Saudi Business Machines (SBM) announced today it has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program, to support the expanding role of the network in deploying cloud services.
This designation recognises SBM’s competencies to sell and implement Cisco end‑to-end cloud solutions for SBM’s private or public cloud customers in addition to cloud providers, it was reported. As a Cisco designated Cloud Builder Partner, SBM has met the required competencies across all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, compute, storage and virtualisation solutions), cloud management applications and a formal cloud professional services practice, the company said.
Hatem El-Kady, country sales manager – Network Solutions for SBM said, “Our commitment to excellence is constant, and in that regard, we are always aiming to be up to date with the latest developments and best practices in our field. At SBM, we believe in providing high end solutions to our clients, providing the technology to lead.”
Abdullah Al-Swaha, country channel manager for Cisco in Saudi Arabia added, “We value the commitment and expertise that SBM demonstrated and look forward to building on our successful strategic partnership. We highly commend the SBM for achieving our Cloud Builder certification which is a key milestone in our Cloud Partner Program.”
The Cisco Cloud Partner Program empowers channel partners to build end-to-end cloud solutions and professional services practices based on Cisco cloud solutions. This program offers training to help channel partners as they enhance their competencies in selling and implementing end-to-end cloud solutions that include Cisco and approved third-party technology partners’ solutions in an integrated cloud solution.