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Black Box Achieves Advanced Unified Computing Technology and Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specializations from Cisco


February 06, 2012

Black Box Corporation, a global communications system, reportedly obtained two important specializations from Cisco: the Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization and the Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization. Black Box earned the specializations after the successful completion of program prerequisites to sell, design, and deploy Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) to organizations across the USA.

Black Box Corporation is a provider of comprehensive communications and infrastructure solutions. In addition to reselling platforms and applications from the industry’s top manufacturers, the company also provides its own line of technology products and services.

Black Box offers a comprehensive range of communications solutions including the latest in unified communications, contact center, network security, traditional telephony, and more. The company’s service portfolio includes system maintenance plans and remote monitoring services.

Under its Resale Channel Program, Cisco provides partners with the training required to build sales, design and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. To earn these Cisco specializations, Black Box, a Cisco Gold Partner, had to fulfill the role-based training requirements to sell, design and deploy Cisco Unified Computing System B-series technology solutions and Cisco Unified Fabric Technology solutions within the Cisco Data Center portfolio.

With data center requirements becoming increasingly complex, these specializations are expected to help Black Box to deliver better design, deployment and day-to-day support services for the virtualization of unified communications applications.

Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world. The specializations extend Black Box’ capabilities in the areas of storage integration and data networking. With enhanced integration capabilities, the company will be able to deliver transparent convergence, massive three-dimensional scalability and sophisticated intelligence. This in turn results into significant savings and increased performance for its customers, company officials explained in a press release.

In a other news Black Box announced that it has acquired InnerWireless. “We are very excited to merge our advanced wireless capabilities with the broad geographic footprint and deep organic resources of Black Box. The InnerWireless team has built a unique and valuable value proposition in the DAS market. As part of Black Box, we will be able to combine our efforts to bring our solutions to a larger, growing market,” Chris McCoy former chief financial officer of InnerWireless commented in connection with the acquisition.



Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell




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