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Fab four: Long View scoops fourth straight Cisco Canadian Data Center Partner of the Year title

CALGARY, Alberta (October 31, 2012) — It’s a distinction that rewards agility, flexibility, and proficiency. And Long View has just scored No. 4.

For the fourth consecutive year, Long View ( — one of North America’s most dynamic providers of IT consulting, outsourcing solutions, and cloud services — has earned Cisco’s Canadian Data Center Partner of the Year award. Long View was recently tapped by Cisco, a worldwide networking leader, for the distinction during Cisco Partner Summit 2012.

“Virtualization and data center architecture exist in an extremely fast-paced world. Staying ahead of the pack in the area of advanced collaboration is tricky work — it demands innovation, dedication, and adaptability,” says Kent MacDonald, Long View’s Vice-President of Business Development.

“We believe that winning Cisco’s Canadian Data Center Partner of the Year honour for a fourth straight year is a truly significant achievement,” adds MacDonald. “It tells us we’re staying on top of our game — even by our own high standards.”

As a leading Cisco partner, Long View is able to supply its customers with industry-leading data center solutions — constantly redefining the data center and virtualization ecosystem along with the likes of NetApp, VCE, and VMware.

Data center architecture in today’s world needs to support a mobile workforce using a wide array of devices, while also incorporating cloud applications and services. To achieve this sort of flexibility, Long View offers its customers Cisco data center solutions ranging from desktop virtualization to server virtualization, enterprise applications to private cloud, integrated compute stacks to server transitioning.

“Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organizations, and it’s an honour to recognize Long View as a Cisco Partner Summit theater award winner,” says Jim Sherriff, senior vice-president of U.S. and Canada Partner Organization at Cisco.

“The Canadian Data Center Partner of the Year award presented to Long View recognizes its performance and expertise as a Cisco channel partner in Canada.”

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels — global, geo, and theater. Cisco Partner Summit U.S. and Canada theater awards reflect a partner’s performance in a given geographic region of the U.S. or Canada.

Long View’s award-winning partnership with Cisco includes the acceptance of a seventh straight annual Customer Satisfaction Excellence award in August. A long time Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Long View also earned Master Unified Communications Specialization in Canada last month, and earned the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program late last year.

ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology in key areas such as cloud, data center infrastructure, user support, and IT outsourcing, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.

For more information:

Rachel Evans
Senior Manager, Brand Communications
Long View

Phone: 403.515.8061
E-mail: [email protected]

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