Logicalis Achieves Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization in the U.S.
Cisco Specialization Distinguishes Channel Partners with Highest Level of Cloud Builder Expertise
Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com), announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Cloud Builder Specialization. This specialization recognizes Logicalis´ capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready integrated infrastructures based on Cisco solutions and technology ecosystem partner cloud offerings across storage, virtualization, cloud management and the virtual desktop.
“Logicalis is one of the most well-respected cloud solution providers in IT today. We´ve been listed as one of the the world´s top 100 cloud service providers in the Talkin Cloud 100 report, and we were named ℠Best Cloud Consultant´ during the Cloudcor UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference in December,” says Mark Kelly, vice president of Cisco Solutions for Logicalis. “These kinds of recognitions coupled with the prestige of having earned the Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization give our clients numerous ways to gauge Logicalis´ strengths and capabilities in helping them develop the right cloud strategies and solutions.”
“This specialization brings together data center infrastructure, cloud management, eco-partner relationships and cross-vendor solution capabilities like VCE Vblock, NetApp Flexpod and Cisco VXI,” says Edison Peres, senior vice president for worldwide channels at Cisco. “It´s the customer´s ℠one-stop shop´ for the highest level of competencies for data center and cloud. Logicalis´ Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is an outstanding achievement.”
The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is granted to a specific group of partners that possess in-depth technology and architecture skills. These partners also have demonstrated customer success in providing sophisticated, value-added Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions including sales, deployment and services for Cisco data center and cloud solutions. Partners with a qualified data center and cloud practice can achieve a Master Cloud Builder Specialization regardless of certification level.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build and showcase the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program´s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner´s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner´s technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and postsales support capabilities and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.
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