Cincinnati, OH  July 7, 2014 – Government Acquisitions Inc. (GAI) announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco® with the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization track.  To earn Premier Certification, GAI had to meet standards for data center networking and architecture competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.

Jay Lambke, President of GAI said, “Being awarded Cisco Premier Partner status and achieving Cisco Data Center Architecture Specialization is a great achievement for GAI and endorses our team’s commitment to successfully deploying, implementing, and optimizing Cisco solutions with specialized domain expertise in data center solutions such as unified fabric, unified computing and unified management. We look to Cisco as a core solution to our existing and growing data center, cloud computing, networking, big data, security, mobility and healthcare solution business.”

As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, GAI demonstrates a range of technical expertise including design, architecture and implementation. To achieve Cisco Premier Certification, GAI chose to pursue the popular Cisco Data Center Architecture Specialization. This specialization recognizes GAI as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deliver and support comprehensive Cisco® data center network infrastructure solutions. This specialization provides GAI an advanced level of knowledge and skill, allowing GAI to meet customers’ diverse data center needs, including consolidation and virtualization, private cloud computing, application- or infrastructure-as-a-service, and big data. This specialization includes tests on technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs, and security technologies as well as advanced data center solution sets.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills. Cisco resale partner certifications—Gold, Silver, Premier and Select—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—Master, Advanced and Express—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies.