Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – November 10, 2008 – Hosted technology solutions firm, ePlus Technology, has earned the Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure (DCNI) Specialization recognition, from Cisco Systems.
ePlus attained the honor, for having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deliver and support comprehensive Cisco data center solutions.
Jerry McIntosh, Vice President of communications and security solutions for ePlus Technology remarked, ”We are pleased to earn the new Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialization, which reflects the advanced skills required to design and deploy Data Center 3.0 technologies. Our consultative approach is focused on enhancing efficiencies to drive cost savings opportunities for our customers by enabling new technologies and applications. It is complemented by Cisco’s Advanced DCNI strategy to consolidate, virtualize, and automate networking and security within the data center.”
John Growdon, Director of Marketing for worldwide channels at Cisco noted, ”As a Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialized Partner, ePlus’ investment in the training required to provide integrated, collaborative and adaptive data center networking solutions ranks it among the industry’s most qualified.”
The Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialization is designed to help enable partners to address the requirements that enterprise and commercial customers face in deploying a wide range of data center technologies and applications. Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialized Partners are specialists in building end-to-end data center solutions based on the industry-leading Cisco data center networking products, including the Nexus Family of data center switching products, CatalystÂ® 4900 and 6500 Series Switches, Catalyst Blade switches, Firewall Services Module, Network Analysis Module, Application Control Engine module and appliance, Global Site Selector appliance, and Application Networking Manager.
The Cisco Resale Partner Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications Select, Premier, Silver and Gold represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations SMB, Express, Advanced and Master reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving the Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialization also provide ePlus with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
In addition to Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Routing and Switching, Data Center Storage Networking, and Data Center Networking Infrastructure, as well as Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Network Hosted Storage and Rich Media Communications.
ePlus was recently awarded the 2008 Partner Summit Award for Outstanding Advanced Technology Performance (US Globals-Nationals). For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus.
ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 650 associates in 30+ locations serving more than 2,500 customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 65,225 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.
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