www.planethippo.com announced today that it has achieved Cisco® Energy Management Suite Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognises Planet Hippo as having fulfilled the training requirements and programme prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the Cisco® Energy Management as a Service offerings.
The Energy Management Suite ATP Program assists partners in marketing and reselling the Energy Management Suite to help energy-conscious customers control consumption, save money and boost performance. The program’s goal is to enable partners to market a full breadth of services to turn savings into new network and data centre business solutions.
Darren Lavender, Planet Hippo’s Managing Director, added: “Energy Management is no longer just a big company technology and Planet Hippo provides an cost effective platform to deliver real savings to organisations regardless of size. With no hardware or software rollouts to worry about, the Energy Management as a Service can be quickly and easily deployed without requiring high levels of technical expertise. It enables organisations to cost-effectively monitor and manage IT energy consumption whilst demonstrating regulatory compliance with sustainability, carbon accounting and energy use reporting.”
The Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialisation.