Cbeyond says the certification recognizes it as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. The certification also rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits.
"The certification is further validation of the powerful combination of our cloud product offerings and the Cisco hardware platform," said Paul Gies, vice president, business development at Cbeyond. "This combination allows small and mid-sized companies to now utilize the cloud to run their businesses just as efficiently as much larger enterprise companies."
The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers.
With the new certification, Cbeyond will sell and deliver at least two Cisco Powered services – managed and/or cloud services with Cisco Powered services designations – built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship practices to its customers.
In addition, Cbeyond has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in cloud services, cloud service for infrastructure as a service, managed services, MPLS VPN, metro Ethernet, managed services Internet service, and managed IP trunking.
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