Global SD-WAN leader Silver Peak has announced a new certified deployment partner (CDP) program, enabling select partners to resell and deploy the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, supporting customer WAN and security transformation initiatives.
Initial partners to achieve the new sales, technical and deployment certifications include: CDW, Intervision, INVITE Networks, Teneo, WWT and Xalient.
“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,” explains Ken Marks, vice president of North America channel sales for Silver Peak. “This provides an unprecedented opportunity for our partners to bring new levels of business value to customers by attaining the training and certifications required to successfully drive SD-WAN deployments. 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 – it’s a win win for everyone.”
To participate in the CDP program, partners must complete a comprehensive training and certification program 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, and SDX – Deployment Expert.
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.
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