Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced the completion of a $1.1M unified virtual data center (VDC) infrastructure deployment for Velocitor Solutions, a Charlotte, N.C.-based mobile/wireless software as a service (SaaS) vendor serving transportation/logistics, direct-store-delivery, field service and field sales customers. The new data center environment will enable Velocitor to quickly add SaaS capacity for company services ranging from mobile accounting to GPS vehicle tracking, help ensure 24x7 application availability, and support Velocitor’s internal staff. "We had exploding demand for our SaaS offerings that caused our data center environment to grow by 200% in just one year. We had to constantly deploy new server and storage hardware at two locations to support new customers," said Rich Pacella, President, Velocitor Solutions. "We turned to Datalink for guidance on how to streamline our infrastructure to save time and money, position us for continued growth, and optimize the customer experience." Datalink served as strategic advisor on the project; designed and deployed compute, network and storage components into a single, unified FlexPod™ architecture featuring technologies from NetApp, Cisco, and VMware; and deployed site-to-site failover and disaster recovery capabilities. FlexPod is a pre-tested, optimized and pre-validated data center solution supported by Datalink as part of the company’s VDC migration strategy for large and midmarket enterprises. Datalink is also providing its OneCall SM Unified Support services to supplement original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support programs and provide streamlined solution-level assessment and resolution. Leveraging the support services teams, best practices, and data center expertise of OneCall, Datalink will assume ownership of each reported incident, conduct initial triages, and resolve issues. Should incidents be escalated to OEMs, Datalink will shepherd all incidents until a resolution is achieved. “This project is a prime example of how Datalink is using its VDC expertise to help customers take advantage of newer cloud-based data center technologies that can help move their business forward,” said Paul Lidsky, Datalink President and CEO. “By focusing on converged data center architectures that incorporate virtualization, private cloud computing and advanced networking, we are enabling customers, like Velocitor, to gain agility, efficiency, and performance that are critical to business success.”
The revenue of this project was recognized in the fourth quarter of 2011.About DatalinkA complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com. About Velocitor SolutionsVelocitor Solutions is a leading software development firm specializing in the design, development and deployment of mobile and wireless software solutions. Combining comprehensive business process analysis and methodologies designed specifically for mobile initiatives, Velocitor ensures its clients gain a significant return on their technology investment. Through its software solutions, Velocitor has helped improve the productivity, efficiency and customer service offerings for companies in a variety of industries with field forces ranging from 10 to over 4,000 mobile users. For more information call 704-731-5380 or visit www.velsol.com. Additional ResourcesFollow Datalink on Twitter, Blog, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.