Posted by Nidhi Savla
CloudHPT, a leading provider of Cloud services headquartered in UAE announced today that it has achieved an advanced accreditation to provide CISCO Powered™ Services after completing a rigorous audit of CISCO's Managed Services Program (CMSP). The services include CloudHPT - The GCC's first - Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
This certification by CISCO recognizes CloudhHPT as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and managed services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.
The advanced designation also recognizes the investment and commitment to providing cloud services at Cisco's highest standards to the Middle East. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.
"We are delighted to have CloudHPT as the first local CISCO powered Cloud partner in the UAE. With Cloud Services Demand growing at an exponential pace, Cisco powered CloudHPT services that are built on local DC offers simple customer interface along with strong 24x7 NOC Services. We are looking forward to develop this partnership and offer new consumption models for our customers, s aid Frida Kleimert, Regional Partner Sales Manager in UAE.
"CloudHPT has delivered Cloud technologies to many UAE Customers since 2002 and is at the forefront of helping businesses benefit from cloud services. With the recent achievement of the Cisco Powered CloudHPT Services, it can deliver an Enterprise Grade, low latency managed cloud service out of its T4/Tx Data Centers," said Clinton O' Leary, Cloud Lead, CISCO Middle East. "CloudHPT is proving itself to be one of the most innovative and customer-focused Cloud Service Providers in the United Arab Emirates."
"We are delighted that our investment in People, Technology and Process has meant that CISCO recognizes CloudHPT as among its elite partners globally, in addition it is always nice to be first. We will continue to be driven by given our customers the very best platform on which to run and protect their businesses while driving down operational costs and eliminating IT CAPEX requirements," Dominic Docherty CloudHPT CEO.
The partnership with CISCO extends into the marketplace as well. CISCO will also actively sell CloudHPT through its own sales channels.
About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP): CMSP helps Cisco partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner's cloud and/or managed offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.
About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is 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 ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.