Silver Peak, a Santa Clara, California-based SD-WAN vendor, has rolled out a new certified deployment partner (CDP) program, enabling select partners to resell and deploy the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.
To participate in the CDP program, partners must complete a training and certification regimen that requires advanced deployment certifications with proctored exams. CDP partner certifications include:
- SSP – Sales Professional
- STSP – Technical Sales Professional
- SPSP – Technical Professional
- SPSX – Technical Expert
- SDP – Deployment Professional
- SDX – Deployment Expert
To assure success with customers, CDPs are initially required to partner with a Silver Peak deployment engineer to demonstrate the requisite skill and acumen that spans initial design, deployment plan and post deployment reviews.
“Modern enterprises are quickly recognizing that their legacy networks are holding them back from realizing the full transformational promise of the cloud and many are seeking skilled partners to drive their WAN and security transformation initiatives,” said Ken Marks, vice president of North America channel sales for Silver Peak. “The CDP program is architected to scale both the number of customers we can serve as well as the number of partners that we can enable to build high-growth profitable SD-WAN business practices.”
Initial partners to achieve the new sales, technical and deployment certifications include: CDW, Intervision, INVITE Networks, Teneo, WWT and Xalient.
Silver Peaks’ objective is to enable global partners to achieve new levels of certification to offer enterprise customers turnkey SD-WAN purchase and deployment services.