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The World's Most AdvancedConverged Infrastructure

VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for enterprises and service providers globally. Through its leading Vblock Systems, VCE delivers the industry’s only true converged infrastructure, leveraging Cisco compute and network technology, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization and virtualization management. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings and application development environments, enabling customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

Executive Team

VCE has brought together experienced technology leaders to manage all aspects of the company. Working together, they are driving a vision for the next generation data center and the future of IT.

  • Praveen Akkiraju Chief Executive Officer
  • Tim Page Chief Operating Officer
  • Tony Coffey VP, Global Operations
  • Nina Hargus Chief Marketing Officer
  • Kristi Hummel SVP, Human Resources
  • Trey Layton Chief Technology Officer
  • Brian J. Miller EVP, Global Services
  • John Palmer Chief Information Officer
  • Todd J. Pavone EVP, Product Strategy & Development
  • Robert J. Taccini Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Thurmond SVP, Global Sales
  • Craig P. Zajac General Counsel
Praveen Akkiraju Chief Executive Officer

Praveen Akkiraju has been the Chief Executive Officer of VCE since joining the company in 2012. Under his leadership, VCE has consistently grown 50%+ year-over-year to reach $2B in revenues in 5 years. Today, the company is the clear leader in the dynamic Converged Infrastructure segment, a market VCE defined and established since its inception in 2009. Akkiraju and his team are passionate about delivering innovative Converged Infrastructure solutions with unparalleled customer experience. As a key member of EMC’s federation of companies, VCE is focused on transforming Data Center infrastructure and enabling its customers’ journey to the hybrid cloud. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and more than 62,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.

Since starting his career in the early days of the Internet revolution, Akkiraju shaped the evolution of the Internet developing key products such as the CSR-1 and ASR 9K during his time at Cisco Systems. In his most recent role there, Akkiraju successfully led businesses across both the enterprise and service provider market segments. He was responsible for setting the direction for Cisco’s $5 billion+ enterprise access business, and developing next generation network and WiFi platforms with integrated security and application awareness capabilities. His previous roles included Vice President and General Manager of the service provider infrastructure businesses, where he was instrumental in defining the product direction and strategy for Cisco’s Core, Mobile & Broadband Edge business.

Akkiraju holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Council at the non-profit Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education (IISME).

Tim Page Chief Operating Officer

Tim Page is Chief Operating Officer of VCE. Page and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models.

Page has spent over 20 years in the high tech industry and has held many global direct, channel, and alliance positions relating to software sales, ERP sales, storage sales and service sales. Page previously spent 11 years at EMC where he was most recently Vice President of the Global Alliance Group with a focus on the System Integrators, Outsourcers and Federal System Integrators. Page also held management positions in various areas of EMC’s Sales, Channel, and Alliance organizations including Vice President the Telecom Equipment Manufacturers and Outsourcing Sales, Director of OEM sales, Director of the Service Provider group (.coms), Director of Vertical Sales, and Director of Channel Sales.

Prior to joining EMC, Tim worked for Informix Software, Raytheon (acquired through the United Engineers acquisition) and a number of global positions within the ERP and services market.

Page is a graduate of Cedarville College in Ohio.

Tony Coffey VP, Global Operations

Tony Coffey is VP of Global Operations. He leads the team responsible for sales operations, sales support, business process design and VCE strategic planning. Coffey and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models.

Prior to VCE, Coffey worked for five years at Cerberus Capital, a global Private Equity firm. As the Lead Operations Executive at Cerberus, Tony was responsible for leading operational planning and due diligence on potential targets. He led more than 30 due diligences, primarily in the technology services and health care industries, which resulted in more than $1 billion of investment.

Prior to Cerberus, Coffey worked for eight years at EMC Corporation. In his last role at EMC, Coffey was the Sr. Director of Corporate Development, where he led operational due diligence and acquisition integration. At EMC, he also held leadership positions in OEM sales, Strategic Planning and Channels. Before joining EMC, Coffey worked as a consultant at Booz-Allen Hamilton.

Coffey earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and his engineering degree from Purdue University.

Nina Hargus Chief Marketing Officer

Nina Hargus is VCE’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading the team responsible for all aspects of Marketing VCE products, solutions and services.

