NextiraOne, the communications services company, has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Programme. The company has achieved this designation in six countries across Europe.
NextiraOne companies in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the UK have all achieved this designation which recognizes NextiraOne's competencies to sell and implement Cisco end‑to-end cloud solutions for end customers. As a Cisco designated Cloud Builder Partner, NextiraOne has met the required competencies across all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, computer, storage and virtualisation solutions), cloud management applications and a formal cloud professional services practice.
"We have made major investments in developing and enhancing the skills set and expertise of our technical and service delivery teams so that they can design and deliver smart data centre transformation solutions, tailored to individual customer needs" said Aman Khan, Managing Director Europe, Data Centre and Cloud Business at NextiraOne. "Six of our European in-country operations have already achieved this accolade, and we expect Spain, Belgium, Hungary and Poland to follow in the next few weeks, giving NextiraOne a strong capability across its entire European organisation.
"We have already won several hundred customers across all our markets. Our customers are now increasingly demanding energy-friendly, end-to-end solutions for their data centres – and they are looking for a partner with strong integration and security expertise," added Aman Khan. "We are already well-positioned to meet these requirements. Our year-on-year growth of 58% in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year in our Data Centre and Cloud Solutions business clearly demonstrates the level of confidence and trust our customers across Europe place in NextiraOne."
The Cisco Cloud Partner Programme empowers channel partners to build end-to-end cloud solutions and professional services practices based on Cisco cloud solutions. This programme offers training to help channel partners as they enhance their competencies in selling and implementing end-to-end cloud solutions that include Cisco and approved third-party technology partners' solutions in an integrated cloud solution.