Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cisco announces commencement of cloud partner program (CPP)

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cisco announced the commencement of a comprehensive Cloud Partner Program for partners to effectively monetize the opportunities in the multi-billion dollar cloud computing space.

With this, Cisco becomes the first infrastructure OEM to offer a cloud partner program, which rewards partners not only to build clouds on Cisco infrastructure but also to act as cloud providers and resell cloud services. The new program provides partners flexibility and empowers them to maximize their profitability by offering their own brand of Cloud Services Practice that is powered by Cisco.

B. Raghavendran, VP, Partner Organization at Cisco India & SAARC said: “Cisco’s Cloud Partner Program will enable partners to be adequately prepared to meet the large-scale demand for adoption of cloud services by customers in the coming years. This is a first in the industry where the designation is built on the validation of both Cisco and Non-Cisco competencies necessary to build a cloud. The partner will see an additional return on their Cisco and partner investments by leveraging them into a role they can play in the Cloud market. We expect to see the first set of partners being certified on the program, before the end of 2011.”

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