Hargus and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Hargus joins VCE from EMC, where she led the Global Services Marketing organization and was responsible for driving all marketing activity for EMC’s $4.5 billion services arm. In this role, she unified the marketing of multiple lines of business, led the marketing integration and branding of five Global Services acquisitions, and helped shift the portfolio toward strategic services to spearhead EMC’s transformational agenda. Hargus previously held senior management positions in EMC’s Global Alliances and Channel Marketing organizations.

Prior to EMC, Hargus held a variety of roles in Engineering, Marketing, and Product Line Management at Data General, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Hargus is a graduate of Wellesley College and attended the MIT Sloan Executive Education program. She is an active board member at ITSMA.

Kristi Hummel SVP, Human Resources

Kristi Hummel is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at VCE. She leads the team responsible for recruitment, training, performance management, professional development and employee services.

Hummel and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Prior to VCE Hummel was VP of Human Resources Operations with EMC where she drove the strategy for HR transformation as well as Global Employment Branding and HR Communications initiatives. Previously, she was responsible for providing thought leadership and talent strategies for the 7,000+ employees in EMC's Professional Services business, and led HR activities for several M&A integrations. Prior to EMC, Hummel was the HR leader for several successful IT startups. Hummel holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from Babson University.

Trey Layton Chief Technology Officer

Trey Layton is Chief Technology Officer of VCE. He is responsible for guiding VCE’s product strategy, development direction and industry thought leadership. Layton and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Layton was named to his current position in 2011. He joined VCE in 2010 to build and lead VCE’s worldwide service provider, channels and public sector sales engineering efforts. Prior to VCE, Layton was employed by NetApp, where he was a key contributor to NetApp’s virtualization and secure multi-tenancy offerings. Layton’s previous experience also includes positions at Cisco Systems where he served in various engineering roles, establishing strong competencies in networking, security, voice, virtualization and data center solutions. At Cisco, he spent much of the 1990s leading sales and services engineering teams of regional and national partners focused on data center and virtualization practices.

Layton’s 20 year career began in the US Army, building and operating some of the US military’s first digital image analysis platforms for United States Central Command (USCENTCOM).

Brian J. Miller EVP, Services

Brian Miller is Executive Vice President of Global Services at VCE. He leads a team that provides comprehensive professional and customer support services for VCE systems. Miller and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models.

Miller has over 28 years of extensive product and services development experience in the high tech electronics and information technology industries. Prior to joining VCE, he was Vice President of EMC Global Storage Managed Services, a business which he largely pioneered and developed for EMC.

Prior to EMC, Miller was Infrastructure Business Development Manager and Director of Global Alliances for Perot Systems. He has also held a number of senior program management, department management and design engineering positions at Raytheon Systems.

Miller has an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas, and a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.

John Palmer Chief Information Officer

John Palmer is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at VCE. Palmer leads a global team responsible for assessing, delivering and maintaining VCE’s internal IT systems.

Prior to joining VCE, Palmer spent 16 years at EMC where he held several executive positions including, Head of Global Channel Sales Alliances into Cisco, VMware and VCE, VP of Corporate IT, CIO at Legato Systems, General Manager of EMC’s SMB backup business, and VP of US Channel Sales at EMC Iomega. Prior to EMC, Palmer enjoyed extensive management consulting roles with both Accenture and KPMG.

A former United States Marine Corps Captain, Palmer is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University. Additionally, Palmer has successfully completed leadership forums at the Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Todd J. Pavone EVP, Product Strategy & Development

Todd Pavone is Executive Vice President of Product Strategy and Development at VCE. He is responsible for product engineering, product management, product marketing, solutions and technology alliances. Pavone and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Pavone joined VCE from EMC where he was responsible for the engineering, marketing and go to market of EMC’s solutions portfolio. This included identifying and incubating new businesses and solutions across multiple vertical, application and infrastructure areas. Pavone was also responsible for EMC’s Customer Quality program across all of EMC’s business units and managed EMC’s global Executive Briefing Centers. A 10-year veteran of EMC, Pavone also held a number of other positions at EMC including Vice President, Global Services & EMC Consulting. In this role, he was responsible for the consulting and solution integration services, a 1000+ person organization within EMC’s Global Services organization. He also drove three key acquisitions into EMC that have resulted in the creation of the Application Practice, and was responsible for its day-to-day operations.

