Easynet Global Services joins Cisco Powered Program
01 April 2009
Easynet Global Services announced today that it has become a member of the Cisco Powered Program and has established the resources and procedures to deploy, manage and support Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity Services, specifically Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).
Koen Vanpraet, Global Sales and Solutions Director, Easynet Global Services, comments “Receiving this certification is further proof of the consistently high quality service that Easynet provides its customers. In a challenging environment for businesses, it’s important to concentrate on core competencies and managed services provide business leaders and IT directors with a way of reducing their operational costs and focusing on growing their own business.”
The Cisco Powered Program is Cisco’s premier partnering vehicle for solution providers who offer Cisco technologies as a part of their service offerings. This program sets the standard for recognizing a solution provider’s investment in the tools and processes necessary to provide high-quality network-based managed services. A Cisco Powered designation not only acknowledges that the managed service provider has invested in industry-leading Cisco solutions, but also entitles the solutions provider to take advantage of Cisco resources to envision, build, market and sell its managed services, contributing to market acceptance and adoption.
“Adopting managed services allows companies to align IT and business goals, enabling them to focus scarce internal resources on their core competencies while servicing day-to-day IT infrastructure and operational needs through technology delivered as a service,” said Mark Kummer, Cisco UK & Ireland Managing Director for Service Provider and Digital Media Solutions. “We welcome Easynet Global Services becoming a member of the Cisco Powered Program and recognise their investment in obtaining the necessary training, skills and knowledge”
In addition, Easynet Global Services participates in the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program (MSCP). Participation in MSCP indicates that its Cisco Powered services have undergone a rigorous third-party assessment and have met requirements based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) framework of best practices and market and industry requirements.
Notes to Editors
Easynet Global Services is an international managed networks, hosting and telepresence company, delivering superbly managed solutions for businesses and enterprises. Owning extensive global network and hosting infrastructure, the company sets itself apart through customer service excellence. Easynet has 20 global offices, customers in 50 countries and can deliver solutions in 194. Its Managed Virtual Meeting telepresence solution recently received high profile endorsement as the UK Environment Minister used it to give a keynote speech to 150 attendees at the Climate Change Summit in Sydney.
Easynet's approach is underpinned by professional excellence in understanding, designing, delivering, and managing customer solutions, its ability to work successfully with partners, and its attention to quality. Customers include Sky, the Ford Motor Company, Kia Motors, Calor, Tchibo and Kellogg Italia. Easynet is part of the British Sky Broadcasting group, which has a total market capitalisation of £7.4bn.
Easynet is the Official Networking and Hosting Company of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).