RackForce Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification
KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - RackForce announced today that it has achieved the Cisco®Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes RackForce as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help 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 with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.
RackForce, the ultimate in Canadian enterprise cloud remains a market leader by adding Cisco prowess to their repertoire. "Having Cisco by our side really gives clients the confidence that their compute and applications are being managed by a best in class service," said Tim Dufour, co-founder and CEO of RackForce. "Since we deal with hundreds of enterprises, we need to be continually adding, changing and adapting for what matters most – great service."
The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as RackForce to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, RackForce will offer at least one Cisco Powered service (either a managed or a cloud service with the Cisco Powered services designation), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies. In addition, RackForce has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in (Cloud Services): Cisco Powered Cloud (IaaS).
About Cisco Powered
Cisco Powered is establishing the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To assure superior levels of service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. By using Cisco Powered services, organizations can achieve faster time-to-value, experience assured performance, leverage open standards with continuous innovation, and connect with confidence.
RackForce, Canada's largest enterprise cloud service provider, serves clients both nationally and globally. Since its inception in 2001, RackForce has worked with over 12,000 customers, including small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, governments and education clients.
RackForce is a proven leader in the management of enterprise cloud services including Cloud Hosting Services (IaaS) and Application Hosting Services (SaaS) with network. RackForce's strategic relationships with technology leaders: Cisco, VMware, IBM, and Mitel gives the company early access to game changing intelligence, products and solutions to provide enterprise cloud services.
RackForce's cloud services are provided from four network enabled cloud delivery centers spread across Canada allowing it to meet the strictest of data privacy requirements and all disaster recovery needs.
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