Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) disclosed that it achieved the specialization of Advanced Data Center Architecture from Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO). The specialization recognizes the company as having completed the program prerequisites and training requirements for design, deploy and sell comprehensive Cisco Data Center solutions.
The significance of specialization
The specialization from Cisco offers role-based training in three key areas. The first area is United Fabric required for optimizing data and storage requirements. The second segment is unified computing that offers training to streamline data center resources and combine virtualization, storage, computational platforms. The third one is Unified Network Services to support the application delivery and security application methods in the computing environment or data center network.
The expert view
Jeffrey Bertocci of Windstream said that the management is honored to be recognized by Cisco for their commitment to achieving the highest levels of data center specializations and certifications. Receiving new specialization from Cisco verifies the company’s team commitment to achieve the top-most accreditation levels in the respective industry. It provides an opportunity to reinforce the brand promise of ‘smart solutions, personalized service’ to all of the company’s enterprise clients.
The resale Channel Program, designed by Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO), provides associates with the necessary training to boost sales, design and work on technical talent and then to test their skills using a third-party audit. Only after the completion of the three stages, the certification is granted by the company.
The recent developments have helped the company to fetch the attention of analysts. The analyst firm Nomura has upgraded the WIN stock to a “buy” rating from a “neutral” rating in a research note issued this week. The firm now has a price target of $15.00 on the stock, up from initial price target of $10.50. The new price target points to a potential gain of 36.49% from the current price.