Top 20 Data Center Tech Companies - 2017

The data center ecosystem is witnessing more disruptive technology implementations as organizations adopt newer technologies. While virtualization of the IT infrastructure continues steadily in the data center environments, the dominance of big data, Internet of Things and machine learning will continue to fuel innovation in the data center landscape even as data center customers look to reduce the cost incurred on increased compute and storage requirements.

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions have garnered wide attention as these solutions promise cost savings through streamlined performance of the infrastructure and improved energy management. DCIM transforms data center operations by automatically monitoring and scheduling tasks pertinent to infrastructure, networking, and facilities. It also aids in workflow automation for process tracking and audit trails. Through APIs, DCIM provides operators with a single pane of glass view of the real time information related to asset management, resource management and forecasting. Besides DCIM, there are solution providers in the market offering intuitive solutions to tackle single point of failure and unplanned downtime in the data center environment.

Interestingly , more number of organizations are looking to outsource their data center requirements by running their business applications on servers which are geographically located in an area that incurs lower maintenance cost due to conducive climate conditions. Organizations are also looking for outsourcing partners who use renewable or alternate sources of energy for lesser carbon footprints.

To help CIOs pick the best solutions to drive their data center ROI, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts including CIOReview editorial board has listed 20 companies that are spearheading innovation in the data center arena.

We present to you CIOReview’s ‘20 Most Promising Data Center Solution Providers 2017’.

Top Data Center Companies

Specializes in leveraging virtualized technology solutions that result in lower total cost of ownership (TCO), datacenter redundancy, and higher performance

Provides extremely reliable and highly secured underground data center facilities

DigiPlex is the Nordic leader for innovative and sustainable data centers

Delivers a wide range of data center services enabling businesses worldwide to design, implement, optimize, test, operate and maintain their mission critical data center

Delivering end-to-end data center solutions from planning or deployment to maintenance and monitoring

Develops, designs, builds data centers reducing OPEX for end users across the United States.

System integration and convergence of disparate solutions to find the best fit for client needs

Netronome enables secure and flexible enterprise virtualization

Penguin Computing offers a comprehensive portfolio of products for enterprise data center, cloud and HPC


Rackwise is a provider of data center infrastructure management software

Raritan Information

Providers of intelligent rack PDUs and other power & energy monitoring product

Supporting Federal Agencies in meeting their Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) requirements

Provider of data-center infrastructure management software


Switch excels at design, construction, and operation of modern data centers

Develops Data center Management Solutions for large enterprises, government agencies, and managed service providers using ServiceNow


Integrates DCIM with latest technology trends like IoT, wideband multimode fiber and AIM


Modius specializes in building highly scalable DCIM software

Optimum Path Inc.

Provider of software for advanced visualization for cloud based solutions and services


Specializes in comprehensive technology innovation in data center landscape

Plexxi Inc.

Plexxi delivers converged, application-defined network infrastructure building blocks and systems for building software-defined data centers