NFF is extremely proud to announce achievement of two ATP statuses from Cisco within the first half of 2011.  ATP is a “by-invitation-only” program available to selected Cisco Partners who have met a number of stringent requirements.

This first ATP designation NFF achieved is “Data Center Unified Computing System” (UCS-ATP).   In order to do this, NFF produced a compelling business plan and go-to-market strategy, achieved the Advanced Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization, the Advanced Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Specialization, successfully completed numerous role-based training and certification exams for account and technical teams, incurred expenditures in lab and customer demo gear, and finally demonstrated mature competencies in server, storage, and virtualization technologies.  All of this hard work showed Cisco we have the business acumen and technical expertise to sell, deploy, and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in the United States.

The second category NFF accomplished is The Cisco TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP). We went through a similar process as for UCS.  This program is focused on providing a new way of working, in which everyone everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Express level program goal is to enable partners to market TelePresence video endpoints, targeted infrastructure and differentiate themselves based on their breadth of unique AV integration skills.