Italtel - Cisco: a Strategic Partnership
The assignment of Cisco Partner of The Year Award for Italy for Service Provider Architectures in May 2014, the “Master Cloud Builder” specialization, and the award “Cloud Builder Partner of the Year in the EMEA” market received in 2013 are just the latest evidences of a path of strategic and technology partnership that Italtel has built up with Cisco since the late 90s.
Italtel today is the major CISCO partner in Italy and the major in EMEA for the Service Provider segment. In 2012 Italtel was the first Cisco Gold Partner in Italy to achieve all three new architectural specializations: Advanced Borderless Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture and Advanced Data Center Architecture.
The technology collaboration of Italtel and Cisco arises from the goal to exploit their unquestionable expertise in Data Networks and Telecommunications to offer advanced networking solutions for fixed and mobile network operators.
Their technical and commercial alliance relationship has tightened year after year, so that, in 2001, the two companies jointly provided, being the first in Europe, migration solutions for network service providers from traditional TDM to the innovative VoIP technology.
Today, the "mission" of the strategic alliance is to drive the development and implementation of "carrier-class" integrated voice-data-video solutions for Fixed and Mobile Network Operators, Enterprises and Public Administration, providing their customers with advanced solutions in the fields of Borderless Networks, Unified Collaboration& Communication, Next Generation Data Center and Cloud Computing.
Together Italtel and Cisco continue on their path of technological innovation in the most innovative segments of Information and Communication Technology, working on emerging technologies as Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, and jointly developing solutions which integrate proprietary products with Cisco solutions.