DALLAS (April 13, 2010) – Masergy, announced today it has achieved Cisco Powered Managed Cisco TelePresenceTM Connectivity and Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity designations from Cisco by establishing the resources and procedures necessary to deploy, manage and support these Cisco Powered services.
“We now can offer our partners global MPLS and TelePresence network services that have met Cisco’s rigorous certification,” said John Dumbleton, senior vice president of business development at Masergy. “This is in line with our commitment to provide our partners and our enterprise clients with superior network services, especially to support their real-time application requirements.”
A Cisco Powered designation recognizes a solution provider’s investment in the tools and processes necessary to provide high-quality network-based managed services. It not only acknowledges that the managed service provider has invested in industry-leading Cisco solutions, but also entitles the solutions provider to take advantage of Cisco resources to envision, build, market and sell its managed services, contributing to market acceptance and adoption.
“Managed services allows companies to align IT and business goals, enabling them to focus scarce internal resources on their core competencies while servicing day-to-day IT infrastructure and operational needsthrough technology delivered as a service,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president of the worldwide channels go-to-market group at Cisco. “By achieving Cisco Powered designations, Masergy has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this increasing demand.”
In addition, Masergy’s participation in the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program indicates that its Cisco Powered services have undergone a rigorous third-party assessment and have met requirements based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) framework of best practices and market and industry requirements.
Masergy is a privately held global network service provider that has redefined enterprise wide-area networking by delivering innovative products, advanced capabilities and a superior customer experience. Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-controlled network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. Masergy’s customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. Masergy received the Advanced Video Services Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business Awards 2009, and was a Finalist for the Best Global Operator for the 2009 World Communications Awards. More information about Masergy is available at https://www.masergy.com.
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