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Loop1 announces achievement of Cisco Premier Partner status in the US

This attainment marks an important milestone in Loop1’s global Cisco Partnership Roadmap, that sets out the plan for all Loop1 operations to achieve Premier Partner Status by the end of Q1 2021.

Austin, TX | December 19, 2020—Loop1, LLC, a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds® ITOM product offering; and Cisco Partner with specializations in unified communications and Webex collaboration, today announced that it has successfully met all the authorization program requirements necessary to earn Cisco Premier Partner accreditation status for its operations in the US.

In order to achieve Cisco Premier Certification, Loop1 was required to attain the Cisco Express specialization. This specialization includes tests on technical competency in the integration of Cisco collaboration architecture including both on-prem and cloud-based solutions such as Cisco unified communications, the complete Webex suite including Cisco Webex Calling, and Cisco Webex Meeting. In addition, Loop1 was required to integrate a base level of Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and demonstrate high levels of client satisfaction based on independently audited client surveys.

The Cisco Premier Partner certification strengthens our relationship with Cisco, and our commitment to our clients globally. It enables us to provide an increased level of support and further enhances our ability to address the requirements of our clients’ evolving needs. The certification is an acknowledgement that our pre-sales, sales, and client support teams are more than ably equipped to design, quote, deploy, and support Cisco solutions.

Know What’s Next with Loop1

Loop1 is a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds® ITOM product offering; and Cisco Partner with specializations in unified communications and Webex collaboration. We help our clients to ‘Know What’s Next’ through our unique methodology ITOMPlus, incorporating L1M3 (Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model), that delivers a simplified roadmap and scorecard to enable organizations to measure and improve the value of their overall IT operations. Headquartered in Austin TX, United States, with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Singapore; the group has more than 100 employees across 4 continents, clients in more than 60 countries and 50+ SolarWinds SCP, and Cisco certified engineers holding CCNP’s and CCIE’s. www.loop1.com

Loop1 Media Contacts:

Luke Woolmer, President
luke.woolmer@loop1.com

Helen Owens-Pope, Director of Global Marketing
helen.owens@loop1.com

Loop1 achieves Cisco Select Partner status in the US, UK, and Singapore

Attainment further strengthens our strategic partner relationships, and new lines of business that support the needs of our global clients

Austin, TX | September 28, 2020—Loop1, LLC, a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds® ITOM product offering; and Cisco Partner with specializations in unified communications and Webex collaboration, today announced that it has successfully met all the authorization program requirements necessary to earn Cisco Select Partner designation status for its operations in the US, UK, and Singapore.

This attainment marks an important milestone in Loop1’s global Cisco Partnership Roadmap, that will see the US, UK, and Singapore join the APJ operation at Premier Partner Status by the end of 2020.

The Cisco Select Partner certification strengthens our relationship with Cisco, and our commitment to our clients globally. It enables us to provide an increased level of support and further enhances our ability to address the requirements of our clients’ evolving needs. The certification is an acknowledgement that our pre-sales, sales, and client support teams are more than ably equipped to design, quote, deploy, and support Cisco solutions.

Anthony Bettanin - COO Loop1

Commenting on the certification, Anthony Bettanin, Chief Operating Officer at Loop1, statedWe are delighted to extend our Cisco offerings globally. Extending our partner status places us in a unique position to provide Cisco services to a sophisticated client base who are monitoring their mission critical environments. Many of our clients use SolarWinds to monitor their Cisco networks, so this evolution is a natural fit for Loop1, based on our proven global expertise.

Cisco Partner Select Certified

Built on strong Cisco foundations

Loop1 already holds Cisco Premier Partner status in APJ with specializations in unified communications and Webex collaboration. The APJ team has its roots in telecommunications and Webex Calling and Contact Center technology and implemented a company-wide integration of the Cisco Webex platform, including Calling, Teams and Meetings, in February 2020.

