Carolinas IT Achieves Cisco Master Cloud and Managed Services Certification

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Company is among Top Percentage of Cisco Partners with Master Designation to Sell and Deliver

Carolinas IT, a leading provider of computer networking products and services in the region, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of Cisco Powered™ Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) and Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). This certification by Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes Carolinas IT as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer these services as Cisco Powered Services, Carolinas IT needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security, and support.

Channel_MstrSrvcProvider_360px_225_RGBThe Master Service Provider designation also recognizes Carolinas IT’s investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco’s highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work our team has put into achieving this certification,” said Mark Cavaliero, CEO, and Founder of Carolinas IT. “Joining the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program and achieving the Master Service Provider designation is a key milestone in our cloud strategy. It demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing our customers with a cloud experience in which they can confidently expand and transform their business.”

The partnership between Carolinas IT and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell Carolinas IT’s cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, Carolinas IT and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

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 managed services 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.

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