6 Data Center Emerging Vendors You Need To Know About

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Data centers might not be quite so, well, central to IT today, with computing resources becoming more distributed thanks to widespread adoption of cloud computing and mobile devices.

Nevertheless, data centers remain at the heart of many IT organization operations. And that means demand continues for data center technologies ranging from tools for monitoring system performance and managing corporate data, to system and application integration software, to advanced app/dev technologies.

Here are six emerging vendors in the data center technology space that we think solution providers should be aware of.

Avi Networks

Santa Clara, Calif.

Top Executive: CEO Amit Pandey

Founded: 2012

The Avi Vantage Platform delivers automated application services including load balancing, application analytics, predictive auto-scaling, and security for on-premise or public cloud applications. The platform is built on software-defined principles, runs on commodity x86 servers, virtual machines or containers, and matches the automation and self-service goals of modern enterprises.

Catalogic Software

Woodcliff Lake, N.J.

Top Executive: CEO Ken Barth

Founded: 2013

Catalogic Software helps IT organizations gain visibility, insight and control over their data with an actionable catalog using the company's ESX instant copy data software. "Copy data" is data that's not currently being used in production, such as backup data and data generated by testing and development operations. Such data can consume lots of storage capacity and be expensive to manage, and yet demand for access to such data is growing.


Fort Collins, Colo.

Top Executive: CEO Don Boxley

Founded: 2010

DH2i is a leading provider of Microsoft Windows Server application portability and management technology. Its flagship product, DxEnterprise, containerizes and decouples Windows Server applications from the host operating system and IT infrastructure. That helps customers simplify and dramatically improve data center management, ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance, and lower costs by 30 percent to 60 percent.


San Francisco

Top Executives: Co-Founders Armon Dadgar and Mitchell Hashimoto

Founded: 2012

HashiCorp is a leader in DevOps systems for the modern data center. Developers and systems administrators use HashiCorp's tools to manage their application delivery process, spanning application development, packaging, deployment, scheduling and monitoring in a scalable, collaborative and secure way.


Mount Laurel, N.J.

Top Executive: CEO Shirish Phatak

Founded: 2012

Talon is a pioneer in helping organizations simplify IT infrastructure while delivering to mobile users and remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to data center applications. Talon serves the largest Global 2000 organizations, including the most established architectural, construction, engineering, energy and manufacturing companies.


Cupertino, Calif.

Top Executive: CEO Vijay Tella

Founded: 2013

Workato develops an enterprise-class platform that enables businesses to integrate cloud and on-premise business applications in an easy, self-service manner. With Workato, even nontechnical users can seamlessly integrate more than 150 business applications and automate business processes and tasks with no coding.