AHEAD Recognized as a 2019 Cisco Partner of the Year

Leading provider of digital business infrastructure recognized for delivering innovative outcomes with Cisco solutions

CHICAGO – Nov. 18, 2019 – AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, today announced it has been named “Enterprise Partner of the Year” for the U.S. central region at the 2019 Cisco Partner Summit Awards. Announced at the Cisco Partners Summit, the awards honor top-performing Cisco partners that represent the best in business growth, innovation and customer satisfaction in the industry.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Cisco as a leading partner and for our commitment to both innovation and customer success,” said Tom Pohlmann, EVP of Customer Success and CMO at AHEAD. “Cisco’s data center, network and security infrastructure solutions enable us to better serve our enterprise customers and help them achieve their digital transformation goals.”

AHEAD, which recently merged with Data Blue and acquired Sovereign Systems to create one of the most successful providers of enterprise cloud solutions in the United States, is a leading channel partner in the Cisco ecosystem. In addition to AHEAD’s win, Data Blue was named “Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Data Center” for the U.S. south region and Sovereign Systems was selected as “Commercial Territory Partner of the Year” for the U.S. south region.

Combined, the companies will operate as a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and maintain deep competencies in all Cisco product lines including advanced specializations in data center architecture, enterprise networks architecture and security architecture. Additionally, the new entity holds various Cisco authorizations and runs a practice supporting Cisco’s AppDynamics platform.