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GDT First to Gain Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization

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Dallas, TX – August 21, 2017 – Dallas based GDT, a leading international IT solutions and services provider for business, service providers, government, and healthcare, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco Systems Master Service Provider Specialization. This highly-coveted specialization recognizes GDT’s expertise in designing, deploying, and managing sophisticated, carrier-grade Cisco Service Provider IT solutions. GDT is the only company in North America to obtain this elite status and one of only two Cisco partners worldwide to hold Master Service Provider status.
“This unique certification showcases GDT’s commitment and expertise in delivering industry leading communications, networking, optical, and data center technologies for the Service Provider industry,” said Tom Ducatelli, executive vice president of sales and marketing for GDT. “Our investments with Cisco enable GDT sales and engineering teams to provide thought leadership and expertise for tier 1, 2, and 3 Solution Providers.  Working together with Cisco, GDT has been recognized as providing the highest quality solutions and services in the industry.”
Supporting the World’s Largest Service Providers
To earn this distinction, GDT obtained multiple Cisco training and technical program certification requirements, demonstrating GDT’s proprietary methodology of designing and deploying next-generation carrier-class networks supported by core Cisco technologies. Technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enterprise media, and optical transport support backbone infrastructure for the world’s largest Service Providers as well as public sector and enterprise customers that require carrier-class solutions. To obtain the Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization, GDT was also required to hold numerous specialized Cisco Certifications including Advanced Service Provider Architecture Specialization, Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, Advanced Unified Compute Specialization, and Red Hat Certified Open Stack Systems Administrator, among others.
As the only Cisco partner in North America to hold this certification, GDT is dedicated to supporting the needs of these customers and to continue investing in resources around Service Provider technologies. GDT is a longtime triple and now quadruple Master Certified Cisco Gold Partner.  GDT holds numerous high-level and elite Cisco designations including Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and now Service Provider.
About GDT
Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.


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