Firefly and Global Knowledge Launch Alliance Data Center Training

Two highly respected technology companies, Firefly and Global Knowledge, are providing education and consulting solutions to Cisco channel partners and customers through a worldwide alliance announced today. The companies' consulting and training services will blanket the entire new technology lifecycle, from early adoption to late market maturity.

Global Knowledge is a leader in IT training, with a robust portfolio of courses and a strong, worldwide marketing and sales foothold. Firefly offers education and professional services that help its customers continually evolve their IT architectural strategies to take advantage of new technologies rapidly, while ensuring that technology decisions remain aligned with their business objectives.

"We've launched a 'one world' alliance with Firefly," said Global Knowledge President and CEO Joseph Cece. "It's a connection that recognizes the talent, infrastructure, and commitment required to enable the use of cross-functional and interoperable technologies that empower the success of our customers."

Global Knowledge, a worldwide Cisco Learning Solutions Partner award winner, will employ its marketing, sales, instruction, and training course delivery tools and techniques to drive the market infusion of the latest in converged data center virtualization training solutions.

Firefly targets its services to manufacturers and channel partners that are engaged in developing and delivering new products to market. As an education and services organization, the company mentors early adopter customers and their channel partners.

"This alliance offers positive, bottom-line results for our customers that can be directly attributed to combining Firefly's mentoring and consultative relationships with our worldwide IT training delivery mechanisms," added Cece.

Currently, Global Knowledge and Firefly are collaborating on the design and development of integrated virtualization solutions training from leading technology companies including Cisco and VMware.

About Firefly

Firefly provides education and services for internetworking technology solutions.  Firefly is trusted by end customers, technology vendors and their channel partners to deliver innovative and immersive education services and Mentored Professional Services©.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our more than 700 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,200 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.