The cloud, all-flash storage and software-defined everything, as well as the pressure on businesses to turn capital expenses into operating expenses, means data center costs are a key part of any equation. Enterprises aren’t ready to give up their data centers just yet, but they are willing to change how those data centers are built.
For solution providers, finding the right experts in their quest to help customers build and operate their data centers is crucial. CRN’s Data Center 100 list is one place to find those companies that can be counted on for help with infrastructure, tools and services.
Here we present the 2017 Data Center 100 across four categories:
40 Data Center Infrastructure Providers
Part one of CRN's 2017 Data Center 100 list looks at companies providing the data center infrastructure that allows operators and their customers to run applications with maximum performance and efficiency.
20 Data Center Management Providers
Part two of CRN's 2017 Data Center 100 list looks at companies providing the management tools that make data centers efficiently serve internal and external customers.
2017 Data Center 100: 20 Data Center Services Providers
Part three of CRN's Data Center 100 looks at third-party providers of data center services including co-location, managed hosting, cloud hosting, disaster recovery and more.
20 Software-Defined Data Center Providers
Part four of CRN's Data Center 100 looks at companies providing the software technology that allows traditional proprietary hardware solutions to move to commodity x86 servers.