ST LOUIS October 26, 2015 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), an award-winning systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider that brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology, announced today that it has achieved Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designation from Cisco. The designation recognizes WWT as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure products and solutions.

Participation in the Cisco ACI ATP Program allows WWT to offer their customers a new data center architecture designed to simplify operations and greatly reduce provision time through automation for their applications.

“WWT is proud to receive the ACI Authorized Technology Provider designation from Cisco,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of Business Strategy and Innovation for WWT. “Certifications and designations that showcase WWT’s technical expertise and experience across all our architectures, solutions and industry verticals have been and will continue to be critical to our success. We believe in software-defined networking solutions like Cisco ACI and how they can be used to deliver network agility, improve application performance and reduce overall operating costs.”

To earn the ACI ATP designation, WWT fulfilled Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure training and exam requirements as well as meeting the personnel and post-sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider 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 practice.

About Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in the data center is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles. ACI delivers innovative software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance. An ACI network is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change. ACI does so through the reduction of complexity and a common policy framework that can automate provisioning and managing of resources.

About WWT
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions.  Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

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Media Contact:
Edward Levens
PropelMG (for WWT)
(919) 346-5531
eslevens@propelmg.com