2017 Data Center 100: 40 Data Center Infrastructure Providers

Data Center Infrastructure Providers

The right data center infrastructure, whether it's server, storage, networking, power and cooling equipment or physical security devices, lets data center operators and their customers run applications with maximum performance and efficiency. Solution providers need access to a wide range of data center infrastructure technologies to provide services regardless of whether they target a single client's operations or multi-tenant infrastructures.

Here's a look at the data center infrastructure providers on this year's Data Center 100 list.

Amax Information Technology

Jean Shih, President

Headquarters: Fremont, Calif.

Amax Information Technology custom-builds next-generation server and rack-integrated computing platforms, and provides full support from platform design and global manufacturing to global logistics and support. It offers servers and storage for cloud, data center, high-performance computing and deep learning environments.

Anord Critical Power

Robert Sweaney, VP, GM

Headquarters: Sandston, Va.

Anord Critical Power is the U.S. subsidiary of Ireland-based Anord Control Systems. The company is an independent provider of mission-critical low-voltage switchboards and power equipment to cloud computing, co-location and enterprise data center businesses.

APC By Schneider Electric

Annette Clayton, President, CEO

Headquarters: West Kingston, R.I.

APC By Schneider Electric develops a wide range of server room and data center infrastructure offerings including power and cooling equipment, power distribution units, data center software, security and environmental applications, racks and pre-fabricated modular data centers.

Arista Networks

Jayshree Ullal, President, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Arista Networks delivers software-driven cloud networking offerings. The company's platforms, with Ethernet speeds up to 100 GBps, are based on its Extensible Operating System, or EOS, a network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms.


Andre Eriksen, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Asetek is a developer of liquid cooling offerings for data centers, servers and PCs. Asetek's data center offerings include a large range of equipment for liquid cooling of racks and individual servers, as well as a series of CPU coolers.


John Stroup, CEO

Headquarters: St. Louis

Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications. The company also provides a wide range of industrial networking equipment.


Lloyd Carney, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Brocade, which last year acquired Ruckus Wireless and was in turn acquired by Broadcom, develops IP and storage networking equipment for data centers, campus networks and carriers. It provides switches, routers, mobile networking and software for automation, network visibility and analytics.

Cisco Systems

Chuck Robbins, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Cisco continues to make itself an ever-more integral part of the data center with its IP and storage networking offerings and UCS servers. UCS remains a powerful data center force.

CoolIT Systems

Geoff Lyon, CEO, Technical Officer

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta

CoolIT Systems develops the CoolIT Systems Rack DCLC platform, a modular, rack-based cooling solution for increasing rack densities and increasing component performance and energy efficiencies.


Steve Morrey, CEO

Headquarters: La Mirada, Calif.

DAMAC builds enclosures, racks and related equipment for telecommunications and data center implementations, on a pre-configured or custom basis. The company's offerings include DAMAC Structures, which is a modular offering with base units, aisle containment and cable routing systems, overhead power distribution and server racks.

Dell EMC

Michael Dell, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas

Dell EMC, developer of Dell Technologies' data center portfolio, became the world's largest data center infrastructure provider by melding the Dell server portfolio, the EMC server portfolio, and VMware's software-defined data center technology in last year's game-changing merger.


Craig Arnold, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Cleveland

Eaton's data center offerings include electrical products; systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; power transmission; and lighting and wiring. The company in 2016 pushed hard on the software side with a number of new offerings to help partners drive services and recurring revenue.

Equus Computer Systems

Andy Juang, CEO

Headquarters: Edina, Minn.

Equus is one of North America's largest white-box integrators for computers, servers and storage. It provides both SKU'd and custom configurations, and supports customers with a range of custom branding, imaging and logistics capabilities.

Extreme Networks

Ed Meyercord, President, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Extreme Networks is a global provider of networking offerings for wireless, switching, management, control, analytics, security and related services. The company's ExtremeWireless product suite includes access points, centralized management and appliances that provide high-density coverage in challenging environments.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Meg Whitman, President, CEO

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

HPE brings to enterprise data center infrastructures some of the industry's richest lines of storage, server, cloud, security, big data, and mobility offerings and services. Its hybrid infrastructure offerings span a full range of cloud solutions, cloud services and integrated systems.

Hitachi Data Systems

Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has an integrated portfolio of services and offerings to help businesses with digital transformation. HDS has a full range of storage, server and converged infrastructure products and is making a big push into IoT.

