SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

Westcon Group, Inc.

January 19, 2010 09:11 ET

Comstor UK Sales Team Achieves Cisco Data Center Accreditation

Sales Teams Trained in Readiness for Cisco Data Center

CIRENCESTER, UK--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Comstor UK, the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, today announced its sales teams have achieved accreditation as Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Sales Specialists.

Following the recent announcement from Comstor to distribute Cisco Unified Computing System Worldwide, the whole of the Comstor UK internal and external sales teams have passed the Data Center Networking Solution Sales exams. The course tests a candidate's knowledge of the skills needed by an account manager to articulate a Cisco Data Center Networking Solution to a customer. This includes DC Networking Infrastructure, Applications Services, Storage, and Unified Computing.

The initiative was started in November with the objective of all internal sales account managers & external Business Development Managers passing the Data Center exam. Each sales person undertook extensive training sessions and everyone has passed the exam.

Tony Nevill, General Manager at Comstor UK commented: "This has been a real success for us and shows our commitment to our readiness for selling Cisco UCS solutions. Our sales teams have really embraced the initiative with many of them revising at lunchtime and in the evening to ensure they passed the exam."

Cisco's new UCS platform offers many operational benefits, especially for mid-market companies looking to decrease their IT hardware footprints and power consumption.

Cisco UCS integrates network, computational, storage access and virtualisation elements into a single cohesive system -- resulting in simplified system management, higher performance and greater availability.

Bernadette Wightman, Managing Director for UK & Ireland Channels at Cisco commented: "Comstor has always had an experienced sales team focused on selling Cisco solutions. This recent announcement will further enable them to promote and explain the Cisco Data Center Networking business benefits to customers. It also helps us to continue to capitalise on the market opportunity that Unified Computing System infrastructure represents."

Jon Pickering, Managing Director Block Solutions commented: "We have made significant investments in building a Data Centre practice in order to address a significant opportunity within our customer base. It is great to know that Comstor is also gearing up and building knowledge across their sales and technical teams, which will ultimately lead to better bid support for us on these opportunities."

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon and Comstor practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit

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