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ZyEdge LLC Achieves Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization from Cisco

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(Reston, VA) – September 28th, 2010 – ZyEdge LLC announced that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes ZyEdge as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support comprehensive Cisco data center storage networking solutions, including the Cisco MDS Family of directors and fabric switches.

“ZyEdge is proud to continue receiving recognition from Cisco, to develop our relationship with them and to leverage our shared strengths for the benefit of ZyEdge clients,” said Ben Gerenstein, President/CEO of ZyEdge. “This latest specialization highlights the technical expertise of our team in regards to data center strategies, with a focus on virtualization and cloud computing. We believe these technologies will drive greater efficiency and securely manage the IT resources of our customers.”

“As a Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Specialized Partner, ZyEdge’s investment in the training and equipment required to provide integrated, collaborative and adaptive storage networking solutions ranks them among the industry’s most-qualified,” said John Growdon, director of marketing for worldwide channels at Cisco.

The Cisco Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization is designed to help partners—whether small to medium-sized businesses or enterprise-scale organizations—meet a wide range of customer needs. The Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization curriculum focuses on enabling Cisco partners to build cost-effective storage area networks in support of creating better resource management, improved business continuance and enhanced data security. These resale channel partners are specialists in building storage solutions based on industry-leading Cisco data center storage networking products. These include Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches, MDS 9000 IP Storage Services Modules, MDS 9000 Caching Services Modules, MDS 9000 Advanced Services Modules, MDS 9000 Fibre Channel Switching Modules, MDS 9000 Port Analyzer Adapters, MDS 9100 and 9200 Multilayer Fabric Switches, MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Select, Premier, Silver and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving Cisco Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization also provides ZyEdge access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About ZyEdge LLC
ZyEdge LLC, one of the top managed network service providers on the east coast, provides high-quality network services at an affordable price. Our offerings are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized companies and organizations. These services are extensive and include Managed Content Security with Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam, Managed Content Filtering, Select Network Support, Unified Communications, Managed Intrusion Prevention, Security Audit & Vulnerability Assessment, Managed Firewall/VPN, Core Network Support, Scalable Network Support, Secure Managed Colocation, Help Desk, Staff Augmentation and Network Integration.

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