Mainline Information Systems: Transforming Businesses with a Consultative Approach

Jeff Dobbelaere, VP, Trop Webb, Strategic Alliance Director
Data centers are evolving and developing at a fast pace to meet the demands and complexities imposed by increasing business requirements. The biggest business challenge is to keep up with the rapid speed of change in both available data and business requirements. It is no longer acceptable to spend years designing a data application, or the infrastructure to run it. “The fast evolving landscape needs agility and here Red Hat is providing the open source model supplying enterprise computing solutions across physical, virtual and cloud environments that reduce costs and improve performance, reliability and security,” says Jeff Dobbelaere, VP, Mainline Information Systems.

Mainline offers comprehensive technology solutions encompassing server, storage, software, application solutions, services, and financing. The company has been a partner with Red Hat for a long time and thoroughly trusts in the organizations’ ability to deliver the best of breed solutions. As the IT infrastructure gets more complex and technologies such as cloud and virtualization get integrated with legacy systems, it is only natural that inefficient infrastructures struggle to support market shifts. By tending to these data center optimization challenges head-on, one can guarantee that the frameworks runs at peak performance and, in turn, has the capacity to relieve or postpone huge IT foundation overhauls. “Customers face difficulty while choosing a perfect solution. In an open and scalable fashion, Red Hat gives the ability to deliver on many different hybrid clouds solutions using standard software from open stack,” adds Dobbelaere.

On the other hand, the Mainline end-to-end IT Services Delivery Model is helping the company to establish itself as a solution provider and value added reseller, providing the customers with the best service. The company keenly follows four-step process for their delivery model - assess, procure, implement, and manage. “We help in advising, strategizing and technically evaluating a client’s line-of-business objectives, then implementing the appropriate solution and making sure to remotely support and administer the same keeping in mind that we develop the solution to get the client from one point to another,” delineates Troy Webb, Strategic Alliance Director, Mainline.
They also offer professional services to help the customers migrate whether it is stand up services or moving existing workloads from legacy environment to next generation Linux platforms.

One Mainline’s clients had a very complex data retention requirement based on regulatory compliance and were using solution upfront with on premises storage and management, which resulted in a lot of investment. Mainline came with a cloud object storage provider to move the data, providing better redundancy and replication between data center and the cloud provider, they moved from a capex to opex model. As a result, the customer only needed to focus on the business requirements and leverage the data for the growth of the organization.

Owing to their partnership with Red Hat, Mainline makes it a mission to update their technical team on the latest product offering from Red Hat as well as all other partners. The company also takes time to understand each individual’s business objectives, exploring the existing infrastructure, client pain points and expectations as well as focusing on the processes underpinning the organization.


Red Hat gives the ability to deliver on many different hybrid clouds solutions using standard software from open stack


Mainline is foreseeing tremendous opportunity in the emerging trends such as cloud, analytics, mobility, social and security as these consistently want the attention of businesses and business units. “We have hired people to focus on these areas, as clients want the latest technology but in a pocket friendly manner.” concludes Dobbelaere.

Company
Mainline Information Systems

Headquarters
Tallahassee, FL

Management
Jeff Dobbelaere, VP, Trop Webb, Strategic Alliance Director

Description
A company offering comprehensive technology solutions encompassing server, storage, software, application solutions, services, and financing.