Pavone is a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., and holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems.

Robert J. Taccini Chief Financial Officer

Bob Taccini is Chief Financial Officer for VCE and has been with the company since it was formed in 2009. He oversees the company’s worldwide Finance, IT and facilities operations. Bob and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Taccini has over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Previously he was the Vice President of Business Operations Finance at Cisco Systems, Inc., where he led a Finance organization supporting over 30,000 employees in Cisco’s Development and Operations organizations. Taccini also served as a member of the Commercial Business and Quality Councils.

He joined Cisco in 1995 as part of the LightStream Corporation acquisition and worked in several leadership positions throughout his tenure at Cisco. Taccini also held leadership positions at Concord Data Systems and Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. He started his career in public accounting at KPMG.

Taccini earned B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance from Babson College, and a M.S. from Bentley College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA, California Society of CPA’s and Financial Executives International. Taccini also serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Valley.

Mark Thurmond SVP, Global Sales

Mark Thurmond is the Senior Vice President, Global Sales of VCE, and is a member of the CEO’s Senior Leadership Team.

As SVP, Global Sales, Mark is responsible for all aspects of VCE’s Sales organization from strategy, go-to-market, channels, to executing against the revenue goals of the company. Additionally, Mark leads the critically important effort in collaborating for success across the broader EMC Federation.

Prior to joining VCE, he most recently was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he was responsible for the division’s go-to-market strategies and execution, and achieving RSA’s revenue goals.

Mark has an extensive background and was instrumental to the growth of other key areas of EMC. Specifically, he held numerous executive positions, notably as Vice President of EMC’s Back-up, Recovery and Archiving (BURA) Sales, and Vice President & Co-General Manager of the Centera Business unit where he had responsibility for Worldwide Sales, Channels and ISV relationships.

Prior to EMC, he worked for Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a leading provider of product life cycle management software solutions. Mark held numerous executive sales management positions throughout the US, Europe and Asia, and helped drive the company’s revenue from $300 million to $1 billion while he was there.

Mark has over 18 years of experience in the high tech industry, a proven track record of transforming sales organizations.

Mark holds a BA in Psychology from Hofstra University.

Craig Zajac General Counsel

Craig Zajac is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of VCE. Zajac has been with the company since its inception in 2009 and is responsible for worldwide legal, ethics, security, privacy and compliance activities and policies of VCE and each of its subsidiaries. Zajac and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. 

Prior to joining VCE, Zajac spent six years as a senior attorney at EMC where he was lead counsel for EMC's Global Channels, Global Alliances and Storage Managed Services business units. Zajac also served as managing counsel of RSA Security, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC. Zajac previously held a number of in-house legal roles representing various technology companies, including Renaissance Worldwide, Inc., Prime Response, Inc., and Chordiant Software, Inc.

Zajac is a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA., and St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.



VCE global customers span a variety of industries and use cases. Here are a few of the businesses and organizations that are benefiting from Vblock® Systems.

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8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. Service Provider

8X8 is a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration services

8x8 made a strategic decision to expand its target market to larger enterprise and government customers. This required the deployment of a new, more robust infrastructure that could offer enterprise-class reliability as well as ease of use. The company found a solution in VCE Vblock Systems.

Vblock Systems represent the platinum standard for tier-one business applications and provide businesses with the confidence to entrust mission-critical applications to the cloud.

- Bryan Martin, Chairman and CEO, 8x8, Inc.
A. Duie Pyle Transportation

A. Duie Pyle, Inc., is a premier provider of asset- and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast U.S.

IT demands had been expanding exponentially to keep pace with the company’s rapid growth and success, creating major challenges for the IT team. A. Duie Pyle chose VCE as part of a multifaceted solution that included Vblock Data Protection. The Vblock Systems platform is being used to run the company’s entire infrastructure.

We were stuck in this upgrade cycle, continually replacing one component after another within our infrastructure. The advanced converged infrastructure of Vblock Systems gives us breathing room. It makes us more cost-efficient and lets us concentrate on adding value to the business.

