Cisco Specialization Distinguishes Channel Partners with
Highest Level of Cloud Builder Expertise
Farmington Hills, MI, February 12,
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
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.
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
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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
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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