World Wide Technolocy (WWT) - Accelerating Digital Journey through Innovative Testing Labs

CIO Vendor Digitization tide has taken the centre stage on a global scale and at present, the networking giant Cisco is spearheading this transformation to aid businesses in their digital transition. However, today's organizations seek diligent Cisco Partners who have deep technical prowess, extensive experience and most significantly, willingness to embrace innovations for meeting their strategic objectives. With proven and innovative approaches, US headquartered World Wide Technology Inc. (WWT) with its India offices in Mumbai and Gurgaon, unleashes the power of Cisco solutions to reinforce its customers' digital journey. “As Cisco focuses on helping customers fulfill their digital transformation, we have been developing capabilities to make that objective a reality. Be it through new products to enable private/hybrid cloud (ACI, Tetration, C3), new business models (C1, ELAs, Annuity) or new services (Lifecycle, Adoption, AppDev), we have disrupted ourselves to redefine the role of system integrator,” says Nilesh Mistry, Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific of WWT.

WWT has grown into a foremost Cisco partner globally by revenue. Its customers gain hands-on access to Cisco solutions in networking, data center, security, collaboration, big data and IoT. “From pre-sales services like ideation sessions, technical briefings, and workshops etc. to post-sales services like global staging, integration, deployment and lifecycle management, we strive to turn a customer’s idea into an outcome. Our custom software development allow us to ensure that our solutions deliver the ultimate user experience,” explains Nilesh.

Perceiving its clients' struggles in stabilizing software-defined infrastructure, managing hybrid cloud and virtualization server sprawl, and keeping up with advances in automation and orchestration, WWT offers a multitude of labs to explore and evaluate latest data center technologies.
It renders labs for software-defined storage, hyper-converged infrastructure, data protection, cloud management software and software-defined networks. These labs are complemented with technical briefings, workshops, proofs of concept and even Lab as a Service (LaaS) for ongoing technology testing and iterating. Thus, WWT helps customers learn new technologies and ensure that their existing technologies can provide availability and services that they need. Essentially, WWT's Advanced Technology Center (ATC) allows customers to explore how Cisco products fit into integrated architectural solutions. It enables them to test UC, Nexus or UCS upgrades in controlled environments, explore how to establish a highly resilient active-active data center, learn how Application-Centric Infrastructure is being used to deliver network agility and improve application performance. “At our ATC, we perform complex proof of concepts using Cisco technology, conduct Cisco-authorized training and provide demonstrations across Cisco’s entire product portfolio,” adds Nilesh Mistry.

As Cisco focuses on helping customers fulfill their digital transformation, we have been developing capabilities to make that objective a reality

Besides, WWT has strengthened its grip in networking space by supporting companies to create smart networks that not only deliver speed and the required quality of service, but also have analytical tools layered into the network for gaining visibility and insights from user behaviour. WWT integrates these findings into user-facing applications for providing personalized experiences that differentiate its customers from competitors.

From a technology perspective, WWT aspires to continue its enhancements in the ATC ecosystem. While growing in APAC region, WWT plans to continue investing in resources and capabilities across India.