— Michael McGlade Manager, Systems and Operations, A. Duie Pyle
AltaLink Utility

AltaLink is Alberta's largest transmission company, supplying electricity to more than 85% of Alberta's population.

Alberta's growing population and thriving economy created increased power demand, requiring AltaLink to continually add and upgrade transmission lines and substations to ensure reliable service and minimize outages. By consolidating its multivendor legacy systems onto a Vblock System, AltaLink has increased business agility with a virtualized converged infrastructure.

With Vblock Systems, we're able to deploy resources for new business projects faster than ever before on our IBM infrastructure.

- Matt Laba, Manager of Enterprise Architecture, AltaLink
Apollo Education Group Education

Apollo Education Group offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels.

As Apollo consolidated its cloud-based IT environment, its teams implemented a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to meet the growing demands of its institutions and other subsidiaries. With the deployment of 6 Vblock Systems in 2 data centers, Apollo’s IT group improved its flexibility and increased efficiencies to better serve students looking for differentiated learning opportunities.

VCE's Vscale Architecture allows us the flexibility of using the cloud to best serve our students, faculty practitioners, support service teams and other operational leaders. This flexibility creates a state we want to be in and we believe VCE will get us there.

- Michael Sajor, Chief Information Officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Asyaport Shipping

Turkey’s largest port ensures always-on operations

Assures 100% uptime for one of Turkey’s largest and most modern logistics operations with the lowest cost.

Virtualization, server, network, and storage in a converged infrastructure has decreased our TCO and increased our speed. Only needing one specialist to manage our data center means rapid payback. We don’t waste time managing; the system manages itself.

— Semra Karaca IT Operations
Canadian Pacific Transportation

Headquartered in Calgary, Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway operating in Canada and the U.S., with direct links to eight major ports.

Canadian Pacific Railroad wanted to more effectively manage costs, streamline processes, and be more responsive to its customers to grow its share of profitable intermodal traffic and other business. With Vblock Systems from VCE the railroad has dramatically improved system-wide operations and customer responsiveness while reducing IT costs.

For us, Vblock Systems are an ideal solution. We have one infrastructure from one business partner on one platform. It's made it very easy.

- Mike Redeker, Vice President and CIO Canadian Pacific
Canopy Service Provider

Canopy is the Atos, EMC, and VMware joint venture focused on cloud computing

Standardizing on VCE Vblock Systems enabled Canopy to build secure, reliable, ease to manage cloud infrastructure that serves as a platform to offer IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to enterprise global customers and governments.

The Vblock System is our platform of choice for customers seeking a private cloud solution installed on or off the premises. …It’s all integrated. It’s all packaged. And it’s so simple to mount applications on.

— Jacques Pommeraud, Canopy CEO
City of Denton Government

The City of Denton is the 11th largest city of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

With a VCE Vblock System City of Denton deployed a disaster recovery infrastructure in weeks versus months while delivering 300-plus percent performance improvement for critical applications.

The Vblock System can handle three times the performance required by our ArcGIS application. That headroom is important as Denton’s population and consumption of services grows and puts more demand on our IT infrastructure.

— Kevin Gunn, Director of Technology Services, City of Denton
Cobweb Solutions Government

Cobweb Solutions provides hosted IT services to more than 6000 European customers, ranging from two-person businesses to large enterprises.

Cobweb engaged MTI, a member of the Vblock Partner Ecosystem, to recommend and implement an advanced data center infrastructure to meet its business and technical goals. MTI recommended pre-integrated Vblock Infrastructure Platforms as the basis for a flexible hosting platform for applications as a service.

What appealed to us most about Vblock Infrastructure Platforms is the ability to add capacity in modular pieces, on demand.

- Julian Dyer, Chief Technology Officer, Cobweb Solutions Ltd.
Columbia Sportswear Retail

Columbia Sportswear Company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear.

Columbia's aging ERP infrastructure could no longer keep up with growth of its business. The company's supply chain process was no longer efficient and its infrastructure had become complex and difficult to support. Columbia consolidated operations on Vblock Systems, boosting performance and scalability while improving efficiency and simplifying administration.

The SAP modules running on Vblock Systems are screaming fast and far exceeded our performance expectations. With our critical SAP applications on the resilient Vblock Systems, back by VCE's universal, single-call support, we rest easy knowing that the crown jewels of our IT infrastructure are protected in the best way possible.

- Michael Leeper, Senior Manager, IT Engineering, Columbia Sportswear Company.
Crédit Agricole Finance

Crédit Agricole is a French network of cooperative and mutual banks comprising the 39 Crédit Agricole Regional Banks.

Crédit Agricole, the biggest retail bank in France and one of the largest financial services groups in Europe, is undergoing a business transformation. The bank needed a partner that could accelerate cloud adoption and an infrastructure that could deliver results quickly. It found the match in VCE and Vblock Systems.

This new model will completely transform the industry, and it's the early adopters that will gain the most benefit. That's why Vblock Systems are now our data center standard throughout the business.

- Alain Deschenes, Group CIO and Industrialization Officer, Crédit Agricole
CSC Service Provider

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions.

CSC, a Fortune 150 systems integrator, relies on Vblock Systems to deliver cloud solutions optimized for business-critical enterprise applications.

VCE is more than a vendor. They stand alongside us in the field with unified pre-sales and post-sales support, and work with us through every stage of solution development. When our customers see our close partnership with VCE, it gives them confidence in our cloud offerings and makes us stronger competitively.

— Siki Giunta, Vice President, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC
Equalit Public Sector

Equalit is a shared service center specializing in ICT services for local government in the Netherlands

A Vblock System 340 supports Equalit’s strategy to adopt innovative technology to improve the cost and performance of its services. The converged infrastructure serves a mixed workload environment for a wide range of applications utilized by seven local government authorities.

Equalit’s core value is to reduce dependencies and cost while improving quality. VCE helps us to do just that, with its robust and cost-effective Vblock System, which enables us to concentrate on our application services to local government.

— Willem Zwijger, General Manager, Equalit
HealthEast Care System Healthcare

HealthEast Care System is the largest, locally owned healthcare organization in the East Metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The nonprofit, faith-based system includes four hospitals in addition to outpatient services, primary and specialty care clinics, home care, and medical transportation services.

A Vblock 720 serves as the Target Platform for HealthEast’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, in addition to supporting more than 300 other applications to deliver a full continuum of care. Having a production-capable Vblock 720 in a secondary data center allows HealthEast to completely fail over to that location in the event of a disaster.

We now have our server and storage environment engineered five years out, plus a five-year total cost of ownership that’s projected to be 30% lower than before. So we know what our long-term expenses are going to be. The Vblock Systems have made our life better in so many ways.

— Lou Gallagher, Systems Director, HealthEast Care System
IDS Service Provider

Integrated Data Storage is a data center technology integrator and cloud services provider based in Chicago, IL.

IDC developed an Infrastructure as a Service offering built on Vblock Systems so the company can bring cloud solutions to customers without them having to invest in their own data centers.

The most attractive aspect of VCE has been the pre-tested, pre-validated solutions, which allow us to deliver solutions to clients in a systematic manner, fault-proof manner and ultimately the integrated support that’s there inherent in VCE Vblock solutions.

— Matt Massick, CEO, IDS
Insight Enterprises, Inc. Service Provider

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions to business and government clients worldwide.

Recognizing that converged infrastructure is transforming the marketplace, Insight looked for the best solution to position the company to take advantage of the explosive growth and chose VCE Vblock Systems.

We chose Vblocks from VCE because we had already had a lot of success selling VCE into our markets. We like that it’s not a reference architecture, but instead it’s a validated, tested architecture. Our customers can be confident knowing that all the pieces are already in place. They’ve been tested and validated by VCE, a name they can trust.

— Russell Temple, Director of Data Center Practice Group, Insight
IO Service Provider

IO is a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services, and solutions that enable businesses and governments to intelligently control their information.

By combining its software, power, and cooling with the Vblock platform’s best-of-breed technologies, IO is able to quickly deploy a completely pre-integrated and tested data center, whether it’s hosted in an IO facility or delivered to a customer site on the other side of the planet.

