Logicalis continues to strengthen its long-time partnership with Cisco as we recently earned Cisco’s designation as an Application Centric Infrastructure Authorized Technology Provider. The designation recognizes Logicalis for fulfilling the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure products and solutions.

By participating in this Cisco program, we can offer our customers new data center architectures that simplify operations and reduce provisioning time through application automation. We consider this an important step as information technology is going through a major transition—from focusing on technology to focusing on services.

To accommodate the transformation, many of our clients’ CIOs are adopting more agile and automated development techniques. The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure supports this mission by providing centralized automation and network programmability that gives our clients the ability to rapidly deploy new applications—while also scaling resources up or down as needed—quickly and efficiently.

To earn the Authorized Technology Provider designation, we fulfilled Cisco’s application centric infrastructure training and exam requirements. We also met personnel and post-sales support requirements. The program is part of Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies and helps Cisco define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology practice.

To find out more about the Logicalis skills and experience that allow us to deliver certified Cisco services across the entire IT environment, visit http://ow.ly/Gnib2.

And to find out how Logicalis and Cisco work together to help customers create the workplace of tomorrow, watch as Mike Johnson, our Director of Communication & Collaboration Solutions, presents the Logicalis perspective on the Service Defined Enterprise at Cisco Live 2014: http://ow.ly/GnhSX.