London , November 2011 , Business Transformation specialists, Cisilion, announced today it has joined the Riverbed® Authorized Support Partner (RASP) program. As a member of the program, Cisilion will leverage its support organizations to deliver a suite of Cisilion branded support offerings to its enterprise clients. The RASP program allows Cisilion to build closer relationships with clients and provide high-value services and support that its clients can leverage to get the full benefit of their Riverbed IT performance solution deployments.
More than 16,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data, and slow applications, file transfers and inefficient websites negatively impact the performance of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup, archive and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.
To enable its reseller partners to act as an extension of the Riverbed support organization, Riverbed introduced RASP, a specialization program that allows eligible partners to provide Level 1 and Level 2 support services to their clients. The RASP program is only available to partners that demonstrate a successful track record selling Riverbed solutions and are able and willing to provide a high standard of 24x7 Level 1 and Level 2 operational support services.
Cisilion’s Vice President Technical Solutions Kelvin Pritchard says “Cisilion has embraced working with Riverbed Technology. The solutions from Riverbed provide significant and measurable benefits to our customers that truly help to transform business operations. We are delighted that the investment in our technical support capabilities has resulted in Cisilion achieving RASP status.”
“The partner network program is structured so that everyone wins—our partners, customers and Riverbed. Through the RASP specialization program, not only do our partners benefit from being positioned to increase their bottom line, but our customers are working with the industry’s most qualified Riverbed partners to support their IT infrastructure,” said Scott Downie, vice president of worldwide support at Riverbed. “As we scale our support organization to include services from our valued partners, it allows Riverbed to focus on our core competencies – providing enterprises with award-winning WAN optimization solutions that enable them to accomplish strategic IT initiatives, including IT consolidation, cloud computing and virtualization.”
Cisilion delivers integrated systems that transform the way businesses work
Formed in 2000, Cisilion designs and delivers networking hardware, software, and 24/7 managed systems that transform how our clients work. We operate internationally across a broad range of markets in both the public and private sectors, using our proprietary SMART™ technology systems to unify and simplify our clients' information and communication infrastructure.
Working with our strategic technology partners - Cisco, NetApp, Juniper, Riverbed, SolarWinds, and VMware, we design, implement and manage a broad range of integrated networking solutions. Everything we do is focussed on robust systems that deliver higher performance, increased availability, and straightforward scalability, resulting in significantly reduced capital and operating expenditure for our clients.
We offer fully-certified and accredited technical resources in consulting, engineering and support. We are proud of the long-term relationships we build with national and international organisations, and the awards that we hold from our technology partners, and the wider technology industry.
In FY2011, Cisilion grew its business by over 50%