IP Pathways Co-Founder Moves to Kansas City and Unveils Growth Plans

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Today IP Pathways announces that Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Wade Brower, has moved to Kansas City and will oversee IP Pathways’ market expansion into the Kansas City market. IP Pathways provides solutions that reduce complexity within an organization’s IT infrastructures by reducing the data center footprint, consolidating data storage and management, simplifying virtualization and optimizing application performance & security.

Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Wade Brower, has moved to Kansas City and will oversee IP Pathways’ market expansion into the Kansas City market.

Today IP Pathways announces that Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Wade Brower, has moved to Kansas City and will oversee IP Pathways’ market expansion into the Kansas City market. IP Pathways provides solutions that reduce complexity within an organization’s IT infrastructures by reducing the data center footprint, consolidating data storage and management, simplifying virtualization and optimizing application performance & security.

The Des Moines based provider of private cloud infrastructures has seen tremendous growth over the past two years and has been the recipient of many recent awards and recognition.

In September of 2011, IP Pathways announced they were recognized by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. The list recognizes the fastest growing solution providers in North America. Companies on the Fast Growth 100 list average a two-year revenue growth of 130 percent and average annual sales of products and services of $172 million. The ranking is based on two years’ growth of net sales from calendar year 2008 to calendar year 2010. They ranked IP Pathways no.16 on the list and was named as the top virtualization practice at the awards presentation.

Recently the company was also named to the CRN Tech Elite 250. The CRN Tech Elite 250 highlights solution providers that are putting in the time, energy and investment to earn vendors' top-level certifications. Solution providers on the Tech Elite 250 have boosted their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT, including NetApp, Cisco and VMware.

Wade Brower, EVP of Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the fast growth company has relocated permanently to the Kansas City area and will oversee operations from their offices located in Corporate Woods at 9393 W 110th Street, Suite 500 in Overland Park, KS 66210.

“When we started the company in 2007, we had a vision of the consolidated, scalable, efficient and dynamic data center. We then became early adopters of technology that would allow the desktop operating system, application and data to be abstracted from the hardware and delivered to any device, anywhere there was a network or internet connection and at any time. We had no idea that what we were doing then would, in a few short years, be referred to as private cloud computing. Being at the forefront of this technology trend has allowed us to develop deep engineering expertise and fueled our tremendous growth”, states Brower.

Joe Shields, President of IP Pathways adds, “We are thrilled to be expanding into Kansas City. IP Pathways was built as an engineering based company focused on efficient data center solutions. Our laser focus and commitment to engineering has allowed us to attract some of the top talent the Midwest has to offer. Our motto is ‘Do whatever it takes [for the customer]’ and we strive to have happy customers, happy manufacturing partners and happy employees. We believe that we now provide IT organizations in the Kansas City area a choice and an opportunity to work with a company, IP Pathways, which looks at IT infrastructure in a completely different manner than most. We focus on solutions and not the widgets”.

Shields further states, “Our model is heavily engineering focused. We believe in a 3:1 engineer to sales ratio and strive to achieve this mix in all of our markets. We find that this allows IP Pathways to provide a world class customer experience today, while still developing new future engineering superstars required for future growth”.

Brower adds, “We plan on growing over the next 18-24 months to six sales professionals in the Kansas City market which means that we will also grow to approximately 18 engineers and additional support staff. We hope to be a 25-person plus organization in the Kansas City market over that timeframe, so we are very excited. What excites us more is becoming part of the local community and forging new relationships with our future customers.”

IP Pathways is FlexPod™ certified and has invested in becoming a top data center expert focusing on NetApp, Cisco and VMware virtualized data center infrastructures. The company gained notoriety through a project that saved Iowa Workforce Development $6.5 million annually through virtual desktop technology. A success story detailing the project can be found at http://www.netapp.com/us/library/customer-stories/iwd.html.

For more information regarding IP Pathways, please contact Wade Brower at 816.423.8048 or Joe Shields at 515.422.9303.

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

IP Pathways lives in the data center and specializes 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. IP Pathways is also 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 In Whatever We Do
6. Embrace Face-to-Face Communication With Our 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 Cisco, NetApp and VMware 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, NetApp, VMware alliance visit, http://www.imaginevirtuallyanything.com/us.

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