NFF joins the NetApp OnCloud Partner Program as an Exclusive Cloud Consulting Partner
NFF is pleased to announce its acceptance into the NetApp OnCloud Partner program for the Americas. This makes NFF one of a few authorized consulting partners for NetApp Private Storage for Cloud Initiatives. As part of this program, the NFF solutions team will continue to showcase its solutions, expertise, products, and consulting services around Hybrid Cloud.
The NetApp OnCloud Partner program will provide NFF customers easier access to migrate enterprise environments to the public cloud (Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, IBM Softlayer, and Google Cloud Platform). The program assists NFF customers with tools such as Test Drives and FastStarts which make it easy to deploy real solutions running in a demo cloud environment, eliminating upfront production costs and risk – i.e. try it before you buy it.
“The OnCloud Partnership with NetApp is important to NFF as it broadens our reach and compliments our business model,” said Steve Hancock, NFF’s VP of Sales. “This is an exciting time for NFF and the IT industry; organizations are moving infrastructure and applications to the Cloud to address explosive data growth and improve efficiencies, while reducing costs and eliminating risk of vendor lock-in.”
Together, NFF and NetApp will deliver our customers flexible Storage for Cloud solutions and services with an outstanding customer experience.
NFF Officially Recertified as a Cisco GOLD Certified Partner
Good news for NFF today: "In recognition of Networking For Future's outstanding performance over the past year, your company has qualified for its audit to be waived for one additional year and has been officially recertified as a Cisco GOLD Certified Partner in USA."
Thanks to a great team effort, NFF again met all requirements for achieving Cisco GOLD Certification, including personnel, support and specializations. NFF continues to demonstrate that it is qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions.
Gold partners need at least four advanced specializations (besides many other requirements). NFF holds the Data Center and Collaboration Architecture Specializations, the Advanced Security Specialization as well as Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture specialization.
NFF Ranked in the Inc.500|5000 list for the 5th Time
For the 5th time NFF has been ranked in the Inc.5000 list of fastest growing private companies. Each year, Inc. Magazine ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being named on the Inc.500|5000 list, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.
“To be recognized as part of Inc.5000’s fastest growing companies five times is an honor we wear proudly,” stated Hess Fatemi, NFF’s cofounder and CEO of NFF. “Our continued growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who has helped position NFF as a leading IT firm in the DC Metro area and beyond.”
This year's list measures revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. The minimum required 2011 revenue is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. Revenue and employee count listed in the company profiles is for calendar year 2014. The list can be found at: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2015/
NFF Receives Two Cisco Advanced Architecture Specializations
NFF has met all the criteria to become Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialized as well as Cisco Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialized. These two new and updated specializations were created in lieu of the Borderless Networks Architecture Specialization, which was retired.
By achieving both the Advanced Security Architecture and Enterprise Networks Architecture Specializations, NFF has proven they have the ability to provide sophisticated, value-added CISCO solutions through their in-depth sales capabilities, technology skills, and service offerings.
This achievement demonstrates the highest level of expertise and NFF’s ongoing commitment to quality, enabling the NFF team to meet the needs of a wide range of customers, from small businesses to large enterprises. As a Cisco Gold Certified partner NFF is required to have three Advanced Architectures; NFF also holds the Data Center and Collaboration Architecture Specializations.
NFF Awarded Multi-Year Contract by Prince George’s County, Maryland
NFF was awarded a multi-year contract by the Maryland Office of Information Technology to provide Information Technology Consulting and Technical Services for Prince George's County, Maryland. The contract will provide county agencies with the flexibility of obtaining IT resources quickly and efficiently by issuing task orders and/or requesting resumes for staff augmentation.
Under this contract, NFF will be able to support in the following functional areas: Program Management, Application/Software Engineering, Data Center/Facilities Management, Service Desk Support, Enterprise Architecture and New Technologies, Information Security, Documentation and Technical Writing.
The NFF team is looking forward to establishing an efficient and effective relationship with the IT departments of Prince George's County and provide them with highly qualified staff and cost-effective IT solutions and services.