NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Cloud Builder Specialization. The specialization recognizes Dimension Data as having the 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 virtual desktop.
"This certification further demonstrates Dimension Data's unique ability to help clients develop and execute public and private cloud strategies leveraging a Cisco-based, network-centric cloud architecture," said Jim Hirt, vice president, enterprise services business at Dimension Data Americas. "This approach allows clients to move beyond today's 'commodity clouds', delivering true enterprise-class capabilities by simplifying integration, and improving performance, security and SLAs, while controlling costs."
"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," said 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. Dimension Data's 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. 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, pre-sales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
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