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AlmavivA, Cisco's strategic partner for Cloud services

AlmavivA, Cisco's strategic partner for Cloud services

The Italian ICT Group has announced the achievement of Advanced Certification for the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP)

Rome, 5 February 2015 - AlmavivA is Cisco's strategic partner in the challenging global Cloud services market. The leading Italian IT Outsourcing and Cloud Services Provider has announced the achievement of Advanced Certification for the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP).

The offering of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) proposed by AlmavivA and certified by Cisco was engineered according to the specifications established through years of experience in providing its customers with Cloud services in "Mission Critical" mode.

The certification confirms the high standards of quality and professionalism of AlmavivA's Cloud services and opens the door to new opportunities and synergies with Cisco in the market for high value-added services.

“Advanced Cloud and Managed Services is a Cisco quality seal on our portfolio of Cloud services that has been added to the many certifications and recognitions already acquired over time,” said Antonio Amati, General Manager of the IT Division. “The partnership with Cisco will also enable us to explore new market frontiers for the growth of AlmavivA and the Cloud market in Italy.”

“The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program Advanced Certification is recognition that AlmavivA has the most advanced skills to best position Cisco Powered services in a constantly evolving market,” said Gianmatteo Manghi, Enterprise and Government Sales Director for Cisco Italia. “The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program helps our partners meet the new challenges of the market. Like Cisco, we constantly strive to build an ecosystem of partners that can handle the demands and needs of customers as regards managed and cloud services; I am sure that the collaboration with AlmavivA will lead us to support many companies that want to expand and transform their business and the way they work thanks to cloud solutions.”

The recognition obtained is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP), aimed at supporting strategic partners like AlmavivA in the sale, promotion and innovation of cloud services on the world market. To be able to offer this Cisco Powered™ service, AlmavivA was subjected to a rigorous audit by third parties. The audit verified that the services are provided with the right level of support, reliability and security.

About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP)

The CMSP helps Cisco partners conceive, create, put forward and sell their own cloud and managed services. The program provides partners access to an elite level of skills, tools and business acceleration services, as well as sales training and a presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. The financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to maximize profitability and customer loyalty, and to differentiate the offer. Three program levels offer partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new profit sources.

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 the complexity of the technology life cycle to reduce costs and risks. To ensure an enterprise-class service, security and 24/7 support, Cisco partners that offer Cisco Powered services must have their solutions certified through a rigorous third-party audit. Cisco Powered services allow organisations to connect with confidence, achieving time-to-value more quickly, relying on secure performance, and using continuous innovation built on open standards.