At this year's Cisco Virtual Partner Summit event, the U.S. company recognized excellence and innovation by its global partners.
Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems were awarded a number of prizes at its annual partner conference in San Diego (California, USA), including the Cisco Partner Summit Award for the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia) in the Service Provider category.
f.l.t.r.: Michael Ganser (Cisco), Moritz Kriegsmann (DTAG), Simone Gottschling (T-Systems), Bernd Wagner (T-Systems), Markus Gierlich (Cisco), Oliver Tuszik (Cisco).
The Group and its subsidiary were also awarded Partner of the Year in the field of Cloud & Managed Services in Central Europe and Germany.
The Cisco Partner Summit Awards reward Cisco's best channel partners practicing first-class business processes and setting an example for the industry in their region. Innovative processes, architecture-based successes, strategic business results and the exploitation of new opportunities and sales approaches are taken into consideration, among other factors.
Long-term partnership between Cisco and Deutsche Telekom
"We've enjoyed excellent collaboration with Cisco
in traditional networking for years in our European national companies. Thanks to the development of new and innovative cloud-based managed services, we have been able to increase our shared business even more significantly over the past year" says Ralf Nejedl of Deutsche Telekom Europe & Technology about the partnership.
Jutta Gräfensteiner, Director Channel and Partner Management at Cisco Deutschland considers T-Systems to be one of the service providers with the most innovative and impressive cloud and managed services portfolio in the world. In addition to its market-leading managed WAN and LAN services
based on Cisco CPE, the company also offers various IT and collaboration services for companies of all sizes. Aside from their high level of flexibility and performance, T-Systems' solutions also offer conformity to Germany's strict data protection regulations.
Outstanding Cloud expertise
"Due to synergies arising from the shared cloud strategy and our company's excellent cloud expertise
, we have been able to record three-digit percentage growth in our cloud business" says Bernd Wagner, SVP Sales & Service Germany TC at T-Systems International GmbH.
The Cisco Partner Summit Awards honor the most successful channel partners in specific technology markets. All winners are selected by a jury consisting of experts from the Cisco Global Partner Organization as well as regional managers.