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As the trend for delivering technology as a service continues, now more than ever, partners must evolve their business to support the demand for new consumption models such as cloud and managed services.  In order to support our partner’s evolution, Cisco continues to evolve our Channel Partner Program to help partners profitably monetize the cloud and managed services opportunity.

In September, we announced an evolution of the Cloud Partner strategy to bring data center infrastructure and cloud into the mainstream of our partner program with the introduction of the Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization.

Today we are pleased to announce the next phase of our Cloud Partner strategy. Cisco has merged Cloud Provider and Cloud Services Reseller roles and the current Managed Services Channel Program into a single Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) to simplify partner engagement with Cisco and to drive customer opportunities.

Cisco is committed to building a strong ecosystem of partners that can address all the varied cloud and managed services needs of our customers. The Cloud and Managed Services Program reflects this commitment by rewarding partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering Cisco Powered cloud and managed services, with financial rewards, branding, logo rights and go-to-market benefits.

To learn more about the many benefits of the Cloud and Managed Services Program, visit our website at or attend a partner webcast:

Here are some additional benefits of the new Cloud and Managed Services Program:

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  1. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner – Long View Systems truly appreciates Cisco’s ongoing initiative to improve efficiency for the channel. Thanks Edison and Ricardo!! Look forward to participating and bringing the benefits of this new combined program to market.


  2. Good to see that Edison and team are trying to make the transition from Managed Service Providers to Cloud Service Providers as seamless as possible. I am looking forward to the streamlined audits! Coincidentally, I had a post on CaaS that came out on the Allstream expertIP blog today. Here is the link.


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