What’s the best way to celebrate a great moment? A fantastic vacation? A killer team outing? Take a selfie.

So what’s the best selfie ever? Probably the shot Bradley Cooper took at the 2014 Oscars when he snapped that now-famous picture of Oscar heavyweights Meryl Streep, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o, and of course, Oscar host Ellen Degeneres. It broke the Internet and was shared more than a million times.

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The world famous Ellen selfie from the 2014 Academy Awards.

Why was it so successful? Well, other than the fact that it included some of the hottest stars in Hollywood, it included the three “Cs” that make a great selfie: Capture (the right moment), be Cheerful, and be Cutting edge (show something no one has ever seen before). With a collection of Academy award rock stars, what could go wrong?

Our Spin on the Ellen Selfie!

Just this week, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) captured its very own version of Ellen’s Oscar selfie. All the ingredients were there – a great group of people (including Sungard AS Executive VP Jack Dziak and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins), the right location (Cisco Live in Las Vegas), and a killer event (the Hop & Brew, a unique and relaxing environment offering conference attendees the chance to network while enjoying espresso in the mornings and draft beer in the afternoon).

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Our version of the Ellen selfie at Cisco Live.

It was a slice in time where the best-of-the-best came together to celebrate a 16-year partnership at one of the most anticipated technology events of the year. In fact, Sungard AS has become one of Cisco’s trusted partners for cloud environments and other innovative solutions to help customers achieve their business goals. Sungard AS efforts to support robust cloud architectures around the world have gained much attention from Cisco for innovation and reliability.  Sungard AS has even won a few “Oscars” of its own from Cisco, including Americas Cloud Partner of the Year, Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year, Marketing Velocity Innovator of the Year and UK and Ireland Solution Innovation Partner of the Year.

Together, Cisco and Sungard AS provide differentiated, scalable, secure solutions that support end-to-end IT processes while reducing deployment risks, complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). Sungard AS also offers a full suite of Cisco Powered Cloud services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Cloud-based Recovery and SAP HANA. Sungard AS and its channel partners are uniquely positioned to provide Cisco innovations for many shared customers.

The perfect selfie only comes along every once in a while, but when it does, step in and smile. And pay attention – Kevin Spacey could photo bomb your selfie at any time!