Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program. The designation indicates that Datalink has met the required competencies to sell and implement “cloud-ready” infrastructure across security, networking, compute, storage and virtualization solutions from Cisco and approved third-party technology partners. The recognition from Cisco reflects Datalink’s focus on helping organizations deploy and support next-generation data centers to drive greater business agility, efficiency, and performance. “Our experience in building private and hybrid clouds is rapidly establishing our status as go-to cloud computing partner for mid- and large-size enterprises,” said Paul Lidsky, president and CEO, Datalink. “The investments we have made in cloud computing-related training, certifications, and field-tested best practices across the unified data center translate into tangible benefits for the organizations we serve.” The Cisco Cloud Partner Program empowers channel partners to build end-to-end cloud solutions and professional services practices based on Cisco cloud solutions. This program offers training to help channel partners as they enhance their competencies in selling and implementing end-to-end cloud solutions that include Cisco and approved third-party technology partners’ solutions in an integrated cloud solution. About DatalinkA complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com. Additional ResourcesFollow Datalink on Twitter, Blog, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Cisco and the Cisco logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.