Sirius Computer Solutions Achieves Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization in the USA

Cisco specialization distinguishes channel partners with highest level of Cloud Builder expertise

Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading national IT solutions integrator, announced it has achieved the Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization. This specialization recognizes Sirius as having the capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready integrated infrastructures based on Cisco solutions and technology ecosystem partner cloud offerings across storage, virtualization, cloud management and virtual desktop.

“The Master specification says a lot about Sirius’ experience and ability to execute at the highest level for our clients and the manufacturers we represent,” said Charlie Wurtz, vice president of Networking Solutions for Sirius. “Cloud Builder partners who attain this level need to be experts across multiple vendors to bring a true cloud solution to our joint clients. To achieve this specialization, we had to prove we could present, design, implement and operate complex private cloud solutions.”

“This specialization brings together data center infrastructure, cloud management, eco-partner relationships and cross-vendor solution capabilities like VCE Vblock, NetApp FlexPod and Cisco VXI,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president for Worldwide Channels at Cisco. “It’s the client’s ‘one-stop shop’ for the highest level of competencies for data center and cloud. Sirius’ Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is an outstanding achievement.”

The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is granted to an exclusive group of partners that possess in-depth technology and architecture skills. These partners also have demonstrated client success in providing sophisticated, value-added Cisco data center and cloud solutions including sales, deployment and services. Partners with a qualified data center and cloud practice can achieve a Master Cloud Builder Specialization regardless of certification level.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build and showcase the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to clients. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner’s technology skills, business practices, client satisfaction, presales and post sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that clients consider when choosing a trusted partner.