As the proud owners of a new data center right here in Ohio, we are always looking for technology and innovations that will help us develop a more efficient and reliable infrastructure. As data centers become more prominent around the country and around the world, the inevitability of specializations and variations in their design and functionality is becoming more of a reality. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of software-defined data centers, whose rise can be directly linked to the incredible strides that have been made in virtualization.

At the rate that technology progresses, it is incredible to think of how far the industry has come in such a short amount of time. In terms of data center technology, virtualization and the cloud have allowed for customization and optimization in ways that have never been seen before. In order to continue to advance and improve our own resources, we have partnered with some of the most progressive and innovative companies in our industry – companies who are helping to redefine the capabilities of what a data center can do. One of these partners, EMC, is at the forefront of software-defined data centers, and their ViPR platform is the proof.

As the world’s first truly simple, extensible and open software-defined platform, EMC’s ViPR is unlike anything most companies have ever used. This product is doing incredible things for companies who find themselves struggling to get a handle on their storage requirements by simplifying nearly every aspect of how they store their data. As a truly extensible and open platform, ViPR will help your business unify and streamline its storage with the devices you already have, meaning your stress level and your bank account will finally be in agreement again. As one of our most trusted partners – and a large part of our own data center – we could not be more excited about the products that we are able to leverage through EMC. If you are serious about moving your company forward into a simple and cost-effective future, or even learning more about what such a move would mean for you, we are here to connect you with the products and services you need to make the right decision.