Loop1 has seen significant growth in 2020, with the expansion of its global operations following the acquisition of Kenson Network Engineering in the UK and the XLATE Group in Australia. The combined group now has more than 100 employees across 4 continents, clients in more than 60 countries and 50+ SolarWinds SCP, and Cisco certified engineers holding CCNP’s and CCIE’s.

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Know What’s Next with Loop1

Loop1 is a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds® ITOM product offering; and Cisco Partner with specializations in unified communications and Webex collaboration. We help our clients to ‘Know What’s Next’ through our unique methodology ITOMPlus, incorporating L1M3 (Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model), that delivers a simplified roadmap and scorecard to enable organizations to measure and improve the value of their overall IT operations. Headquartered in Austin TX, United States, with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Singapore; the group has more than 100 employees across 4 continents, clients in more than 60 countries and 50+ SolarWinds SCP, and Cisco certified engineers holding CCNP’s and CCIE’s. www.loop1.com

Loop1 Media Contacts:

Luke Woolmer, President
luke.woolmer@loop1.com

Helen Owens-Pope, Director of Global Marketing
helen.owens@loop1.com

Loop1 Welcomes Xlate Group to the Loop1 Family

Loop1 Welcomes Xlate Group to the Loop1 Family

Austin, TX [24 March 2020] Loop1, an Austin-based enterprise IT services management organization, is pleased to announce its continued global expansion with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Xlate Group, a technology services integrator specializing in network and telecommunication systems, applications development, and integration across Australia and Asia.

Commenting on the acquisition, Bill Fitzpatrick, Chairman and CEO of Loop1 said, “The skills and expertise of the Xlate Group are an ideal extension of our North American and European teams. I’m pleased to be adding such a talented team of people along with strategic client and partner relationships to round out our global capabilities.”

Luke Woolmer, group managing director for Xlate has assumed the role of president for Loop1 and will oversee global marketing efforts. “I’m very proud to have joined the Loop1 family; together we now have operations in all global regions and clients in more than 60 countries,” said Woolmer.

The Xlate acquisition brings with it Cisco Premier Partner status with specializations in enterprise networking operations, unified communications, and Webex Collaboration, capabilities that will form new lines of business with the internationalization of the Group.

Xlate Group CEO Anthony Bettanin has assumed the global chief operations officer role for Loop1 and will relocate to Austin. “We welcome the acquisition and merger with Loop1. We will go forward as Loopsters to deliver world-class global service coverage. Loop1 is known around the world as the leading ITOM (IT Operations Management) specialist implementation company and the fit with our APJ operations was natural. We are now able to truly offer 24/7 full-stack monitoring for clients with global operations, supporting the SolarWinds® suite of IT operations management software.”

“I’m delighted to congratulate Loop1 and Xlate on their recent acquisition. We’re excited about their global expansion and welcome the extensive technical expertise Loop1 brings to our customers in the APJ region,” said Sojung Lee, vice president, APJ sales, SolarWinds.

With the acquisition, Loop1 has now grown to more than 100 employees worldwide with offices in Austin, Cork, London, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Melbourne.

About Loop1: Loop1 is a global IT Operations Management company specialized in the SolarWinds IT operations management (ITOM) product offering. Loop1 has developed the ITOMplus implementation framework leveraging the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model (L1M3).

About Xlate Group: Xlate are an APJ-focused technology service provider with operations in Australia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Xlate has specialized in Cisco Webex collaboration and communications, network and telecommunications servicing.

Contacts:

Courtney Griffin, Marketing Manager, Americas Courtney.Griffin@loop1.com +1 (512)580 2041

Luke Woolmer, President Luke.Woolmer@loop1.com    +61 413686657

 

 

Loop1 Systems Welcomes Kenson Network Engineering to the Loop1 Family

Loop1 Systems Welcomes Kenson Network Engineering to the Loop1 Family

Austin, TX, – Loop1 Systems, an Austin-based enterprise IT service organization, proudly announces the acquisition of Kenson, one of the U.K.’s most respected suppliers of network management tools, expertise, and support.

