Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – June 6, 2014
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Arjun Lahiri was back this week with some updated information on the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Portfolio (CMSP). There are now six new Cisco Powered services offered as part of CMSP, and each new service has some distinct partner benefits.
Be sure to check out Arjun’s blog for information on the new Cisco Powered services and give him direct feedback in the comments section.
How Can DevNet Help You?
If you missed it, Susie Wee posted an informative blog this week about the new Cisco developer program, DevNet. If you haven’t heard about it yet, DevNet helps software developers build applications based on Cisco products. These apps can help manage Cisco networks or create entirely new solutions for customers.
Be sure to read Susie’s blog and offer up your feedback!
CRN 2014 Women of the Channel
In its annual recognition of Women of the Channel, CRN has recognized 6 of our very own from Cisco to be honored among the 340 total women selected. Wendy Bahr, Senior Vice President, Americas; Maria Cannon, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization; Michelle Chiantera, Senior Director, Americas Partner and US Commercial Marketing; Debbie Dunnam, Senior Vice President, Americas Services Sales; Julie Hens, Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Sales; and Sherri Liebo, Vice President, Global Partner Marketing have all been recognized by CRN.
Please check out their individual pages, learn some interesting and fun facts and join us in congratulating these six women on being honored by CRN.
Cisco Achieves Top Rank in x86 Blade Servers in the Americas
Big news from the Data Center team this week as Cisco has achieved the ranking of number one provider of x86 blade servers in the Americas as measured by revenue market share. This information from IDC, puts Cisco in the top rank in the Americas in just five years! That is astonishing growth powered by our partners, and we can’t thank you enough.
Please review the press release, and linked blogs, for full information on the news from our Data Center team, and again, we thank the partners for pushing us into the number one position in the Americas.
Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment
When the equipment you are buying is mission critical, it is imperative to know that you are getting CERTIFIED quality products. All Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment (CCRE) is fully remanufactured to like-new standards and carries the same Cisco warranty and support as any new product. Check out this video from CCRE before making your next purchasing decision.
Nobody knows our products like we do. Why not start today?
- Frank Palumbo thanks partners for making Cisco number one in UCS in the Americas
- Sidney Morgan explains how the Partner Ecosystem enhances ACI
- John Stewart gives three steps to secure cloud enablement
- Jim Grubb provides a Fast IT workshop
Keep An Eye Out
- June 10 – Digital Strategy Transformation: Generate more Revenue Through Valuable Digital and Mobile Marketing Insights
- June 24 – Experiential Marketing Innovation: Creating Must-Attend Events
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings
- If you missed the June 4 Internet of Everything Webcast with Kevin Dunbar, be sure to watch the replay