Advancements in networking technology will make all our lives easier, leaving no reason to cling to the old ways of managing network devices.
Kurt Huegin | Director, Network Solutions | vCORE
I remember several years ago working with vCORE on large data center projects and thinking, “I wish there were more partners like this.”
I was at Cisco at the time and had seen too many customers struggle with complex designs and technologies like ISE, mobility and core switching. The VAR that designed and sold the equipment simply didn’t have the expertise to make it a success.
On the other hand, vCORE was heavily invested in engineering and willing to work as one team across presales, delivery and managed services to make things right for the customer. As a result of that comprehensive approach, if they couldn’t support it, they didn’t sell it.
Novel concept, I know.
This hands-on model, combined with the rise of software-defined networking, created an opportunity for vCORE that I wanted to be a part of, so 2 years ago I joined to help extend vCORE’s approach to enterprise networking.
The paradigm shift relative to software defined had already taken hold in the data center, so it was natural for us to take what we’d learned helping customers through that transition and apply it to networking.
Since then we’ve added multiple CCIE’s, countless delivery resources, deep programming expertise, and invested in partnerships with best of breed technologies in the market.
One of the first investments we doubled down on was Cisco. We believe a unified approach with a single policy across wired, wireless and VPN will be required to make the most of software defined technologies. Specifically we’re excited about what Cisco is doing with Software Defined Access and SD-WAN with the Viptela acquisition.
Achieving our Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization is recognition of this investment. Our sales and engineering expertise across campus networking, wireless, ISE, and SD-WAN were all required to achieve this milestone.
While we think the customers we’ve helped and multiple years of triple digit network growth are testament enough, it’s nice to have Cisco recognize our capabilities as well.
Moving ahead we’re going to continue to add resources and expertise. More importantly we’re excited to put that expertise to work — the next few years promise to be a huge pivot point for software defined networking.
If you’d like a partner along that journey we’d love to help!
Want to learn more? Kurt Huegin, Director of Network Solutions for vCORE, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.