Kenson has served the market for more than 15 years and in 2017, the company received the SolarWinds Channel Renewal Partner of the Year Award.

“The commitment to SolarWinds is steadfast and evident in the 10-year track record they have with SolarWinds,” said John Woolford, COO of Kenson. “Couple that with their dedicated and service-oriented culture and it was apparent Kenson was a perfect fit for them, and them a perfect fit for Kenson.”

Through this acquisition, Loop1 and Kenson will continue to serve and grow the service and delivery of SolarWinds Certified Professional®(SCP) training and professional services throughout Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). While Loop1 has operated in EMEA since 2012, with offices in Cork, Ireland, the addition of Kenson to the Loop1 family dramatically amplifies both Loop1 client offerings and expands its SolarWinds relationship.

“I’m delighted to congratulate Loop1 and Kenson on their recent transaction,” said Ludovic Neveu, Group Vice President, sales, SolarWinds, EMEA, “Both companies have been longtime SolarWinds Partners and we look forward to their continued success, helping to deliver SolarWinds solutions to customers across the region.”

After assuming full ownership of the U.S. parent company in 2017, Loop1 co-founder Bill Fitzpatrick set his sights on growing international business. This acquisition propels Loop1 towards this goal by tripling the size of EMEA presence and adding 30% to global revenue while reinforcing the Loop1 family values.

“Our teams share common values and terrific expertise,” said Fitzpatrick. “As we’ve begun to combine our capabilities the collaboration has been fantastic. I am excited about what this team will bring to our EMEA clients in the months and years ahead.”

 

About Loop1:

Loop1 is committed to helping clients achieve their goals through exceptional monitoring tools that are integrated and automated. We deliver collective intelligence through the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model (L1M3). L1M3 allows our clients to gain insights, drive outcomes and foster innovation among IT teams and infrastructure services. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cork, Ireland, and London, England, Loop1 is able to provide technical solutions either onsite or remotely to clients around the world.

Visit loop1.com for more info.

 

About Kenson:

Established in 1989, Kenson is a long-respected supplier of SolarWinds IT operations management software and support services across the UK.  Through best-in-class tools and industry leading expertise, Kenson helps clients improve IT productivity and reduce operating costs. Kenson is proud to maintain long term client relationships across all industries, with a dedication to unrivaled client support.

Visit kenson.co.uk for more info.

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Austin Business Journal Honors Loop1 And Others On 2016 List

Austin, Texas – October 28, 2016 – Loop1 Systems Inc., a global IT Professional Services and Training company, has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal.

Loop1 Systems ranked No. 19 on the list this year and shared the stage with a number of other innovative companies that are also growing at a rapid pace.

Upon receiving the notification of the award, Don Kinnett said, “It’s an honor to be recognized three years in a row for our continued growth by the Austin Business Journal. Being among a small group of companies to be highlighted in 2016 really speaks volumes about our team and their continuing hard work delivering world class services. We continue raise the bar for ourselves by expanding our expertise and service offerings.”

The company grew in a number of ways this year and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Texas.

With professional services and training at it’s core, Loop1 Systems has a dynamic set of service offerings and a diverse client base, which enables the company to scale upward with ease.

Loop1 Systems’ listing is available at the Austin Business Journal’s website. The complete results of the ABJ Fast 50 can be found in the ABJ article detailing the event and the companies honored.

About Austin Business Journal
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About Loop1 Systems
Loop1 Systems is a global IT Services company with a focus on Professional Services and Training for technology software and platforms. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with an EMEA office in Cork, Ireland. Visit us at https://loop1.com/

Contact:
Courtney Griffin
Courtney.Griffin@Loop1.com
405 Brushy Creek Rd
Cedar Park, Texas, 78613, US
Ph: 512.377.6206