Cloud continues to be the significant trend reshaping the IT industry. As businesses seek to move their services into a cloud environment, Cisco is on the front foot in helping partners become cloud services builders, providers and resellers through the Cisco Cloud Partner Program. Primarily, the program is aimed at:
● Cloud builders who want to help customers build on-premise private clouds;
● Cloud providers who want to offer Cisco-powered services in the marketplace; and
● Cloud services resellers who want to want to resell provider services.
One of the latest Australian companies to become a part of the program is telecommunications and media company – Telstra.
A Diamond sponsor of Cisco Live 2012 in Melbourne, Telstra announced that its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud and related managed services processes, practices and tools have met all of the requirements to receive certification in the Cisco World Wide Cloud Partner Program. Telstra’s investment in cloud computing is one part of Telstra’s strategy to grow its network application and services business and it can continue to do so with the endorsement of being considered with Cisco’s global best practice.
As part of the strategic partnership, Telstra and Cisco will also expand their sales and marketing collaboration to include Telstra Cloud Services.
Ultimately, the Cisco Cloud Partner Program, and associated certification, helps partners meet the necessary milestones of becoming cloud builders, providers and resellers. In doing so, Cisco empowers its partners to help their customers accelerate adoption of this new and powerful business solution.