We’re working with Fortune 500 customers who take their infrastructure extremely seriously, so we needed a solid foundation for building our data center solutions and intelligent cloud offerings. Based on our knowledge of the IT industry, we didn’t feel there was a stronger competitor at the tier-one enterprise level that could match the virtualization, industry-leading uptime, scalability, and rapid deployment capabilities of the Vblock platforms. It was a natural fit to support our business goals and jump-start our cloud offerings.

- Kevin Malik, CIO, IO
KPIT Cummins Manufacturing

KPIT Cummins is a leading technology solutions provider for global manufacturing corporations.

As a rapidly expanding organization, KPIT Cummins infrastructure requirements were changing. With new employees joining on a daily basis, the demands placed on the IT team had increased and complexity was growing. After evaluating several solutions from leading IT vendors, KPIT Cummins chose the Vblock platform from VCE.

After witnessing the successful performance of the Vblock platform in the POC, we were convinced that VCE would deliver against our requirements.

- Mandar Marulkar, Head of IT and Chief Information Security Officer, KPIT Cummins
Mississippi Community College Board Education

The Mississippi Community College Board is the coordinating organization for Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) wanted to leverage server virtualization, but its aging physical infrastructure was slowing adoption. Rather than update infrastructure elements sequentially, MCCB was able to fast-forward its enterprise-wide upgrade and virtualization strategy with Vblock Systems.

With VCE and the Vblock platform, we're not dealing with multiple vendors. It's a different model that translates into saving time and money.

- Ray Smith, Assistant Executive Director for Technology, MCCB
Molina Healthcare Healthcare

Molina Healthcare is a managed healthcare services provider located in Long Beach, CA.

Molina ran a distributed infrastructure with separate storage, networking and compute environments. Deployment of new systems often took two months, making it difficult to ramp up capacity quickly as processing demand grew. Since deploying the Vblock Systems, Molina has become more agile in responding to growth while increasing application performance and availability.

We’re more competitive because we can provision new infrastructure right away and handle spikes in processing loads by the states without burdening our engineers. Our partnership with VCE has been very powerful. Everyone from engineers to professional managers is a member of our team and meets our expectations 110 percent.

— Marivi Stuchinsky, Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Molina Healthcare.
Old Dutch Food

Old Dutch Foods delivers a broad selection of snack foods to retailers in the Upper Midwest states and across Canada. Customers include grocery and convenience stores, mass merchandisers, and vending machine operators that carry the company’s wide-ranging products from potato and tortilla chips to pretzels and popcorn.

To ensure that its products are as fresh as possible when they reach consumers, Old Dutch invested in two Vblock 300 family platforms to run Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One ERP, and Oracle Essbase for business intelligence. They built a second data center as a co-location for backup and recovery using Avamar and Recoverpoint.

If we had an IT outage, our plants would come to a halt. Within hours, all inventories would have to be scrapped. That represents a significant amount of money. The two Vblock Systems allow our plants to stay up and running.

— Gary Bimson, Network Manager, Old Dutch Foods
PAETEC Telecommunications

PAETEC was a Fortune 1000 telecommunications company headquartered in Perinton, NY. Windstream Communications acquired PAETEC in 2011.

The communications solutions provider gained flexibility and simplified IT operations with a new cloud platform built on VCE Vblock Systems.

The VCE vision matches our plans for our business services suite. There is great thought and leadership on both sides of the equation. The power of this VCE relationship is in how much we can help customers solve issues today.

— John Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of PAETEC Software Division
Purdue Pharma Healthcare

Purdue Pharma is a privately held pharmaceutical company located in Stamford, CT.

Purdue’s computing environment was complex and its lean IT staff was finding it difficult to keep up with the growing business demands. With Vblock Systems, Purdue improved data center efficiency and lowered IT costs.

It’s great to have two different perspectives—ours and VCE’s—on any issues, with the whole team working together to resolve them as quickly as possible.

— Stephen Rayda, Chief Technology Officer, Purdue Pharma L.P.
Raymond James Finance

Raymond James Financial is a diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities.

Raymond James needed a solution that they could have on the floor very quickly. Having a long time relationship with EMC, Cisco and Vmware, Raymond James believed that VCE could make that happen. The Vblock Systems delivered, having migrated 350 of their servers in less than 30 days.

