What to Look for in a Data Center Partner

Make the Most of Cloud and Virtualization Innovations

Kevin O'Connor

Every organization is searching for ways to reduce the costs and complexity of running a data center. Nearly all IT operations look first to the technology they want to use to address that challenge. Few organizations look first to leverage a partner for that journey. The demands on IT seem to be increasing every day – everyone wants everything on demand, without having to wait for it and in accordance with the governance, risk, and compliance requirements that their organization must adhere to. To address those challenges and to offload some or all of that work, organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud and hyper-virtualized IT infrastructures. VMware has been leading the way in delivering innovative products to solve these challenges – and at Connection, our team is working closely with VMware and our clients to realize these outcomes. Read on to learn more about how you can benefit from making the first step of your journey in partnership with


In searching for simplicity a lot of organizations are turning to software-defined data center management. That means you’ll get a range of options to achieve delivery of your service – anything from on-premises cloud to off-premises cloud to colocation or a hybrid cloud approach. Connection’s Data Center Solutions team invests heavily in staying current with the latest competency certifications, deploying the full VMware portfolio of solutions into its test and readiness labs and leveraging the technology with our clients.

But what many customers are just starting to realize is that VMware is not just a single technology implementation, but rather a full technology stack that can become the foundation of your data center infrastructure and operations. But why rely on this finding yourself and not bring in an expert who helps clients leverage the power of these technologies every day? Let us show you how vSOM, vSAN, NSX, vCloud Air, the vRealize Suite, the Horizon Suite, and of course vSphere can be used to help you realize the future of IT service delivery.

I recently participated in a series of videos created with a panel of experts from Connection and VMware to specifically talk about our partnership in innovation, achieving new virtualization goals, and how our services can deliver the support you need to take your infrastructure to the next level. Take a look at these videos to learn more about why Connection and VMware make such a great pair.