ViaWest Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification

ViaWest Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification 
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  ViaWest, one of the
largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed
service providers in North America, announces today it has achieved
the Cisco(R) Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This
certification recognizes ViaWest as having the capabilities to sell
and deliver cloud and managed services to help its customers
accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the
certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments
for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services. 
"As a worldwide industry leader in information technology, Cisco sets
the bar for companies that solve business challenges, while executing
on excellent service principles," states Jason Carolan, Chief
Technology Officer for ViaWest. "ViaWest has been a Cisco partner for
over ten years, and our Cloud and Managed Services Advanced
Certification is just another way we demonstrate our commitment to
excellence and to delivering innovative solutions to our customers." 
The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) certification is
part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program go-to-market
strategy. The program is focused on helping partners such as ViaWest
envision, build, market and sell cloud and managed services with
business acceleration tools, services, sales training and the Cisco
Cloud Marketplace addresses the varied needs of its customers. As a
Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Certified Advanced Partner,
ViaWest's KINECTed Cloud(TM) and managed services offerings will bear
the Cisco Powered designation, indicating that both are built on the
IT Infrastructure Library (or ITIL) framework and provide basic
management capabilities that support Cisco technologies. 
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to
build and showcase the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services
skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to end
customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications,
Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based
on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party
audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills,
business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and postsales
support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers
consider when choosing a trusted partner.  
ViaWest is one of the first providers in the Western U.S. to achieve
the Cisco Powered cloud designation. Utilizing the best-of-breed,
VMware-based vCloud(R) Powered platform along with the new Cisco
Powered designation, ViaWest's KINECTed Cloud supports businesses
throughout their lifecycles. Customers are able to leverage ViaWest's
flexible and secure cloud platform and can mix and match other
services as needed, including colocation, managed services and
complex hosting. ViaWest also offers KINECTed Storage(R) GP, cloud
storage featuring a 100% SLA on performance and availability on
Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS). 
For more information on ViaWest's cloud computing services, please
About ViaWest
 ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data
center service providers in North America. They provide colocation,
complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all
sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 24 enterprise-class data
center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada,
delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support
customers' unique business needs. For additional information on
ViaWest, please visit or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow
ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel. 
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For ViaWest Media Inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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