Telstra Global (ASX: TLS.AX) has taken another step forward with its cloud services drive by achieving Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner certification, enabling it to sell and deliver cloud and managed services using the vendor's technology to its multinational corporation clients.
Cisco's CMSMP certification is part of its Cloud and Managed Services Program go-to-market strategy, which is focused on helping partners to build, market, and sell cloud and managed services.
What's interesting about this announcement is that it comes as Telstra Global launches its Cloud Infrastructure service that uses solutions from Cisco and other technology partners.
In June, the service provider said it would offer cloud services out of data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom, expanding and complementing services already available in Telstra's Australian data centers. Later in November, it added capacity to data centers across six locations in Asia, Australia and North America.
By achieving this certification with a well-known enterprise infrastructure vendor like Cisco, Telstra Global will be able to provide a broader package for customers looking to take advantage of the cloud.
Martin Bishop, Telstra Global's head of Network Application Services, said that this certification means they can offer an "added level of service quality assurance."
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