ShoreGroup Gains Cisco Systems Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization

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Achievement recognizes ShoreGroup's qualifications to plan, design, implement and support Cisco's full range of enterprise data center solutions

ShoreGroup, Inc., a premier systems management solutions and IT professional services firm, today announced that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure (DCNI) Specialization from Cisco® Systems. This core specialization recognizes ShoreGroup's knowledge and expertise in designing, deploying, and supporting Cisco data center solutions consisting of both infrastructure and applications.

With the Cisco DCNI Specialization, ShoreGroup is qualified to support the requirements that mid-sized to enterprise-scale organizations have when deploying a wide-range of data center technologies and applications. Earning this credential validates that ShoreGroup possesses the specialized skills and resources necessary to build end-to-end data center solutions based on the industry-leading Cisco data center networking products, including the Nexus Family of data center switching products, Catalyst 4900 and 6500 Series Switches, Catalyst Blade Switches, Firewall Services Module, Network Analysis Module, Application Control Engine Module and Appliance, Global Site Selector Appliance, and Application Networking Manager.

"Acquiring the Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialization is a key component in our strategy to offer a complete product and services portfolio around Cisco's Data Center 3.0 initiative," said Barry Katzman, ShoreGroup's Senior Integration Practice Manager. "It further demonstrates ShoreGroup's capabilities in designing comprehensive data center solutions with best-of-breed products from leading companies such as Cisco, EMC and VMware. By virtualizing the network, computing and storage services, we're providing our clients with the cost efficiency, visibility and flexibility to quickly respond to the business demands of today and tomorrow."

"We're seeing an escalating trend where organizations are leveraging the virtualized data center in their movement to the latest network and communications technologies," said Jeff Ortolano, Area Director at ShoreGroup. "Data Center 3.0 brings several key benefits that organizations are looking for, including improved IT asset utilization, cost effective adoption of emerging applications and technologies, investment protection, and it supports green environmental initiatives. The Cisco Advanced DCNI Specialization ensures clients that ShoreGroup is in position to maximize the value they realize from the virtualized data center."

In addition to Cisco DCNI Specialization, ShoreGroup also holds Advanced Specializations in Security, Wireless, Unified Communications, Contact Center Enterprise, Routing & Switching as well as an ATP (Authorized Technology Provider) in Customer Voice Portal (CVP).

About ShoreGroup, Inc.

ShoreGroup delivers a complete portfolio of industry-leading management applications, maintenance solutions, professional services and products for unified communications networks. ShoreGroup develops innovative management applications on its dynamic CaseSentry® platform, eliminating the pitfalls of traditional management systems to enable IT, telecom and contact center support organizations to easily and effectively manage availability, performance, service levels and support processes for complex networked environments. The company's ShorePatrolâ„¢ Remote Operations Service delivers the high-quality unified communications monitoring, maintenance and support that organizations rely upon to ensure the availability of their vital business processes. ShoreGroup's Sextantâ„¢ Contact Center Analytics solution provides the operational and business visibility that enterprise contact centers require to drive performance and efficiency.

ShoreGroup's professional service solutions provide leading consultation, design and implementation services for high-availability networks. The company's expertise in unified communications including IP Telephony/VoIP and IP contact centers, LAN/WAN, wireless and security produces manageable solutions that optimize business processes, communications, employee productivity and accessibility to enable organizations to derive the maximum business value from their information technology investment. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with advanced specializations, ShoreGroup's service portfolio is backed by solid industry credentials.

Additional information about ShoreGroup's products and services can be found at http://www.shoregroup.com.

Cisco and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. ShoreGroup, ShorePatrol and Sextant are trademarks, and CaseSentry is a registered trademark of ShoreGroup, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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