Cisco Systems accredits STME with Advanced Technology Provider status for MDS- SANTap Solutions

Published May 7th, 2006 - 11:29 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

STME, Middle East region’s leading enterprise storage solution provider and integrator, announced that it has achieved the Advanced Technology Provider (ATP) status for MDS SANTap Solutions from Cisco Systems. With accreditation, STME becomes the first company in the Middle East region to have gained the ATP status.

The ATP designation recognises STME for having the ability to provide the core knowledge and skills required to deploy an emerging technology and complimentary services, while the market opportunity is being developed.  With the ATP status, STME will be able to deliver and support CISCO MDS 9000-based SANTap applications, including Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Service Modules and SMARTnet support in the Middle East region.

"ATP Partners are instrumental in helping Cisco penetrate emerging markets," said Tarek Ghoul, Regional Channel Manager, GCC and Pakistan, Cisco Systems. "ATP Partners, like STME, are hand picked by Cisco to develop the knowledge and skills that enable them to ensure the successful deployment and management of new growth technologies."

Jocelyn Al Adwani, Deputy CEO, STME, said, “We are pleased to be designated as an Advanced Technology Provider by Cisco Systems. This recognition amply demonstrates STME’s expertise and market credibility, given that the ATP status is accorded only to a select few. We will work in close cooperation with Cisco Systems in tapping new growth opportunities in the fast-growing Middle East storage market.”

STME has completed rigorous training and knowledge validation requirements for becoming a provider for ATP Storage. Combined with the existing Cisco System certification that STME has previously achieved, this new ATP designation places STME at the forefront in providing the complete lifecycle of storage services.
About STME
STME is a leading integrator of Information Infrastructure Solutions and services, working with best of breed technologies to provide customers with business focused solutions to manage, store, and protect their information. Founded in 1982, STME has grown to have 14 offices in 11 countries across the Middle East. STME performs reviews of the available technologies on a continual basis to keep abreast of emerging technologies, and to ensure that they can always offer best-of-breed solutions. Having a broad range of relationships enables STME to help customers evaluate the various technologies and solutions in the market with an understanding of the latest developments and enhancements enabling the customers to make the decisions based on a clear vision.

STME have a team of highly skilled professionals who assess, design, implement, and support the solutions offered, delivering real benefits, and actual cost savings to the customers, across all industry verticals. STME ensure that all the consultants and engineers are trained and accredited to the highest manufacturer standards.


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