ExtraTeam Recognized by Cisco as a Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider in the United States

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Leading San Francisco Bay Area Systems Integrator Expands Data Center Solution Offerings With Cisco ATP Status

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Through a focused effort to increase the level of Cisco sales and support capabilities, ExtraTeam has met the rigorous Cisco certified personnel level requirements to earn the designation of Cisco ATP – Data Center Unified Computing Partner

ExtraTeam, a leading Solutions Integrator, announced today that it has achieved Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. ExtraTeam is one of a select few partners to participate in Cisco's new Unified Computing System. This designation recognizes ExtraTeam as having fulfilled the training and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in the United States.

The Cisco Unified Computing System unites network, computational, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single energy-efficient system that can reduce the costs and complexity of information technology (IT) infrastructure, help extend capital assets, and improve business agility well into the future. A new computing model, the Cisco Unified Computing System uses integrated management and combines a "wire once" unified fabric with an industry-standard computing platform to optimize virtualization, reduce the data center's total overall cost, and provide dynamic resource provisioning for businesses that are becoming increasingly collaborative, mobile and distributed.

“We couldn’t be more proud and excited about this new designation. ExtraTeam has met the rigorous Cisco certified personnel level requirements to earn the designation of Cisco ATP – Data Center Unified Computing Partner.” stated Neil Setchell, CEO of ExtraTeam. “This ensures that ExtraTeam’s sales and support teams are highly qualified to sell, design, implement, and support ATP-specific technologies and products – achieving this certification demonstrates ExtraTeam’s continued expertise in complex networking technologies.”, continued Setchell.

"Virtualization is a key element of a next-generation data center and an enabling technology for data center transformation. This Cisco ATP designation strengthens our existing Cisco Data Center practice," said Jason Forrest, ExtraTeam Sales Director. "Our certification as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, EMC Authorized Services Network (ASN) partner and VMware Certified Delivery Partner illustrates our dedication in helping our customers understand and benefit from these new business-enabling technologies. ExtraTeam is well-positioned to transform and accelerate our customer's business by taking their virtual computing environments to the next level."

About ExtraTeam_ExtraTeam is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers. The company uses technology – including hardware, software and services – to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs and achieve their unified communications goals. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to a multitude of vertical markets. Headquartered Pleasanton, California, ExtraTeam operates extensively throughout North America.

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