NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global IT services and solutions provider, today announced that it has achieved the Advanced IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) Architecture Specialization from Cisco, supporting the continuous growth of IP traffic and demand for new IP-based technologies. This specialization recognizes Dimension Data as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to build, sell, design and deploy IP NGN infrastructure solutions and services.
The Cisco IP NGN Architecture Specialization demonstrates Dimension Data's expertise in building an infrastructure for video, mobile, and cloud or managed services with Cisco products including the Cisco CRS Series, Cisco ASR Series, and Cisco ONS Series products, which provide a strong foundation for current and future networking needs from sales to support. With this Architecture Specialization in place, Dimension Data now has service provider-focused practices built around IP-Next Generation Networking, Advanced Data Center Architecture and Cloud Partner – Cloud Builder – Infrastructure.
"We are honored to have achieved this Cisco designation," said Jim Hirt, vice president of enterprise services at Dimension Data. "The integrity and performance of IP networks are central to the success of the most critical technology trends today, including cloud, mobility and unified communications. This specialization gives us a competitive edge in the market, and it is further proof of our commitment to achieving the highest levels of expertise and training to deliver superior client satisfaction – for IP networking as well as other key areas, including cloud and data center services, enterprise mobility and unified communications."
Cisco's intelligent IP NGN architecture, together with the proven routing and switching strength of Cisco video, connected-home, mobile Internet, managed, and cloud services technologies can help Dimension Data enable high-quality video, mobility, and cloud solutions, as well as applications that rely on the integration of those components. With its IP NGN Architecture Specialization, Dimension Data is empowered to create new ways to profit from the network by developing new services, partnerships, and business models; optimize service, and reduce total cost of ownership for customers.
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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 www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
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