The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider (DCUC ATP) Program helps Cisco partners address the growing, US$75 billion global market opportunity for unified computing solutions. The program allows partners to further expand their data center practices, including the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). It helps identify, qualify, train, and empower a specifically-qualified group of Cisco channel partners to provide sales and support for the Cisco UCS.
By participating in the DCUC ATP Program, you can develop and demonstrate expertise in Cisco UCS through sales and engineering role-based training. Meeting the requirements of the DCUC ATP Program earns you additional lab equipment and financial benefits. You will also be listed as a DCUC ATP partner on the Cisco Partner Locator, which provides customer visibility and market differentiation. These important benefits can help you attract customers who are interested in this new solution.
Participation in the DCUC ATP Program is by invitation only. You must be invited by your theater-based Cisco channel account manager (CAM). After receiving the invitation, you are required to hold the Cisco Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization as an entry requirement, and must complete the Cisco Advanced Data Center Storage Networking Specialization as a program requirement. After all program requirements have been validated by the WW Channel Programs team, you will receive a confirming email indicating that you have been accepted into the program. In addition to the other requirements, you must have an established server and storage practice, and must have completed specified VMware certifications.