Our Mission is Our Commitment


To innovate and transform the world of IT infrastructure, and do so with the utmost quality. When you think of those words, we want you to envision our logo.

To always maintain a passionate and productive culture. When you engage with us, we want you to experience that passion and sense of what’s possible – not what’s wrong.

To be considered a trusted and objective advisor, not a product pusher. We partner with many enterprise cloud vendors who compete with each other. We always do what’s right for you.

In Their Own Words

“The AHEAD team is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, intelligent. They have a huge breadth and depth of knowledge.”

Ron Walter, Hagerty Insurance

“The benefit of working with AHEAD is there are many competing vendors with similar technologies and we wanted to get a better time to value in choosing a technology that was right for our business.”

John Touma, Winston & Strong

“They were instrumental in helping us design our network and infrastructure to support it. And they did the installation and deployment. The results have been over 3 years without a single outage, complete uptime.”

Ron Walter

“We see AHEAD as an absolute leader in the industry working with people on their journey to the cloud. It was an opportunity for us to tap into their experience and expertise and appropriately adjust the approach we had.”

Tim Hagn

“We had the challenge of increasing performance for our end-users in their current workflows, so we came to AHEAD to help us find better ways to provide the experience to our end-users.”

Casey Johnson, Northwestern Medicine

“We were replacing an aged technology to bring us up to more modern platforms and help us grow into the future.”

Shelia Hartness, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

“Some of our challenges were getting all the teams in our company involved in automation. Having AHEAD come in and give us industry best practices has been the most helpful.”

Mike Shilling, OCLC

“The big step in our process to finding a partner was looking for a partner with true experience and expertise in a few concentrated areas rather than just a broad brush consulting firm.”

Michael Reynolds, Rockwell Automation

“We work with AHEAD because they’re more than just a partner or a VAR. They’re forward thinking, cutting edge with automation and cloud. They’re not just selling hardware and software. They’re selling services that your company actually needs, not just something cookie-cutter that they want to sell.”

Amy Manley, The University of Chicago Medical Center

“This was a backup and recovery solution we implemented. It was a more efficient way to back up our data. It was a more granular recovery point of it. It also reduced our operating expense by three million dollars over a five year investment.”

Ken Sullivan, Mercy Health

Enterprises Choose AHEAD

AHEAD has served more than 500 clients in building and managing their enterprise clouds.

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Improved Day 2 Operations on AWS

Creating a more predictable, secure, and responsive public cloud.

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Digital Transformation on Azure

Delivering a standardized, secure, and scalable analytics offering using Azure.

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Creating a Platform for Innovation

Law firm BGD creates a platform to support world class client service.

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Improving Utilization with Converged Infrastructure

Vollrath achieves 90 percent server utilization and provides a more unified IT backbone.

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Using Automation to Reduce Provisioning Time

Rockwell reduces provisioning from eight weeks to 30 minutes.

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Architecting the Hybrid Cloud

Consumers Energy applies VMware tools along with Puppet and GitHub to reduce costs and speed delivery.

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Better Together

AHEAD partners with 60 technology providers, all geared toward optimizing the enterprise cloud.

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AHEAD is an AWS Premier Consulting partner, having attained the DevOps and Storage Competencies. The designation recognizes AHEAD as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member who delivers both technical proficiency and proven client success with AWS.

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AHEAD is a Gold Cloud Platform Competency partner with Microsoft Azure. To achieve this status, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments.

AHEAD maintains deep competencies in all Cisco product lines, including networking and security. We earned the Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization in 2017, and have formed an entire practice supporting Cisco’s AppDynamics platform.


Since its inception in 2007, AHEAD has been a key partner of DellEMC. We’re honored to have won the DellEMC Extraordinary Partner of the Year award in 2018.

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AHEAD is a Gold Status Partner for both Sales and Service, thanks to our demonstrated success in selling and implementing the ServiceNow platform, and maintaining high customer satisfaction scores.

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Since its inception, AHEAD has been a key partner of VMware. We’re honored to have won the Americas Partner Innovation Award in the category of Professional Services.

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