IP Pathways, Leading the Data Center Revolution: Re-Defining Virtualization, Optimization and Restor
“When we co-founded IP Pathways back in late 2007, we recognized a gap in the marketplace. There was a consolidation and virtualization movement that was redefining IT and the data center, yet the majority of IT VARs and service providers were still focusing on the network with emphasis on the convergence of voice and data. IP Pathways was seen as a solution to these problems and was built from the ground up to be a data center infrastructure expert,” explains Shields.
Our focus on maintaining a 3:1 ratio with regards to engineering and sales is the biggest differentiating factor that sets us apart
Headquartered in Des Moines, IA—with offices in Omaha, NE and Overland Park, KS—IP Pathways provides solutions that help customers modernize their data center infrastructures through virtualization; embrace mobility by delivering desktops, applications and data to any device, anywhere, any time; optimize Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Lync; and protect their data and implement business continuity strategies. The company’s vision is to customize internal and hybrid cloud solutions in order to allow customers to leverage their existing IT infrastructure investments while increasing utilization of human capital and equipment. The company’s newest offering will now bring the cloud to the customer’s data center, IP Pathways’ data center or any approved third-party data center.
“Our focus on maintaining a 3:1 ratio with regards to engineering and sales, as well as our strong partnerships with NetApp, Cisco, VMware and other technology providers, allows IP Pathways to design innovative solutions and is the biggest differentiating factor of the company,” explains Shields.
Going forward, IP Pathways aims to branch out into a number of product offerings, including more managed and data center services. “Our focus will be to maintain and improve all of our services, engineering practices and relationships. In addition, we would like to add more services that are tied to our customers’ needs and provide better management services, improved private cloud offerings and greater flexibility,” says Shields. Shifting the desktop to the data center and delivering that personalized desktop through superior virtualization is a big area of focus for IP Pathways in the near future.