INX’s Architecture Certified Engineer program (A.C.E.) has been developed to create a top tier certification around virtualized data center architecture for existing INX senior engineering staff through training, labs and hands on development. By using existing certifications from Cisco Systems, NetApp, and VMware along with a unique set of INX additional requirements, INX's A.C.E. certification program creates a strong foundation for architecting virtualized data center and cloud computing architectures for enterprises.
Jonathan Groves, Vice President of Services for INX commented, “Most of our key technology manufacturer partners, such as Cisco Systems, VMware and NetApp, have their own set of engineering certifications related to their respective point solutions, but customers need architecture approaches to solving their technology infrastructure requirements. INX has created this new program to ensure that our engineers have the additional training and experience to architect comprehensive solutions that include multiple vendors in a virtualized data center or cloud computing environment. There is no industry accepted multi-vendor high-level certification for virtualized data center or cloud computing architectures in the market today so we created our own.” Groves added, “The A.C.E. program is the most challenging multi-vendor certification program I have seen and exceeds any single vendor's program requirements in our industry.” The A.C.E. certification for the Data Center Architect includes certifications from Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCDX) and NetApp (NCIE), as well as additional INX written and field experience requirements.
INX will develop additional A.C.E. certifications for other advanced technology infrastructure architectures. A.C.E. program requirements for Unified Communications and Collaboration architectures will be released in November of 2009.
Mark Hilz, President of INX stated, “INX's A.C.E. program exemplifies our commitment to our clients and to our manufacturer partners to create the very best resources to help deliver our services. As INX continues its growth, the A.C.E. program will help us to continue to build an elite engineering team that possesses an extensive knowledge base around key technology infrastructure architectures. This will allow INX to continue to create advanced technology solutions for our customers that offer better business value at lower risk for the client.”