Jan 7, 2016
DCS – Looking ahead to 2016
DALLAS, TX. – The future is bright for Dallas-based data center networking company Data Center Systems. Not only is the company coming off a strong 2015, it is approaching 2016 hoping to shed the moniker, “The Best Kept Secret in our Industry.” Chief Operating Officer Michael Cox thinks the biggest success of 2015 was winning the contract to install the data center cabling infrastructure at a large telecommunications provider in California. “That was a very large project for us,” Cox said with a smile while talking about 2015. Data Center Systems not only designed, manufactured and installed the new cabling infrastructure for the company, it is also providing full-time onsite facility employees to manage daily connectivity services. Cox is also proud that DCS CEO Kevin Ehringer is one of D Magazine’s Top 500 CEO’s in North Texas. “It’s a ‘Who’s Who’ of business leaders,” Cox said. “It not only elevates our brand in our industry but in the community as a whole.” He says the recognition is also a reflection of the people who work for DCS. ”What separates us from most companies is the folks we have in the organization. Whether it is our technical expertise or manufacturing,” Cox said. DCS not only designs and sells its product from the Dallas headquarters, it is home for its manufacturing center. DCS builds its products and tests them thoroughly at its Dallas headquarters before shipping to the customer, eliminating initial startup errors upon installation. Since all cabling is identified and marked through the DCS exclusive “Mimic Panel” connection process, ensuring the customer a quality network that is reliable from the moment the customer turns it on. Now DCS is taking steps to increase visibility in the marketplace. Cox believes new Director of Sales Jeff Moore will bring new energy to the Sales Department. “We are excited in the Sales Department and our new Director of Sales with the talent, drive, and professionalism Jeff Moore adds to DCS and the talent he is bringing in,” Cox said. DCS is also putting a new focus on Marketing. The company has a new website designed to not only sell but to assist IT managers on the importance of the cabling infrastructure in the data center. “We are not marketing necessarily to sell. We are marketing to educate the customer and show the variables that go into a cabling infrastructure,” Cox said. “We feel that if we help educate the customer, they will come to us for their data center’s needs.” “The education will come from the DCS experts themselves. Each will write blogs about issues in the data center and how to address them.” Cox said. The time is perfect for DCS to get its message out to a world where connectivity in the data center is now more important than ever. Because of faster processors and the ability of flash arrays to send information at very fast speeds, a problem with connectivity can harm a business's’ ability to use equipment to its fullest potential. “In the beginning we were one of the few in the SAN and Mainframe within the data center. In the last two or three years, we have seen a lot of our larger competitors come into our space. But what that’s done is give us a leg up and be able to win customers in Fortune 500 Companies with enterprise class computing,” Cox said. “But folks are starting to catch up, so we have got to, with our innovation, stay one step ahead.” About Data Center Systems (DCS) Data Center Systems (DCS) designs, manufactures and installs unique products and solutions specifically developed for the physical layer of connectivity for all enterprise data center environments. DCS’ solutions address our customers’ specific needs while incorporating our expert understanding of enterprise protocols, equipment, connectivity and next-generation standards and technology preparedness with the management and documentation necessary to future-proof these increasingly complex environments. Many of the world’s largest financial, telecommunications and retail organizations partner with DCS to build, manage and evolve their mission-critical data centers.