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We Know What Cisco Partners Are Doing: Highlight Reel

October 28, 2011
at 1:19 pm PST

No, we’re not stalking you--well, maybe a little--but in an effort to share what our partners are doing, we scoured the Web to find your blogs, the videos you’re posting, your new initiatives, charities you support, awards, and your contests. This is part of a regular series we’ll be posting recapping what you’re doing. (Be sure to let us know if we missed anything.)

So here’s a list of some interesting Cisco partner happenings from the past couple of weeks.

Cloud Solutions Video Demonstrate Value to Customers
We all know customers are asking for cloud solutions. Logicalis has posted a video about its cloud solutions using Cisco technology that walks through its offering, which is scalable and leverages virtualization to provide elasticity and scalability.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrvRFEspvgg

Collaboration Solutions for Growing Companies
It’s no secret that we love video and so does partner Presidio Networks. On the company’s site, a nifty video shows off its range of custom collaboration solutions. The video shows off its expertise in defining and developing specialized collaboration strategies that suit customers’ business needs and challenges.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCyAusFqaec

Podcasts on Digital Signage, Internet Security, CAT 6A in 10-Gbe Networks, and More
Over on partner Black Box’s site is a hearty list of podcasts covering a number of topics. The podcasts are informative, interesting, and definitely taught me a thing or two. To listen, head over to Black Box’s site.

Black Box will also be hosting a webinar on November 3 covering the 21st Century Data Center. 

Cisco Partner Makes CRN’s Fast Growth 100 List
Cisco partner BlueWater was mentioned in the Fast Growth CEO article on CRN. The company is ranked No. 29 on the CRN Fast Growth 100, with $165 million in revenue and two-year growth of 133.76 percent. What’s BlueWater’s secret? According to the article, a solid foundation for building and maintaining a Fast Growth company is dependent on mastering the three “Ps”: Planning, People and Partnering. Congrats, Blue Water!

Quiz Time! CCNP Question of the Week
Global Knowledge has a series on its blog called the CCNP Security Question of the Week featuring quizzes to test your knowledge. This week’s is: What is another name for application layer gateway?

  1. IPS
  2. Proxy
  3. Dynamic firewall
  4. Stateful firewall

Head to the Global Knowledge site to find out the answer.

Supporting Charities: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training
Cisco supports a number of charities and it’s always great to see our partners do the same. Business Communications Inc. has been promoting some of their charity work on Facebook—they have a Team in Training supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and they’re participating in a cookoff to support a local charity.

Partners Blog on Unified Fabric News
Last week, Cisco unveiled of a series of fabric-based solutions to provide customers a consistent, seamless experience across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. These offerings focus around the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switch platform and expand on previous-generation networking innovations in the data center. A few Cisco partners posted blogs on their own sites around this news.

Bringing Open Source to the Cloud
Cisco and Red Hat are teaming up with Red Hat joining as a global OEM partner. Together, we’ll enter new computing realms – beyond RISC and beyond UNIX. Read all the details on Red Hat’s site and the VAR Guy’s blog post on the topic.

Smile, You’re on LinkedIn
Disty partner Westcon Group just launched a new Westcon Group Fans group on LinkedIn to help customers and fellow partners stay up-to-date on the company’s latest. We know more partners have LinkedIn groups, so let’s connect. Share your group URLs below so we can promote them.

TP Specializations
In TelePresence news, partner Computacenter announced that it has achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. Congrats!

Did We Miss Anything?
We know there is a lot more going out in Cisco Partner Land. If you have new products, webinars, web series, blog posts, new LinkedIn groups, videos, or anything along those lines, drop us a note in the comments or send us a tweet (@Cisco_Channels) and we’ll include your item next time.

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