RoundTower Technologies Named 2018 Solution Provider of the Year
Dan Perkins, RoundTower Account Executive
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RoundTower Technologies is a system integrator that provides innovative solutions and services in the areas of data center infrastructure, converged platforms, cloud automation, DevOps and data analytics. RoundTower is helping to enable its customers to drive positive business outcomes by becoming more agile and efficient through the use of technology.
The company was founded in 2007 by Stephen West and Stephen Power as a data protection company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, RoundTower has grown rapidly in the scope of services it provides and in the breadth of its client base. Growth has occurred organically and through acquisition. In recent years, the company has merged with Par 4 Technology Group, a major player based in Boston and serving the northeast. RoundTower has thriving practices in Ohio and Kentucky, and within the past few years has expanded into Tennessee and the Carolinas.
Dan Perkins is a RoundTower Account Executive located in Louisville, Kentucky and active throughout the entire Kentucky commonwealth. Perkins points out that the Greater Louisville region is made up of 15 counties in the Kentucky and southern Indiana areas, home to more than 1.4 million people and over 39,000 businesses. The unique advantage for area businesses is the region’s strategic location within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. RoundTower has over 75 major clients in Kentucky. The company provides a host of services to clients in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors.
Talking about what differentiates RoundTower from other technology companies, Perkins says, “The technical expertise and depth of experience of RoundTower engineers is key. The company has industry leaders in virtualization, cloud automation, DevOps and next-generation cyber security on staff.” This year, RoundTower was listed as one of North America’s IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced certifications from VMware. VMware named RoundTower the “2018 Solution Provider of the Year.”
RoundTower provides hardware and software products to its Kentucky customers, but Perkins is emphatic that selling products is not top of mind when beginning a relationship with a client. RoundTower’s methodology is based on customer focus. “We listen to a client and work to truly understand their needs. Often a solution is more a matter of process or organization than product.”
Professional services often represent the true value of a RoundTower solution. As an example, Perkins describes a major project for a regionally based health care provider. RoundTower is working with that client to develop their Electronic Medical Record capability. The project entails organizational readiness, process development, assurance of regulatory compliance and security. RoundTower engineers work with industry suppliers like MEDITECH and Epic on infrastructure and application aspects of these projects.
Elsewhere in Kentucky, RoundTower is working with companies to transform IT from a cost center to a major force driving the business forward. RoundTower’s contribution is identifying best practices, evaluating cloud readiness, rationalizing applications and identifying opportunities for efficiencies. Often solutions include provisions of managed services that allow IT organizations to focus on core competencies of real value to the enterprise. RoundTower provides expert services for network and security, ITIL based service desk, virtualization and storage management as well as other areas of IT specialization.
RoundTower Technologies in Louisville is located at 10200 Forest Green Blvd. #112, Louisville, KY 40223. For more information, call 888.679.0752 or visit www.roundtower.com