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Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Customer Success

Advanced Technology Center

WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is a place where customers and partners can stand up small-scale versions of prospective solutions, review product demonstrations, evaluate reference architectures and participate in hands on training classes. Recently we stepped up our investment in the ATC, bringing on an operations manager with 15 years of IT management experience, Mark Dougherty. Mark works with a core team running the ATC, which is complemented by an eco-system of WWT pre-sales engineers and technical architects with specific expertise in subjects ranging from data center design, core networking, cloud infrastructure, virtualization and collaboration. Continue reading

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WWT Climbs to Number 18 on CRN VAR 500

Having been here for over 15 years, it’s been fun watching WWT climb the rankings in the CRN’s VAR 500 industry benchmark.  With our revenues climbing from $2.2B to $3.3B, it was fantastic to to see such a major leap this year from #50 in 2010 to #18 in 2011.

A big thanks to all of our customers that ultimately drive our success and congratulations to all of our employees who make this type of recognition possible.  In addition, we couldn’t do it with out the valued partnerships we have with the best the industry has to offer: Cisco, EMC, HP, NetApp, VMware & Citrix–Thanks!

Geek Day Update – 35 Labs 20 Sessions

We’re only a couple days away from the sixth annual Geek Day.  This year’s event  features 20 breakout sessions and 35 learning labs on topics that cover the full spectrum of virtualization technology.   We have over 700 registrations.

Thanks to all of our sponsors:  Akorri, AMD, American Power Conversion (APC), AppSense, Avocent, BMC Software, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, eG Innovations Inc., EMC, Emulex, F5, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Innovative Research, Inc., Kingston Technology Company, Inc., NetApp, QLogic, Quest Software, Savvis, Inc., Sun/Oracle, Wyse Technology, Veeam Software, Vizioncore Inc., VMware, Xiotech Corporation and Zeus.

For more info. go to http://www.geekday.com/

Are you V-Ready? More Importantly are your People & Processes Ready?

 Whether you’re at a dead stop (there are very few of you out there) or 15 percent there (like most of you) enterprises appear to be at a virtualization plateau and driving to the next level of relies more on an IT organization’s ability to evolve their people and processes versus deciding on the technology.

Don’t get me wrong, picking the right technology is extremely important–just ask any manufacturer! Continue reading

Citrix XenApp Announcements This Week

Citrix made a series of announcements this week about XenApp and I spent some time with Scott Miller, Business Development Director for Virtualization at World Wide Technology (WWT) to gain his perspective.  Scott was formerly President of Server Centric Consulting which WWT acquired in July.

Scott, first of all, welcome on board to WWT.  It’s been over a month since the acquisition and it’s been fantastic seeing the interest and excitement about Server Centric joining forces with WWT.

I know that you have worked with Citrix for many years and have seen many product announcements from them.  What’s so important about this one? Continue reading