NFR licenses
  • Online forum to interact with other PernixPros and PernixData technical staff
  • Regular newsletter and webinars
  • Exclusive PernixPro apparel and other giveaways for program participation

 6. What tips would you give to someone thinking of becoming Pernix Pro?

It is a simple 2 part recipe.  1.  Be a leader who is not afraid to express your opinions.  2.  Show your enthusiasm for PernixData in social media.

Nerd’s Blurt

PernixData is a fairly new company, with some interesting technology. They realized quickly that there is power with a great community.