Cisco has expanded its portfolio of specializations available through the company’s partner program.
New additions include:
“Full-stack Observability (FSO)” which showcases expertise in application performance analytics across the full IT stack, including integrations across AppDynamics, ThousandEyes, Intersight, and Secure Application.
“Hybrid Work from Office,” which recognizes Cisco partners for their skills and experience helping customers evolve traditional on-site and off-site work models, with solutions that power hybrid work, enabling people to work safely and securely from home or office.
“Secure Access Service Edge (SASE),” which highlights partners’ ability to help customers to securely enable the growing universe of roaming users, devices, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps without adding complexity or reducing end-user performance.
“Hybrid Cloud Computing,” which identifies partners that provide secure hybrid cloud computing experiences at home, in the office, or anywhere.
“Hybrid Cloud Networking,” which recognizes partners that securely and efficiently connect and manage customers’ data, workloads, and applications across data centers, edge, and multiple clouds.
“Hybrid Cloud Software,” which demonstrates expertise in managing operational complexity by helping customers streamline and unify IT operations with secure, hybrid cloud management software.
The new solution specializations are one of the four categories of partner specializations available to qualified Cisco partners to demonstrate their expertise to customers.
Partners that achieve solution specializations are recognized and rewarded based on the value delivered to customers. The requirements for each specialization are tied to knowledge and experience, allowing partners to capitalize on their existing investments with Cisco.
The six new solution specializations focus on the biggest market opportunities for partners, including hybrid cloud, hybrid work, secure access service edge (SASE) and full-stack observability.