Joe Shields of IP Pathways Talks Virtualization & Private Clouds

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IP Pathways’, Leading the Data Center Revolution SM, announced on September 26th, 2011 that it has been recognized by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. This list recognizes the fastest growing solution providers in North America. IP Pathways was also recognized during the conference, on October 5th, for having the top virtualization practice amongst the companies honored on the Fast Growth 100. Since accepting the award, IP Pathways president Joe Shields was featured in an article by CRN’s Rob Wright, Virtualization Growth Continues, Paving Way for Private Clouds.

IP Pathways’, Leading the Data Center Revolution SM, announced on September 26th, 2011 that it has been recognized by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. This list recognizes the fastest growing solution providers in North America. IP Pathways was also recognized during the conference, on October 5th, for having the top virtualization practice amongst the companies honored on the Fast Growth 100. Since accepting the award, IP Pathways president Joe Shields was featured in an article by CRN’s Rob Wright, Virtualization Growth Continues, Paving Way for Private Clouds.

Throughout the article Joe Shields, along with other virtualization specialists, discusses why server virtualization adoption levels have continued to increase, but why many companies are expanding into new areas like desktop and application virtualization, as well as private cloud services. During the interview Joe Shields stated, “I’ve seen wildly different levels of virtualization experience with IP Pathways customer base. For example, IP Pathways has experience much success in the healthcare market, particularly with smaller hospitals that are just starting out with virtualization.” To read the entire article, please visit http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/231903000/virtualization-growth-continues-paving-way-for-private-clouds.htm?pgno=1.

About IP Pathways
IP Pathways, Leading the Data Center Revolution SM, provides solutions that reduce complexity within a business’s IT infrastructure by reducing their data center footprint, consolidating data storage and management, simplifying virtualization, and optimizing application performance and security. IP Pathways goal is to have happy customers, happy manufacturer partners and happy employees. The company’s strategy is to customize internal and hybrid cloud solutions to allow businesses to leverage their existing investments while increasing utilization of human capital and equipment.

IP Pathways lives in the data center and specialize in the following areas of the IT environment: Data Storage, Server & Desktop Virtualization, Core Networking, Servers & Unified Computing Systems and Application Performance & Security.

IP Pathways represents leading Tier 1 manufacturers of IT hardware and software such as VMware, NetApp and Cisco and focuses on FlexPod™ for VMware cloud infrastructures and is a leading expert in VMware server and desktop virtualization solutions.

These are the core values that IP Pathways lives each day:
1.    Do Whatever It Takes For The Customer
2.    Be An Engineering Driven Organization
3.    Associate With & Represent Only Best-In-Breed Technology Hardware & Software Solutions
4.    Be A Leader In Technology Thought and Innovation
5.    Become The Technical Expert
6.    Embrace Face-to-Face Communication With Customers, Co-Workers and Vendors
7.    Be Creative and Open-Minded
8.    Be Passionate and Determined
9.    Get In Over Your Head and Love Every Minute Of It
10.    Build A Positive Team and Family Spirit

For more information call 515.422.9300 or visit http://www.ippathways.com.

About IVA
Imagine Virtually Anything is a program combing the strengths of VMware, Cisco and NetApp to offer virtualized dynamic data centers. This shared virtualized data vision is built on a flexible, cost-effective, high-performance framework that provides high-availability, secure multi-tenancy and simplified management with integrated support.

To learn more about the Cisco, VMware, NetApp Alliance visit http://www.imaginevirtuallyanything.com/us.

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