Appcelerate achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification
Posted by Marketing on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:07
Appcelerate has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification (CMSP Certification). This certification recognises the company as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services that help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.
Appcelerate, as part of the Ampito Group, represents the new breed of Cisco reseller, focused on Cloud, software defined WAN and open integration with other vendors. As a fast-growing Cisco partner, Appcelerate has specific expertise in Cisco’s Software defined technology portfolio that includes Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela), Cisco Meraki and Cisco Umbrella.
“Cisco is pleased to announce that Appcelerate has achieved the significant accreditation of CMSP partner, a globally recognised achievement for one of our youngest channel partners”, comments Angela Whitty, Head of Channels, who stresses that “this demonstrates the appetite from new partners such as Appcelerate, who were ‘born in the cloud’, to undertake a significant journey with Cisco into its next-generation products of networking and security - providing that ‘bridge to the future’ for their customers and partners into cloud and digital transformation arenas.”
Across the Ampito Group, the team also has expertise and accreditations in Webex, Cisco Software Defined Access (SDA), Cisco ACI, Cisco Talos and Cisco Duo, the latest Cisco security acquisition.
Russell Bristow, Group Sales Director, recognises that “at Appcelerate we are confident that we can provide great value on these areas of the Cisco portfolio of advanced technology solutions. Our role as a Cisco partner is to support Cisco customers in the transition from legacy to new and provide comprehensive services that enable clients to take advantages of developments in the Cisco portfolio.”
A prestigious worldwide designation
Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) accreditation requires passing a comprehensive, independent audit of a managed service provider’s entire operations, from technical knowledge to project delivery, sales processes to support procedures. It has been designed as the strongest possible validation of end-to-end managed service capability, to reassure customers they are choosing a reliable provider with well-engineered and relevant solutions.
In fact, this worldwide certification can be even more important than customer references, as it ensures that the IT professionals who manage company’s network know what they are doing and have the right training.
These are some of the benefits of a CMSP Certificate when businesses are considering getting a cloud-based solution:
- Reduced downtime: CMSPs can monitor 24/7 and fix problems remotely prior they can impact a business, with automatic backups to quickly restore data, files, and applications.
- Help to optimise cost.
- Free up business resources: a team of highly trained professionals that take care of solutions from planning and installation to maintenance and support.
- Increase cost control: a CMSP-awarded company can sell Cisco products and services at more competitive prices and help manage costs according to business needs evolve.
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