An incubator for IT innovation

Our Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is like no other testing and research lab. We call it an ecosystem. You’ll call it the first place your engineers go for exclusive resources, guidance and tools.

The ATC is a collaborative ecosystem to design, build, educate, demonstrate and deploy innovative technology products and integrated architectural solutions for World Wide Technology customers, partners and employees. With it, we’ve helped our customers do amazing things. For example, one major oil company was able to reduce the time it took to evaluate complex object storage from six months to two weeks.

This company now knows the viability of bringing 100 petabytes of seismic data stored on tape online. And recently, we used the ATC to build a replica of the unified communications environment of a large federal healthcare provider. This helped the provider understand how to mitigate the risk of outage and identify bugs during a major upgrade.

Our virtual lab connects our engineers to the ATC when they’re working at your site. This portal makes it easier for your team, WWT engineers and our partners to collaborate, design and test solutions in sandbox environments, 24/7.

Explore the ATC

We invite you to learn more about how the ATC can help you with:

  • Proofs of concept
  • Comparative analysis
  • Reference architectures
  • Early field trials
  • Integrated systems demonstrations
  • Product demonstrations

Engineering think tank

If you're expecting a series of demos, you may be surprised at how much further we go. The ATC is a think tank. Our engineers are constantly developing new ways to integrate technology, test products as they hit the market, and define new architectures that address today's biggest challenges—like defending against security threats or optimizing big data environments.

Hundreds of our customers have visited the ATC. They often describe the vibe as "buzzing" with energy—more like that of a tech incubator. We couldn't agree more. Our ATC was designed with equipment that can be mixed and matched, broken and rebuilt, over and over again.

From those experiences, we learn what works best. And along the way, our customers learn with us.

IT Focus Areas

Our focus is on solving business and technical challenges using the latest technology in:

A multi-disciplined environment

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Powered by a multi-tenant private cloud infrastructure, the ATC is organized into four groups of labs for research and development, testing, training and integration. Each lab addresses different phases of the introduction, evolution and lifecycle of technology products.

Our multi-disciplined team includes the combined experience of WWT consulting systems engineers, IT operations and professional services engineers, along with the knowledge of our manufacturing partners and customers.