ESTI Consulting Services continues to expand our IT infrastructure practice and EMC2 has been a key partner in enabling our client's successful infrastructure projects. As a result, ESTI and EMC2 have invested aggressively in our business relationship to further enable ESTI to deliver successful projects leveraging EMC2 products and services.
ESTI has achieved Specialized status with regard to both Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS) and Consolidation. In order to acquire this status, ESTI was required to achieve no fewer than ten certifications related to each Specialty technology including Sales, Advanced Sales, Systems Engineer, Technical Architect and Implementation Engineer certificates. ESTI is required to meet annual sales targets of BRS and Consolidation equipment and complete ongoing certifications in order to maintain our status.
ESTI plans to invest further in EMC2 specializations by completing the Advanced Consolidation Specialization in 2012. The Advanced Consolidation specialization will involve a similar investment in training and certification and will lead to ESTI having additional capabilities around the EMC2 Symmetrix product line.
EMC2 has recognized ESTI's investment in professional development and our success in deploying solutions by raising ESTI from Affiliate Elite status to Signature Partner, the top tier in the Velocity Incentive Program. As a Signature Partner, ESTI receives the focus of EMC's marketing efforts in our geography along with an EMC2 investment in ESTI to be used for staff certification training, acquisition of demo equipment, and attendance at EMC2 World.
Three of our staff members, Earl Gosick (a BRS Technical Architect), Collin Provost (a BRS Implementation Engineer), and Brandon Wagner (a VNX/Recoverpoint Implementation Engineer) have been invited to be members of the EMC2 "Champions List". As members of this exclusive, invitation-only group, our staff will receive insider information on new products and also have access to technical resources that are not normally available to partners.
ESTI Consulting Services and EMC2 have concluded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) which allows ESTI to perform professional services on behalf of EMC2. In order to have an MSA ESTI had to first be recognized as a qualified and reliable service delivery partner and then be nominated for candidacy for an MSA. ESTI has performed infrastructure implementation services on behalf of EMC2 for clients in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Regina, and Vancouver.
ESTI has secured membership in the EMC2 Preferred Professional Service Delivery Partner Program (P3), joining approximately 50 key partners across North America. This program is limited to those partners who have differentiated themselves through the superior delivery of professional services on behalf of EMC2. ESTI is pleased to have been recognized as a preferred service delivery partner.
If you are interested in learning how ESTI Consulting Services and EMC2 can help with your data storage and management requirements, please contact us: