Experience technology first hand through demonstrations, live testing and much more.

The Mainline Innovation Center features products and solutions from a variety of providers who are market leaders in data, collaboration and smarter computing.

Innovation Center Services Available to Customers

  • Proof of Technology (POT)
  • Proof of Concept (POC)
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Platform Migration planning
  • Performance and capactiy planning
  • Best Practices and industry standards
  • Beta testing of vendor products and solutions
  • Direct acces to vendor product teams and developers
  • Shared knowledge base for our customers through our
    consultants working onsite

Supported products and solutions:


  • IBM z15 Mainframe
  • System Z Capacity Studies
  • z/OS Linux Containers
  • OpenShift with KVM
  • IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center
  • POWER9 Platform
  • IBM Cloud™ Pak for Data
  • AIX
  • IBM i
  • Linux on IBM Power
    • Red Hat
    • SUSE
  • PowerVM
  • PowerKVM
  • PowerVC
  • Cognitive Computing

System Platforms

  • IBM – AIX, IBM i, Z/OS
  • Microsoft
  • VMware
  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware vCloud Suite
  • VMware Horizon
  • Red Hat
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat OpenShift
  • Red Hat Satellite Server
  • Red Hat CloudForms
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • SUSE
  • Citrix

Hyper-Converged / Converged Platforms

  • Cisco UCS
  • Dell EMC Hyper-Converged with Nutanix


  • IBM
    • DS8884
    • Spectrum Virtualize
    • v7000 Gen3 FlashCore
    • v7000 Gen2
    • Spectrum Accelerate (Software Defined Storage)
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Actifio
  • Cohesity Secondary Storage Platform


  • IBM
  • Brocade
  • Juniper
  • Cisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Dell Technologies


  • Brocade SAN Fabric
  • Cisco MDS 9148 Fabric


  • Business Analytics
  • IBM Cloud™ Pak for Data
  • IBM Cognos
  • Hadoop Cluster
  • Information Management
  • IBM DB2
  • SQL
  • Informix
  • IBM InfoSphere
  • IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Predictive Insights
  • Security Management
  • IBM Big Fix
  • Denodo Data Virtualization
  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • Centrify (Identity Management)
  • Storage and Data Management and Protection
  • IBM Spectrum Control
  • IBM Spectrum Protect
  • IBM Spectrum Insights
  • Integration & Optimization
  • IBM WebSphere

“When we evaluated business partners, we focused on who the resources were that we would work with, and what their approach was to the project plan. The team from Mainline really made us feel comfortable with their approach. We were undertaking both a data warehouse and business intelligence implementation concurrently, and we felt that Mainline had the best combination of a planned approach and the resources to make us successful.”

Kristen Anderson

Business Intelligence Manager, Educational Affiliates