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Cisco and Microsoft Ignite Partner Opportunities

July 9, 2015 - 1 Comment

Cisco and Microsoft understand the power of a connected ecosystem of partners. Together, we’ve developed a robust portfolio of data center and cloud solutions that is igniting opportunities for our channel partners to address their customers’ business transformation initiatives. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is the perfect opportunity to learn how the Cisco and Microsoft partnership can help you reach new markets and drive the next wave of profitable growth.

Partner of the YearDimension Data and Scalability Experts are prime examples of the Cisco connected partner ecosystem. Both partners delivered transformative solutions built on FlexPod, the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure jointly developed with NetApp. Cisco is honored to be recognized alongside Dimension Data and NetApp as the Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Modern Data Center, Customer Focus category for the Zero Touch (Microsoft Private Cloud) solution at ING Direct. We’d also like to congratulate Scalability Experts for winning the Microsoft Data Platform Partner of the Year Award for the amazing results attained with the SQL Server 2014 on FlexPod solution at Iforium.

Partnerships can be powerful but they can also be complicated. You’ll get the inside scoop in a thought-provoking session at WPC moderated by Gail Mercer-MacKay, President of the International Association of Microsoft Partners (IAMCP), on Tuesday, July 14th from 10:30 to 11:30 am, ET, in room S230A. The session, entitled, “Blurred Lines – Strategies for Building Partnerships and Alliances in a Polygamous World” will feature a panel discussion with Cynthia Johnson, Cisco’s Sr. Director of Data Center Solutions and Maria Olson, VP, Global & Strategic Alliances at NetApp. Also check out this IAMCP blog on Cisco and Microsoft partner opportunities.

Cisco Partner team members from around will be at WPC for an action packed week of conversations. Take advantage of this opportunity for a 1-1 meeting by emailing a meeting request to You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with Cisco data center and cloud solution experts in the Cisco booth. Drop by for a demo and live conversation on integrated solutions from Cisco and Microsoft including: Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructures for Private Cloud; Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Windows Azure Pack integration; the Cisco Cloud Architecture for Microsoft Cloud Platform; and more.

We’re looking forward to connecting at WPC. Follow the Cisco team: @CiscoPartners; @CiscoDC and @CiscoCloud and join the conversation via the #WPC15 and #CiscoUCS hashtags. For more information on Cisco and Microsoft solutions please visit

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  1. Thanks Gary