IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TRACE3, a leading IT Systems Integrator that provides solutions & services for reducing IT infrastructure complexity, today announced that it has met the rigorous Cisco certified personnel levels required to become a Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Partner (ATP). This designation recognizes Trace3 as having fulfilled the training and program prerequisites to ensure clients that sales and support divisions are better prepared to properly sell, design, install and support the ATP program specific technology and products.
"Attaining the Cisco ATP - Data Center Unified Computing Partner designation was very important to Trace3," said Practice Manager Bret MacInnes of Trace3. "With today's customers demanding the technology to do more with less, the Cisco B-series Blade solution will allow customers to scale, provision and re-provision as the business needs change while saving on power, cooling, valuable data center space, capital and operation expenses. Virtualization is the cornerstone of the reference architecture of the future, and with industry leading virtualization technologies from Cisco with the B-series solutions, VMware and NetApp for storage Trace3 can now provide completely virtualized reference architecture for our customers now and for years to come".
“Trace3’s Data Center experience makes them an ideal candidate for Cisco’s Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Specialization focused on Unified Computing. Their holistic approach to designing data center solutions enables customer IT departments to increase their scalability and efficiency. This is an outstanding accomplishment for Trace3,” says Mike Doria, Sales Director, Data Center and Virtualization at Cisco.
“Taking advantage of an architectural shift in the data center, Cisco’s new computing model can help customers transform the data center into a dynamic IT environment with the power to increase productivity, improve efficiency and drive virtualization to an entirely new level,” said John Growdon, director, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group at Cisco. “As a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, Trace3 is a member of an elite ecosystem of industry leaders working with Cisco to stimulate technology innovation, augment service delivery, and accelerate the market adoption of unified computing.”
To qualify as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, Trace3 had to meet a number of requirements. These included achieving the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization and the Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Specialization as well as demonstrating mature competencies in server, storage and virtualization technologies.
Trace3 is a leading regional IT Systems Integrator in the Southwest United States that specializes in developing custom solutions that reduce complexity within a corporate IT infrastructure. Trace3 helps clients maximize their IT infrastructure ROI by simplifying data management, virtualization, network security and application acceleration, disaster recovery services and new cloud computing initiatives.
As IT departments growingly move into “the cloud” and begin evaluating the cost savings and benefits associated with a shared infrastructure, it has become clear to Trace3 that in order to continue providing true value add to our clients and manufacturer partners, we need to fill a void in the IT market. That void being IT co-management services, where not only do we understand their IT environment and help them solve IT problems as Trace3 has traditionally done, but also provide them with 2 main features: 1) an IT vision (tokened “Define your X”) that we aid in defining and achieving and 2) co-management services to achieve that vision. Co-management consists of several services ranging from the most basic, such as installation, to the most integrated, such as staff augmentation or residency. The goal of our co-management services is to allow the client the benefit of scalability of all infrastructure resources within their IT department.