Global Knowledge and Firefly Announce Worldwide Alliance
Two technology companies, Global Knowledge and Firefly, are providing data center education and consulting solutions to Cisco channel partners and customers through a worldwide alliance. The companies said their consulting and training services will blanket the new technology lifecycle, from early adoption to late market maturity.
Global Knowledge is a provider of IT training. It delivers via training centers, private facilities and the Internet. Firefly offers targeted consultative education and professional services to help its customers evolve their IT architectural strategies.
“We’ve launched a ‘one world’ alliance with Firefly,” said CEO Joseph Cece, Global Knowledge president and CEO. “It’s a connection that recognizes the talent, infrastructure and commitment required to enable the use of cross-functional and interoperable technologies that empower the success of our customers.”
"The best ideas flourish in an environment where collaboration is the driving force,” said Firefly CEO, Pat Bodin. “What we’re trying to achieve with this partnership is to help manufacturers, value-added resellers and customers achieve a solid grasp of their mutual goals and keep up with the fluidity and pace of our industry throughout the technology lifecycle.”
Global Knowledge plans to employ its marketing, sales, instruction and training course delivery tools and techniques to drive the market infusion of converged data center virtualization training solutions.
Firefly targets its services to manufacturers and channel partners that are engaged in developing and delivering new products to market. As an education and consulting services organization, the company mentors early adopter customers and their channel partners.
“Through this collaboration, we will accelerate the adoption of technology by helping our customers bridge the gap between their business requirements and technical solutions,” Bodin said. “Once that happens, customers can rely on the proven ability of Global Knowledge to deliver volume training worldwide to drive mainstream adoption.”
Currently, Global Knowledge and Firefly are collaborating on the design and development of integrated virtualization solutions training from technology companies including Cisco and VMware.