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BALTIMORE, MD – NetCraftsmen announced today that it has achieved Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designation from Cisco. The designation recognizes NetCraftsmen as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure products and solutions.
Participation in the Cisco ACI ATP Program allows NetCraftsmen to offer their customers a new data center architecture designed to simplify operations and greatly reduce provision time through automation for their applications.
“ACI is Cisco’s answer to software-defined networking (SDN), a revolutionary approach to network configuration and control that is changing our industry from a labor-intensive market to a software-intensive market,” explained NetCraftsmen CEO Paul Mauritz. “SDN enables organizations to reduce operating costs, increase business agility, and accelerate the deployment of new applications from days or weeks to just minutes. NetCraftsmen is proud to be at the forefront of this sea change.”
To earn the ACI ATP designation, NetCraftsmen fulfilled Cisco application centric infrastructure training and exam requirements. NetCraftsmen also met the personnel and post sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.
The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology practice.
About Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in the data center is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles. ACI delivers innovative software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance. An ACI network is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change. ACI does so through the reduction of complexity and a common policy framework that can automate provisioning and managing of resources.
NetCraftsmen is a 14-year-old network engineering company whose engineers are true Master Craftsmen, world renowned for their expertise and experience. The NetCraftsmen mission combines deep technological expertise with a commitment to transparency and simplicity.
Our team consists of industry standouts in every facet of the network development lifecycle. We’ve attracted and retained standout thought leaders, innovators, and visionaries who share a focus on IT networks built first and foremost to meet and adapt to today’s enterprise demands.
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Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.
Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.
John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services. Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.
He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.