At Cisco Partner Summit 2009′s Wednesday news conference, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, General Manager for Learning@cisco, announced Cisco’s new data center virtualization certifications: The Data Center Unified Computing Design specialization for data center architects, and the Data Center Unified Computing Support specialization for data center engineers.
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I also spoke with John Growdon, Director of Go-To-Market Worldwide Channels for Cisco, about the new certifications. Growdon explained how training people this way will help them work across traditional silos (in technology, company structure and sales structure) that must be broken down for virtualization technology to be implemented successfully. I’ll be posting the full Growdon Q&A soon on SearchNetworkingChannel.com.