Leading San Francisco Bay Area Systems Integrator Expands Data Center Solution Offerings With Cisco ATP Status
Pleasanton, Calif. (PRWEB) July 2, 2010 -- ExtraTeam, a leading Solutions Integrator, announced today that it has achieved Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. ExtraTeam is one of a select few partners to participate in Cisco's new Unified Computing System. This designation recognizes ExtraTeam as having fulfilled the training and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in the United States.
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites network, computational, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single energy-efficient system that can reduce the costs and complexity of information technology (IT) infrastructure; helps extend capital assets; and improves business agility well into the future. A new computing model, the Cisco Unified Computing System uses integrated management and combines a "wire once" unified fabric with an industry-standard computing platform to optimize virtualization, reduce the data center's total overall cost, and provide dynamic resource provisioning for businesses that are becoming increasingly collaborative, mobile, and distributed.
|Through a focused effort to increase the level of Cisco sales and support capabilities, ExtraTeam has met the rigorous Cisco certified personnel level requirements to earn the designation of Cisco ATP – Data Center Unified Computing Partner|
"Virtualization is a key element of a next-generation data center and an enabling technology for data center transformation. This Cisco ATP designation strengthens our existing Cisco Data Center practice," said Tom Gallaway, Technologent President. "Our certification as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, EMC Authorized Services Network (ASN) partner, and VMware Certified Delivery Partner illustrates our dedication in helping our customers understand and benefit from these new business-enabling technologies. Technologent is well-positioned to transform and accelerate our customers’ businesses by taking their virtual computing environments to the next level."
"Taking advantage of an architectural shift in the data center, Cisco's new computing model can help customers transform the data center into a dynamic IT environment with the power to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and drive virtualization to an entirely new level," said John Growdon, the director of Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group at Cisco. "As a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, Technologent is a member of an elite ecosystem of industry leaders working with Cisco to stimulate technology innovation, augment service delivery, and accelerate the market adoption of unified computing." To qualify as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, Technologent had to meet a number of requirements. These included achieving the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization and the Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Specialization, as well as demonstrating mature competencies in server, storage, and virtualization technologies.
Cisco's Authorized Technology Provider Program is part of a comprehensive go-to-market strategy for emerging and advanced technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills, and services that channel partners need to sell, deploy, and support these technologies. As the market changes, an ATP status is often the precursor to a Cisco specialization.
About ExtraTeam – ExtraTeam is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers. The company uses technology – including hardware, software, and services – to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs and achieve their unified communications goals. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity, and provides industry-specific software, services, and expertise to a multitude of vertical markets. Headquartered Pleasanton, California, ExtraTeam operates extensively throughout North America.
For more information, please contact Extrateam at (888) 664-9881 or visit the website at www.Extrateam.com
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