Huawei Technologies

Yafang Chung, Chairman

Headquarters: Plano, Texas

Huawei is one of the top suppliers of data center infrastructure offerings including servers, storage, networking, and telecom. However, its impact in the U.S. market has to date been minimal due to push back from U.S. government and industry leaders over its Chinese ownership.


Nariman Teymourian, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

HyperGrid's HyperCloud delivers a multi-cloud IT environment combining private cloud infrastructure fabric-based compute, storage, networking and virtualization technologies with governance-based DevOps management and orchestration.


Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, CEO

Headquarters: Armonk, N.Y.

IBM has shifted its data center focus to the cloud and Watson-based cognitive computing. But when it comes to mainframes, IBM is still the main game in town.

Juniper Networks

Rami Rahim, CEO

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Juniper is a leading provider of all things networking, including offerings for IP networking, wireless, cloud and data center, carrier and broadband services, security and IoT. Last year it bet on big data analytics with a move to acquire AppFormix.


Yuanqing Yang, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Morrisville, N.C.

Lenovo became a data center powerhouse with IBM's x86 line and has been capitalizing on that business to expand its data center footprint through strategic partnerships with SAP, Nutanix, SimpliVity and Nimble Storage.

LiquidCool Solutions

Herb Zien, CEO

Headquarters: Rochester, Minn.

LiquidCool focuses on data centers, ruggedized systems and other commercial applications with models for rack, GPUintensive and single-node servers.


Yoram Novick, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Maxta's MxSP and MaxDeploy take advantage of standard x86 servers to eliminate some of the stand-alone server and storage infrastructure in data centers while giving service providers and enterprises new ways to build private and cloud infrastructures.


George Kurian, President, CEO

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

NetApp is a leader in all-flash storage, especially with its 2016 acquisition of SolidFire, and is on the forefront of developing technology to connect on-premise storage to the cloud.


David Bollig, President, CEO

Headquarters: Burnsville, Minn.

The second-largest custom-system builder in the U.S., Nor-Tech specializes in high-performance computing with a focus on high-availability and visualization clusters.


Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Nutanix is the hyperconverged infrastructure industry pioneer with offerings combining compute, storage and networking resources into an appliance with unified management.


Safra Catz, Mark Hurd, Co-CEOs

Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

Oracle is the largest provider of mission-critical business applications, with a fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems.

Palo Alto Networks

Mark McLaughlin, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Palo Alto Networks' Next-Generation Security Platform protects against known and unknown threats across the network, cloud and endpoints.


Tom Donovan, President, CEO

Headquarters: Tinley Park, Ill.

Panduit offers an array of end-to- end network infrastructure products, and works with partners like Cisco on comprehensive data center solutions.


Ron Nash, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Pivot3 collapses storage, compute and network resources onto a hyper-converged infrastructure offering.


Ward Williams, CEO

Headquarters: Minneapolis

ProLabs manufactures optical and copper transceivers, media converters, direct attach cables, fiber cables and multiplexers.

Quanta Computers

Barry Lam, Chairman

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Quanta Cloud Technology is a global builder of offerings for hyperscale data center designs.

Scale Computing

Jeff Ready, CEO

Headquarters: Indianapolis

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into a scalable all-in-one appliance using industry-standard components.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions

Carl Siemon, President, CEO

Headquarters: Watertown, Conn.

Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and fiber cabling systems and related data center solutions.


Ariel Maislos, CEO

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Stratoscale Symphony cloud infrastructure software helps service providers and development teams convert commodity x86 servers into an AWS-like infrastructure.


Charles Liang, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Supermicro is a major provider of SKU'd and custom-built solutions for data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data and high-performance computing.

Tate Airflow

Donal Curtin, President

Headquarters: Jessup, Md.

Tate Airflow develops data center airflow management products and services, including raised floor access panels, DirectAire branded airflow panels and more.


Ken Klein, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Tintri develops all-flash and hybrid-flash arrays that provide management at the virtual machine level.

Tripp Lite

Glen Haeflinger, President

Headquarters: Chicago

Tripp Lite develops rack enclosures, networked and managed power distribution units, cooling solutions, network switches and more.


Rob Johnson, CEO

Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio

Known as Emerson Network Power before being spun off in 2016 from Emerson Electric, Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure for data centers and facilities.