SoftIron’s Chief Revenue Officer named to CRN’s prestigious Channel Chiefs list recognizing channel leaders who demonstrate dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments.

San Francisco – February 5, 2024SoftIron, the worldwide leader in true private cloud infrastructure, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Phil Crocker on its 2024 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

The 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

“We strive to continuously evolve our partner ecosystem to deliver value and an exceptional experience to our customers, said Phil Straw, CEO at SoftIron. “Partners are critical in helping us to achieve this goal, and we are honored for Phil to receive this recognition from CRN.”

SoftIron recently announced its latest release of HyperCloud; the world’s first true private cloud, targeting the 76% of enterprises that are trying to run private cloud. SoftIron’s HyperCloud delivers purpose-built infrastructure designed to deliver the same cloud experience enterprises desire, without the complexity associated with these solutions.

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About SoftIron

SoftIron is a Silicon Valley-based worldwide leader in true private cloud infrastructure. HyperCloud by SoftIron allows organizations to build a true private cloud on-premises that deploys, manages and consumes like public cloud. HyperCloud provides the elasticity of cloud in a solution that is fast and simple to deploy, driving extreme agility. HyperCloud delivers the benefits of AWS Outposts or Azure Stack HCI but in a cloud-neutral solution. Learn more at

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