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Thursday, February 02, 2012


Black Box Network Services Achieves Two Valuable Specializations from Cisco in the U.S.


Advanced Unified Computing Technology and Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specializations Enhance Black Box’s Data Center Services Capabilities


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – February 2, 2012 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, announced today that it has obtained two important specializations from Cisco: the Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization and the Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization. These specializations recognize that Black Box has fulfilled the role-based training requirements to sell, design and deploy Cisco® Unified Computing System B-series technology solutions and Cisco® Unified Fabric Technology solutions within the Cisco Data Center portfolio.

“Black Box is pleased to have received these specializations,” commented Peter Marquis, vice president, Black Box Network Services. “These credentials help serve as a springboard for us to serve customers in the rapidly emerging data center space. Enterprises today have very complex data center requirements and these specializations help our teams deliver superb design, deployment and day 2 support services for the virtualization of unified communications applications.”

The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, network, storage access and virtualization into a cohesive system. As part of the foundation for the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework, Cisco Unified Fabric complements Cisco Unified Network Services and Cisco Unified Computing to help enable IT and business innovation. Cisco Unified Fabric offers the industry’s first and largest fully interoperable portfolio of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Fibre Channel (FC) products across modular and fixed platforms.

With these specializations, Black Box’s investment in technology training provides the ability to recognize and act on opportunities to integrate storage and data networking to deliver transparent convergence, massive three-dimensional scalability and sophisticated intelligence, resulting in significant savings and increased performance.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Black Box is a Cisco gold partner.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

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Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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