Island Networks is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as Ireland’s first FlexPod Premium Partner. This means that Island Networks is now the only NetApp and Cisco partner in Ireland that is certified as having this depth of expertise in implementing the FlexPod data centre solutions. It was achieved by attaining multiple NetApp and Cisco certifications and specialisations which include NetApp Data Storage Products, Cisco UCS Unified Server Platforms and Cisco Nexus Converged Ethernet products, as well as virtualisation accreditations from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.
Tony Dillon, NetApp Ireland Country Manager, commented:
“We are delighted to recognise Island Networks as the first NetApp and Cisco FlexPod Premium Partner in Ireland. This accreditation acknowledges the significant investment made by Island Networks in building the expertise to implement our cloud infrastructure solutions and to deliver the benefits associated with the FlexPod platform to our customers.“
Adam Grennan, Cisco Ireland Country Manager, added:
“Island Networks’ accomplishment as being appointed the first Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Premium Partner in Ireland is a strong endorsement of the commitment they have shown to supporting Irish organisations on their journey to the cloud. This accomplishment validates the company’s expert-level competency to deliver unified server, storage, and networking architectures.”
FlexPod is the result of deep technology collaboration between NetApp and Cisco, and it provides organisations with a scalable platform that can lower capital and operational costs as well as providing for assured deployments, flexibility and efficiency with simplified management.
With this achievement Island Networks has been promoted to the highest FlexPod reference architecture specialisation level for a NetApp and Cisco partner. This accreditation positions Island Networks as a trusted advisor for customers wishing to migrate to next-generation data centres.
Gary Coburn, Island Networks’ Chief Executive, commented:
“Island Networks is committed to delivering all of the benefits of the cloud to our customers and we are very pleased to have achieved the FlexPod Premium Partner accreditation from NetApp and Cisco, which formally acknowledges our unique ability to do so. We have seen a significant increase in demand for NetApp and Cisco data centre solutions and are delighted to be the only company in Ireland to have achieved this level of certification.”