Our Partnership

As a Tier 1 Cisco Gold Partner, CDW is fully equipped to help create and deliver wholescale Cisco architectures. Our deep knowledge and expertise enable us to successfully scope the right technology to tackle any challenge, connecting the data, people, process, and things at the heart of every digital transformation.

With access to the most comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and resources, CDW can sell, deliver, and support Cisco solutions. Combining Cisco expertise with our own value-added services portfolio, we are uniquely positioned to serve as your trusted technology advisor.

  • Alpha and Beta Programme Access

  • Specialist Cisco Technical Support and Services

  • Established Cisco Lifecycle Practice

  • Advanced Visibility Practice

Your Trusted Cisco Partner

With access to the most comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and resources, CDW can sell, deliver, and support Cisco solutions. Combining Cisco expertise with our own value-added services portfolio, we are uniquely positioned to serve as your trusted technology advisor.



  • Entire Cisco portfolio delivered through its whole lifecycle.
  • Sourcing, deploying and supporting Cisco products made easy.
  • Cisco innovation joins the CDW technology ecosystem.



  • With locations across the world, we can deliver Cisco solutions to over 90 countries in multiple currencies.
  • We are experts in IT supply logistics: from our 30,000 sq. ft UK configuration centre, we can configure, image, asset tag, upgrade, quality control, and
    pre-order for future rollout.



  • Gold-certified excellence in navigating the complex process of building cloud environments. The specialisation is the result of a rigorous evaluation process in which CDW demonstrated master-level capabilities in designing, deploying, and supporting data centre cloud-ready infrastructure.
  • An established record of success implementing the technology for our customers.

Cisco Security Architecture

CDW offers a holistic approach to cybersecurity, enacting layers of protection from network security to the cloud and from endpoint to the user. We are able to integrate Cisco security at every step, making sure you are doing everything possible to remain protected and compliant.

Our Cisco Security Practice will advise on the best layered Cisco security approach to protect against the ever-changing landscape, be able to look at multiple threat trajectories, and have the best ways to protect using technology from Cisco.

Enterprise Networks Architecture

The Cisco Enterprise Network Architecture specialisation allows us to drive everything from a simple network addition to building the wireless office of the future to maximise employee and asset productivity.

Whether you choose a traditional on-premise solution using Cisco DNA, a software-defined network utilising Cisco SD-WAN, or a cloud-managed architecture with Meraki, CDW can help install, configure and deploy to maximise your investment to enable you to achieve your business outcomes.

Featured Solutions

Cisco Cybersecurity Page

Cisco Security Solutions

CDW’s Security Chief Technologist Greg van der Gaast sat down with Cisco’s Security Research Technical Lead Martin Lee for a discussion on cybercrime, cybersecurity and threat intelligence.
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Cisco Webex Teams

Cisco Webex Teams provides a complete set of tools that enables you to connect anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Webex Teams enhances the benefits of Webex Meetings, so your teams can stay engaged and continue to innovate.
CDW And Cisco Mobility Solutions Summary

Cisco Mobility Solutions

Mobile technology is important to your organisation’s digital transformation. You need a mobility solution that meets your current business requirements and has the flexibility to meet changing market and organisational demands.
CDW And Cisco Umbrella Summary

Cisco Umbrella

Umbrella protects any device on the network and roaming users wherever they go. As a Secure Internet Gateway, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defence against targeted threats on the internet wherever work.
CDW And Cisco Network Architecture Summary

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) is a software-driven network architecture that enables your organisation's digital transformation without adding cost or complexity.
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Cisco SMART Accounts & Licensing

SMART Accounts allow you to manage licenses across multiple locations by creating virtual accounts, which removes the common problem around utilisation and lets you know what is being used and where.

Case Studies

Here at CDW, we have the experience, partnerships, and resources needed to create a bespoke solution to your problems. Read our case studies to see how we’ve helped other customers. 

Data Centre Architecture

The Cisco Data Centre Architecture Specialisation endorses CDW's ability to support a highly mobile workforce proliferation of devices as well as data-driven business models, and capability to seamlessly incorporate cloud applications and services.

Whether its a data centre refresh, enabling Application Performance Management with AppDynamics, or making the switch to hyperconverged infrastructure using Hyperflex and Intersight, CDW is best placed to advise on the right journey based on your desired outcomes.

Cisco Collaboration Architecture

As a specialised partner, we help customers look at how collaboration can help define the employee of the future, allowing a secure platform to work anywhere on any device. By doing this, we help drive adoption of new mobility tools such as Webex Teams and their integration to optimise the Cisco experience.

Why CDW?

CDW and Cisco’s partnership spans nearly a decade. Our unrivalled expertise in transforming the data centre and practical working knowledge of complementary technologies sees us well-placed to help our customers realise the true potential of digital-ready infrastructures powered by Cisco.

We’re proud that Cisco has recognised our exceptional know-how surrounding their technologies by accrediting us as a Gold Partner – their highest partner accreditation – a status we have held for more than 5 years.

As one of the Top 3 Cisco partners in the UK, we are:

  • One of only 15 Shared Support Partners in the UK, enabling us to deliver Cisco’s Partner Support Service (PSS) and offer first and second-line support to our customers.
  • An Authorised Technology Partner (ATP) for Data Centre, Security, Mobility and Enterprise Networking, we are granted the earliest insight into every Cisco development across these areas.
  • One of only 5 partners on Cisco’s Partner Technology Advisory Board (PTAB). This is by invitation-only, and entitles us to have direct involvement with specific Cisco processes. We are also members of their Partner Organisation Advisory Board.
  • An award-winning partner Cisco’s Global Partner of the Year and Data Centre Partner of the Year, and many more Cisco awards.
  • At the forefront of Cisco technology thanks to further accreditations, including Cisco Master Cloud Builder, Meraki Managed Service Provider, Flexpod Partner, and Smart Solution Partner.
  • Cisco Lifecycle Services

    At CDW, we have integrated the deepest level of Cisco Lifecycle Services expertise into our offerings. Using our adoption services with our customer success managers, we can return measurably high levels of customer satisfaction, helping organisations to capitalise on the value of their investment using the finest Cisco technology.

  • Expert Knowledge

    A Cisco Gold Certified Partner, we've achieved the highest level of credibility and the broadest range of expertise across Cisco's four architectures. From sales experts to solutions architects and pre-sales consultants to support staff, CDW invests heavily in the expertise of our people. You get the benefit of Specialist Cisco technical support.

  • Software Enterprise Agreements

    As Cisco transition to a software organisation, we are moving with them on that journey. Building on our knowledge of different partners' enterprise agreements (EA), CDW has proved a valuable resource in educating Cisco of the benefits of these agreements. We have worked with numerous customers to assess the Cisco Software estate and to look at how to consolidate licences using an EA, helping to reduce administration overheads. We have all EA specialisations. so regardless of your needs, our solutions architects can help.

Connect Your Data, People And Processes

If you are interested in understanding further what Cisco solutions can do for your organisation or would like to organise a proof of concept demonstration, complete the form and a member of our Cisco Solution team will be in touch.