GDS Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider Designation
Global Data Systems (GDS) announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of Cisco Powered™ Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Cisco Powered Managed Internet Service. This certification by Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes GDS as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer these services as Cisco Powered Services, GDS needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.
The Master Service Provider designation also recognizes GDS’s investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco’s highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.
“Joining the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program and achieving the Master Service Provider designation is a key milestone of our cloud strategy,” said Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer, GDS. “It shows customers our investment and commitment to providing them with a cloud experience in which they can confidently expand and transform their business.”
The partnership between GDS and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell GDS’s cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, GDS and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.
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