Annese Achieves Cisco Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

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Annese Rises to Next Level of Expertise in Virtualization Practice Capabilities

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Virtualization is the fastest growing practice area for Annese to date.

...Earning this credential speaks to our commitment to the data center and virtualization space in a way that we think makes an important statement to our customers and our partners alike.

Annese & Associates, Inc. announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes Annese as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design, and deploy comprehensive Cisco® Data Center solutions.

Data center virtualization has proven to be the fastest growing practice area for Annese as an organization. With revenue generating $10M in 2011 for virtualization related projects alone, Annese has expanded the virtualization team to include two Virtualization Architects and has open opportunities for additional employees to continue this growth initiative led by Rus Healy, Director of the Virtualization Practice.

Healy speaks to the impact this specialization will have on furthering the success of the practice: "We're excited to achieve the Cisco Data Center Architecture specialization. It's an achievement that caps more than two years of focused professional and business development for Annese. For an organization of our size, with our traditional emphasis in networking, voice, and video, earning this credential speaks to our commitment to the data center and virtualization space in a way that we think makes an important statement to our customers and our partners alike. That is, we are deeply focused on these technologies and we look forward to continued rapid growth and success in providing these solutions for our customers."

The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas: Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs; Unified Computing for streamlining data center resources and uniting network, computational, storage and virtualization platforms; and Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the data center network or computing environment.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design, and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Annese and Cisco have maintained a coveted partnership for over a decade.

About Annese & Associates, Inc.

Expertise, Relationships, Innovation. Throughout the past four decades, these principles have established the foundation upon which Annese & Associates has emerged as the trusted adviser to our customers, partners, and communities. While we emphasize the value of designing, installing, and maintaining the boxes and wires that make up your network, we never lose sight of the core deliverables: leadership, integrity, and excellence. Our connections extend beyond devices and networks; we bring people to people, and ideas to action.

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