March 13, 2012 (Columbus, Ohio) VMware has always had a great relationship with Expedient and over the last twelve months it has become even stronger. Most recently, VMware has begun to co-locate their test lab equipment that they use for customer demos and internal training at the Expedient data center in Columbus. VMware has their Ohio-based systems engineers log in to their lab environment and conduct proof-of-concept evaluations and training for potential clients. “This allows us to be able to run tests and demo options right from within the Expedient data center where other companies are hosting their critical information”, states Thomas MacKay – VCP, CNE, Master ASE & Staff Systems Engineer at VMware.
VMware has seen tremendous benefits of co-locating at the Expedient data center. “When we were choosing a data center, Expedient came to the front of our mind especially since they are a national VMware partner. We like to work with companies that support us on the national and local levels. The fact that Expedient guarantees 100% uptime was really the cherry on top and allows us the ability to focus on our customer use cases and training without worry of downtime,” MacKay states.
In Central Ohio, Expedient hosts the monthly VMware User Group meetings at their Upper Arlington Data Center. It has given both organizations the opportunity to meet hundreds of IT professionals in the Columbus community and allows the two groups the ability to educate hundreds of businesses in becoming more effective and efficient with their technology. Expedient enjoys hosting these events as it is an excellent outlet to showcase their world-class data center.
VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.
Expedient is part of a network of eight nationwide data centers, and offers a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks, disaster recovery and more. These proven managed services combined with reliable and redundant SSAE-18 audited data centers enables Expedient to deliver premier colocation, network and managed services to enterprise, commercial, education and government entities. To learn more about Expedient please log on to www.expedient.com.
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