Deploying the Cloud? Make 2013 the Year to Do It Right cStor Achieves the Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization from Cisco United States

cStor Achieves Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization From Cisco USA

Cisco_logo-1000pxcStor announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes cStor as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design and deploy comprehensive Cisco(r) Data Center solutions.

The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas: Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs; Unified Computing for streamlining data center resources and uniting network, computational, storage and virtualization platforms; and Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the data center network or computing environment.

“We are incredibly proud that our team has achieved this prestigious specialization. The DCA Specialization means Cisco has certified that we have all the skills and experience necessary to help customers build their private cloud environments. In today’s business, customers need and want their partners like cStor, to be able to not just architect and sell products but to help design, deploy and integrate private, hybrid and public cloud solutions. We look forward to continuing to do so for our customers.” said Larry Gentry, President and COO of cStor.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit.

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Custom Storage specializes in architecting and implementing complex information management solutions designed to leverage virtualization and reduce costs while providing high availability, application performance improvements and improved data protection techniques. Custom Storage is privately held and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about Custom Storage and the Imagine Virtually Anything Alliance between Cisco, NetApp and VMware, call (480) 760-2100. Visit Custom Storage online at

    Larry Gentry
    About Larry Gentry
    Larry Gentry is responsible for ensuring cStor provides its customers with innovative data center and cloud solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, retail, insurance, utility and other industries. His business acumen and management expertise stem from years of senior level leadership and high-tech management experience with companies such as Kroger, Kohl’s department stores and Shopko. Larry attended Lewis and Clark College along with Mt. Hood Community College prior to beginning his management career and holds multiple industry certifications. Larry has been a member of the board of directors for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2009, where he currently serves as Vice-Chairman.

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