TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - iTMethods announced today that it has recently achieved Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes iTMethods as having the fulfilled the training and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in Canada
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, help extend capital assets, and improve 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.
Paul Goldman, CEO of iTMethods said "We are thrilled to have achieved the UCS ATP accreditation. UCS represents an important and innovative element of iTMethods Data Center/Virtualization architecture that helps us, our customers and our partners in building out efficient private cloud infrastructure.
Having implemented the first Cisco UCS solution in Ontario for a leading financial services company has demonstrated our level of commitment to being at the forefront of development in virtualization and that we are the best choice for anyone implementing a Next Generation Data Centre solution".
"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, director, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group at Cisco. "As a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, iTMethods 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, iTMethods 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.
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