CBTS invests in AVANTs new Dallas TX BattleLab

February 28, 2020
News | News Article

CBTS continues to invest in the channel by participating in the AVANT BattleLab located in Dallas, Texas. As an AVANT Gold Partner, CBTS was thrilled with the opportunity to showcase our breadth of communications offerings and engineering talent.

“CBTS is looking forward to engaging our deep engineering bench and working alongside AVANT’s engineering “ninjas” and their partner community to fully utilize their new state-of-the-art BattleLab, through onsite meetings, events, and multi-solution demonstrations,” says National Channel Manager Mark Bennett.

CBTS delivers a unique portfolio to the channel around Cisco as a Service. Our managed service offerings that will be featured in the Dallas Battle Lab include:

  • Cisco Meraki Network as a Service (NaaS)—which offers the full Meraki stack of firewalls, switches, access points, and cameras—is offered in an MRC solution.
  • SD-WAN – VeloCloud (2019 North American Partner of the Year), Cisco Meraki and Viptela.
  • UCaaS – BroadWorks, BroadCloud, and Cisco HEUC with all available Cisco CCaaS platforms and collaborations solutions available.

CBTS’ focused market segments include enterprise, healthcare, commercial, and midmarket with a strong focus and history of success in multi-site, retail, finance, and healthcare.

“AVANT’s BattleLab is an industry-leading technical experience lab and CBTS is excited to be part of the new launch in Dallas,” says Sr. Director of Engineering, Matt Douglass.  “CBTS’ consultative approach to customer business challenges is a perfect fit with the lab’s comprehensive overview of next generation cloud technologies. It is a great tool for our team and the AVANT partners we work with.”

AVANT BattleLabs set the standard for world-class training facilities to accelerate enablement of channel sales. BattleLabs are also used for:

  • Closing sales opportunities with partners’ customers.
  • Live demonstrations with partners and their customers in the UCaaS/CCaaS demo lab.
  • SD-WAN live demonstrations, to be integrated in the near future.
  • Training events.
  • New agent sales onboarding sessions.
  • Partner pitch practice sessions.
  • Battle briefing broadcasts.
  • AVANT Special Forces training.
  • AVANT Advisory Board meetings.
  • Office hours with AVANT partners.

Every detail in the design of each BattleLab has customers and partners in mind and CBTS recognizes the importance of having our demo equipment featured in them for partners to access and showcase to their customers.

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About CBTS

CBTS serves enterprise and midmarket clients in all industries across the United States and Canada. CBTS combines deep technical expertise with a full suite of flexible technology solutions—including Application Modernization, Managed Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity, Unified Communications, and Infrastructure solutions. From developing and deploying modern applications and the secure, scalable platforms on which they run, to managing, monitoring, and optimizing their operations, CBTS delivers comprehensive technology solutions for its clients’ transformative business initiatives. For more information, please visit www.cbts.com.

Media Contact

Roger Hamshaw
Director, Marketing

Join the Conversation!

Related Solutions