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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

WWT Achieves Cisco’s Cloud Builder Certification

As summer solstice marks the northern hemisphere’s furthest tilt toward the sun, I’d like to take a moment and announce a high point in World Wide Technology’s progress toward establishing itself as a leader in cloud IT delivery models. Continue reading

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!

WWT 2011 National Sales Meeting: Transformation. Collaboration. Acceleration.

WWT 2011 National Sales Meeting 5K Runners

Congratulations to our sales team for a great 2010!  We just wrapped-up our annual 2011 National Sales Meeting (NSM) held this year in sunny Phoenix.  It was a fantastic event that included our entire field sales and pre-sales teams.  We also appreciated having many of our partners attend, especially Cisco, HP, EMC and NetApp. Continue reading

10 Things to Know about Cisco UCS

WWT St. Louis Demonstration Center

Along the lines of my most read post (probably because I found guys a lot smarter than me to write it!) 10 Things to Know about the Cisco Nexus 1000V, I’ve invited Joe Onisick, WWT’s Unified Computing Practice Manager, to be my guest blogger to highlight:  “10 Things to Know about Cisco UCS.”  Here we go….and, thanks, Joe!

  1. The most important feature of UCS is its management architecture.  The hardware was all designed with unified management in mind in order to reduce the administrative overhead of today’s server environments.  As companies move to more highly virtualized environments and cloud architectures, automation and orchestration becomes key.  UCS provides the management and provisioning tools at a hardware level to quickly realize the benefits of these types of environments and maximize the inherent cost reductions. Continue reading