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Coquina Systems Earns VMware Master Services Competency

Coquina Systems continues to invest in our professional services teams to support the solution provider community. Case in point, our VMware team has just surpassed an important milestone by achieving VMware Master Services Competency in Data Center Virtualization (DCV).

Coquina Systems will soon earn Master Services Competency in the remaining VMware designations, including Cloud Management Automation, Network Virtualization and Digital Workspace focused on VMware WorkspaceONE and VMware Horizon environments. Our team prioritizes offering the leading VMware technologies that require expert skills to deploy and manage VMware environments today.

The Coquina Systems team has over 200 certifications across the entire spectrum of VMware technologies. These certifications allow our partners the ability to assure customers that their VMware services are delivered by a team with the highest product solutions and services certifications in the industry.

Each Master Services Competency listed below requires advanced technical certifications and proof of high-level service capability and expertise validated by customers.

• Data Center Virtualization – expertise in VMware vSphere® environments and real-world environment solutions and services delivery. Achieving this competency validates a deep understanding of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies and leverages best practices that provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform.

• Cloud Management and Automation – expertise in VMware cloud management and automation solutions and service delivery. Achieving this competency validates a deep understanding of cloud management design principles and methodologies and leverages best practices that provide a scalable and reliable platform.

• Digital Workspace – expertise in VMware WorkspaceONE and VMware Horizon environments and services delivery. Achieving this competency validates a deep technical understanding and ability to architect, design and deliver professional services projects related to desktop virtualization, mobile device management, unified endpoint management, app identify and access management.

• Network Virtualization – expertise in the VMware NSX environment and services delivery. NSX delivers a unique networking model that forms the foundation of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Achieving this competency validates the ability to deploy and optimize NSX environments, as well as possession of the knowledge and skills to leverage best practices for providing scalable and reliable virtualized networks.

• VMware Cloud on AWS – expertise in the delivery of hybrid cloud solutions based on VMware Cloud on AWS. Achieving this competency validates the capability to deploy integrated cloud solutions that deliver on-demand services enabling customers to run applications across a VMware Cloud Infrastructure environment with access to a broad range of AWS services.

• Cloud Native (available in Spring 2020) – expertise to set up, run and manage VMware Modern Application solutions. Achieving this competency validates a deep understanding of Kubernetes administration core concepts and proficiency in networking, security and application lifecycle management ensuring continuous delivery of applications on Kubernetes-based platforms.

These VMware competencies demonstrate Coquina Systems’ commitment to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformation by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities via solution partners around advanced VMware technologies.

How can we help you serve your clients today? 

VMware Services are in High Demand

Welcome to the first of five blogs outlining Coquina Systems services that our solution provider partners indicate are in the highest demand by their clients. Coquina was founded to support our channel partners with a depth and breadth of services they typically don’t have the bench to provide on their own.

This first blog is dedicated to VMware. VMware recently released VCF (VMware Cloud Foundation) and demand for VCF services now rank among the top services requested by our channel partners. Coquina Systems is here for our partners to add the certified resources to their teams with white-labeled professional services.

Coquina Systems Expertise Increases Success

Coquina Systems has achieved VMware’s Master Services Competency with our large team of VMware Certified and VMware Certified Advanced Professionals. Our team holds more that 190 certifications in every VMware product group.  The two largest VMware services requests are for Hybrid/Multi Cloud and Digital Workspace Solutions – specifically, VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), Horizon/Cloud VDI and Workspace One.

VMware Cloud Foundation Simplifies Cloud as a Destination and an IT Operating Model

It’s well documented that VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) offers the broadest, most flexible solutions for private and hybrid cloud deployments. VCF is VMware’s unified SDDC platform for the private and public clouds. Our team of certified experts support VCF services on behalf of our solution provider partners to architect, deploy, automate and operate on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Infrastructure Automation and Modernization Enables Agile Delivery

Coquina Systems professionals deliver VMware vRealize Automation to accelerate the delivery and ongoing management of personalized, business-relevant infrastructure and/or application. Standardized service blueprints combined with automated delivery assures consistency and reliability of our delivered resources. Full lifecycle management ensures infrastructure and applications are maintained at a peak operating efficiency. VMware products we support for our partners include: vRealize Operations (vRO), vRealize Automation (vRA), Tanzu and Kubernetes.

Upgrade to New Technology

VMware Software Defined Data Center provides ease and flexibility to adopt new compute paradigms. This enables a clear path to the cloud with new levels of orchestration, security and automation not available before in the IT industry. New technologies, including Tanzu, automate container cluster management to enable devops teams to provide constant integration and constant delivery functionality (CI/CD). Coquina Systems enables our solution partners to offer services that support these type of automation and upgrade initiatives.

Administration and Management

Our team performs a variety of services to help our partners’ customers manage their budgets by controlling costs. Partners can sell and deliver services that help a client be proactive to save money and prevent headaches down the road. Specific to VMware solutions, Coquina Systems offers health checks, vSphere administration, performance monitoring, incident management and system security.

Don’t take our word for it. We are happy to put you in touch with any of the solution provider partners we work with to let you know how our VMware-certified professionals performed with their clients. Our services make your jobs easier with a reliable off-payroll resource to serve the needs of your customers.

How to Capitalize on What’s Hot in IT Services

I’m excited to bring you a five-part blog series with short articles about specific IT services that are hot in the technology space today. These five services are in high demand according to our solution provider partners and what they are seeing in the market. Coquina Systems delivers services professionals with the highest credentials — including hundreds of vendor certifications — to support our partners’ requirements in these key categories and beyond.

VMware Services

Services in high demand to support both Cloud Foundation and on-premise VMware implementations include technology upgrades, hybrid cloud services, cost management administration and application modernization to name a few. Coquina Systems is proud to have a bench of VMware-certified Master Consultants in Cloud Foundation to provide all key VMware services that are being requested by your clients.

Splunk TCO and ROI Services

Splunk is everywhere – it’s used by 92 of Fortune 100 companies! Collaboration with Coquina System’s industry experts can help maximize any client’s investment in Splunk through insightful and data driven process, customized to their business. We offer support for a variety of Splunk pre-built solutions like Splunk SE, SEIM, and other market leading solutions. Learn more in our upcoming blog about Splunk.

Data Migration Services

“83% of data migration projects either fail or exceed their budgets and schedules,” according to Gartner. We all know data migration is a constant challenge for organizations of all sizes. Implementing a services strategy helps minimize the risks associated with migrating a client’s data. We provide a full suite of services from technology refresh to data center consolidation to cloud migrations, including expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud using our own Service Orchestrator software IP to track/manage/report/track the projects progress.

Networking and Wireless Services

Networking and wireless implementations have become even more important with the massive shift to remote work. From assessments to deployments and migration, Coquina Systems has an extensive network of credentialed professionals to deliver successful networking and wireless services. Our offering also includes a range of managed services from basic 7×24 monitoring and alerts to change management, performance and capacity services.

 Cyber Risk and Security Services

Security and compliance start with prevention. Coquina Systems offers a variety of up-front assessments to determine overall risk and make recommendations for robust security implementations, including compliance and risk readiness along with endpoint security, penetration testing and malware readiness assessments. In addition, we offer cyber resiliency services to look at the immediate temporary restoration of critical cyber functions so that a business can survive an attack, breach or disaster.

To learn more about how you can take advantage of these high-demand technology services that will help increase revenue, margins and stickiness with your customers, check out our upcoming five-part blog series detailing each of these services.