ShoreGroup's qualifications to plan, design, implement and support Cisco's
full range of enterprise data center storage solutions
NEW YORK, NY. August 12, 2010 — ShoreGroup, Inc., a premier systems management solutions and IT professional services firm, today announced that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Storage Networking (DCSN) Specialization from Cisco® Systems. This core specialization recognizes ShoreGroup's knowledge and expertise in designing, deploying, and supporting comprehensive Cisco data center storage networking solutions.
With the Cisco DCSN Specialization,
ShoreGroup is qualified to support the requirements that mid-sized to enterprise-scale
organizations have when deploying a wide-range of data center technologies and applications.
Earning this credential validates that ShoreGroup possesses the specialized skills and
resources necessary to build intelligent networking solutions between multiple sites and
across geographies based on industry-leading Cisco data center storage networking products,
including Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches, MDS 9000 IP Storage
Services Modules, MDS 9000 Caching Services Modules, MDS 9000 Advanced Services Modules,
MDS 9000 Fibre Channel Switching Modules, MDS 9000 Port Analyzer Adapters, MDS 9100 and 9200
Multilayer Fabric Switches, MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and MDS 9500 Series Supervisor
"Acquiring the Cisco Advanced DCSN
Specialization is a key component in our strategy to offer a complete product and services
portfolio around Cisco's Data Center 3.0 framework," said Robert Ditta, ShoreGroup's
Executive Vice President. "It further demonstrates that ShoreGroup is in a position to
design and integrate comprehensive data center solutions that are closely aligned with business
needs, provide investment protection, and meet ongoing next generation data center requirements
while adding the flexibility essential to cost effectively manage capacity growth needs."
"Creating a highly available and
scalable storage network design based on converged architecture that addresses business continuity
and data security is a top priority for many businesses," said Barry Katzman, ShoreGroup's
Director of Sales Engineering. "Collaboration between networking professionals and storage
professionals is becoming commonplace as today's data center network architecture is collapsing
storage traffic onto a unified data center switching fabric. Data storage networking solutions bring
several key benefits that organizations are looking for, including improved IT staff productivity
and business continuance, enhanced data security, higher performance and better accessibility at
As part of its comprehensive data center
strategy, ShoreGroup announced separately this week that its CaseSentry® Systems Management
Platform has been enhanced to support the management of Cisco's Unified Computing System.
The company has also recently announced its new virtual CaseSentry (vCS) architecture providing
virtualized management applications for large enterprises and service providers.
In addition to Cisco DCSN Specialization,
ShoreGroup also holds Advanced Specializations in Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Security,
Wireless, Unified Communications, Routing & Switching as well as an ATP (Authorized Technology
Provider) in Customer Voice Portal (CVP), Unified Contact Center (UCC) Enterprise, and Data Center
Unified Computing Systems.
About ShoreGroup, Inc.
ShoreGroup delivers a complete
portfolio of industry-leading management applications, maintenance solutions,
professional services and products for Unified Communications networks. ShoreGroup
develops innovative management applications on its dynamic CaseSentry® platform,
eliminating the pitfalls of traditional management systems to enable IT, telecom and
contact center support organizations to easily and effectively manage availability,
performance, service levels and support processes for complex networked environments.
The company's ShorePatrol Remote Management Service delivers the high-quality
unified communications monitoring, maintenance and support that organizations rely upon
to ensure the availability of their vital business processes.
ShoreGroup's professional service
solutions provide leading consultation, design and implementation services for high-availability
networks. The company's expertise in unified communications including IP Telephony/VoIP and
IP contact centers, LAN/WAN, data center, telepresence, wireless and security produces manageable
solutions that optimize business processes, communications, employee productivity and accessibility
to enable organizations to derive the maximum business value from their information technology
investment. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with advanced specializations, ShoreGroup's service
portfolio is backed by solid industry credentials.
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August 12, 2010
The ShoreGroup Building
460 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001