CSP TekLinks Earns Cisco Cloud Builders Partner Designation
As a certified, official, genuine Cloud Builder Partner, TekLinks is being recognized for its competencies in end-to-end cloud solution delivery, including security, networking, compute, storage and virtualization solutions, cloud management applications and a formal cloud professional services practice.
“TekLinks is excited to have achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder Designation as it exemplifies our continued focus and commitment on cloud services from our multiple data centers and to Cisco’s portfolio and programs,” said Mike Girouard, TekLinks vice president of Sales, in a prepared statement.
As a refresher, the Cisco Cloud Builder partner program is only about six months old, but this is the 14th service provider to sign on that TalkinCloud is aware of. The goal not only is to train partners in Cisco’s networking and services-focused cloud offerings, but also to get CSPs up to speed with third-party solutions that turn them into complete cloud ecosystems. And Cisco has publicly and repeatedly foresworn any initiative to compete with partners in the cloud.
For TekLinks’ part, its cloud initiatives went a long way toward earning it a spot on the 2011 MSPmentor 100 list of top MSPs. We’ll be keeping an eye on both companies going forward, so keep watching.