Choosing the right combination of hardware and software for your data center can be a daunting task. You need powerful servers to run your applications in virtual machines, reliable storage to safely store your data and software to help you manage your infrastructure. Because your applications must run with little to no downtime, your infrastructure requires several components, some redundant, to maintain high availability: at least two virtual machine host servers, a management server, storage and switches to put the pieces together. Is there a simple and foolproof way to ensure you get the best hardware and software that all work together for your data center?