BT wins Cisco's 'Dutch Service Provider Partner of the Year' award
(14 April 2015)
Innovative hybrid cloud strategy makes the difference
At the recent annual partner diner of Cisco Netherlands, BT received the 'Service Provider Partner of the Year 'award. Each year, Cisco Netherlands recognises partners who have realised impressive growth or distinguished themselves in other ways.
Fred Gerritse, director partner organisation & commercial segment at Cisco Netherlands, said: "In the past year, BT clearly made a difference as a service provider in the Dutch market, thanks to a strong focus on cloud services. With their innovative hybrid cloud strategy, based on Cisco UCS, BT gives customers the ability to roll out standardised cloud services on a global level.”
Jilles Limburg, General Manager BT Advise Benelux, who accepted the award, added: "AT BT, we see that organisations increasingly source their cloud services from a mix of providers. To do so, they need to connect various components in a cost-effective, secure and seamless way. Our cloud approach covers all options: public, private and hybrid. This award encourages us to further expand that strategy in the year ahead. "
Gerritse concludes: "With the opening of a new data centre in Rotterdam in 2014, its' third data center in the Netherlands, BT again made it clear that it aims for the pole position in the delivery of cloud services for the Dutch market."
BT's Benelux organisation achieved Cisco Gold Partner status in 2004 and in 2008 BT received a Global Certification, recognising that it meets the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, implement and support Cisco's highly sophisticated solutions globally.
In the Netherlands BT focuses on an extensive networked IT services portfolio designed for multinationals, government agencies and local organisations with complex demands. Its BT Advise teams provide consulting, integration, staffing and managed services through global knowledge centres, organised around core competencies, including security, unified communications and cloud.
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