We no longer have to spend hours and hours reseraching what versions of what firmware go with storage or network or servers. VCE provides all of that for us.

- Lisa Huston, Senior Manager, Platforms, Raymond James
Rosetta Stone Software

Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns

Rosetta Stone chose VCE Vblock Systems as a key enabler to moving to a software as a service business model.

The results for this implementation will be able to move with the speed of the company. We need to be able to scale and deploy as fast as the company wants to.

— Seth Roach, Head of Data Center Services Division, Rosetta Stone
SAIC Service Provider

SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. 

Vblock Infrastructure Platforms power SAIC's Smart Grid as a Service. The agility of the private cloud infrastructure enables cost-effective, rapid scaling to support one million meters.

With the Vblock solution, we are offering a private cloud with true data segmentation, rich applications, and all the security of a private environment, but at a significantly lower cost via a shared infrastructure.

- Erik Naugle, vice president, SAIC
Skyscape Service Provider

Skyscape is the service provider of choice for Assured Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector

Founded in 2011, Skyscape Cloud Services saw a new market opportunity in a UK government initiative to leverage cloud computing to address IT efficiency and quality of service. VCE was instrumental in helping Skyscape secure government procurement framework status and win significant new business in just 10 months.

In the 1980s the automotive industry showed that by designing quality upfront, you get quality at scale. Essentially we’re applying this approach to cloud, so the underlying infrastructure has to provide very strong orchestration and automation capabilities. And that’s exactly what we got from VCE.

— Simon Hansford, CTO, Skyscape
Sonda Service Provider

SONDA is a Latin American leader in IT services

Sonda offers innovative cloud computing services in Latin America with VCE's Vblock infrastructure platform

Not all clouds are the same, and for that reason, SONDA has chosen the Vblock architecture for its new offer of cloud computing, as it is an architecture designed specifically for the cloud that meets the levels of security, availability and performance that our customers need.

— Sergio Rademacher, Business Manager of Cloud Computing, SONDA.
Switch Service Provider

Switch is the largest commercially available, independent technology business ecosystem in the world.

Switch and more than a dozen of its customers have deployed approximately 35 Vblock Systems within the Switch SuperNAP. Switch and its customers are using the dynamic pools of resources that can be intelligently provisioned and managed to readily meet a variety of challenges.

VCE represents a unique new infrastructure in the technology ecosystem. For companies that have high availability workloads, need to meet demanding SLAs, or are embarking on a virtualization journey, VCE is doing it better than anyone.

— Jason Mendenhall, Executive Vice President, Cloud, Switch
Tyler Independent School District Education

Tyler Independent School District is a public school district based in Tyler, Texas.

The Tyler Independent School District was caught in the financial vice of having thousands of old computers, which were in desperate need of replacement, while losing significant state education funding. A Vblock System running Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software from VMware offered the district a new path forward.

I hear from my engineering group regularly about how happy they are with the Vblock, how easy it is to work with, and how well it works.

- John Orbaugh, Director of Technology, Tyler Independent School District
University of San Diego Education

The University of San Diego is a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego, California.

As the university looked closely at its growing IT infrastructure, there were serious concerns that IT complexity was adding unnecessary cost and slowing delivery of critical services to support academic excellence. With the Vblock Systems, USD can quickly deploy infrastructure resources wherever they're needed.

Vblock Systems have provided a strategic way to deploy state-of-the-art technology that has reduced our costs, accelerated deployment of IT projects and delivered a great level of service to the academic community. For us, that's a real competitive advantage.

— Christopher W. Wessells, Vice Provost and CIO, University of San Diego
Xerox Service Provider

Xerox Business Services provides flexible IT services to fortune 1000 companies, government organizations and the SMB market.

As the market for cloud services expanded, Xerox Business Services saw an opportunity to develop new services and enter new markets. To do this, they needed an infrastructure that offered the performance that clients would need and the ease of management they would need to quickly on-board new applications.

Xerox Business Services had been working with Cisco, EMC and VMware for a long time. But being able to build on pre-integrated Vblock Systems enabled us to more rapidly address the booming and global cloud market.

— Steve Houser, Xerox Business Services Chief Technology Officer of cloud services and engineering


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