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VCE To Expand Vblock Systems With EMC Isilon And EMC XtremIO

VCE Will Fully Integrate and Support EMC Isilon and EMC XtremIO Technology Extensions, Enabling Scale-out VDI and Enterprise Data Lakes for New and Existing Vblock Systems

RICHARDSON, Texas – July 8, 2014 –VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure systems, today announced that it will offer Vblock Systems with EMC® Isilon® for scale-out VDI and Hadoop analytics through new technology extensions for EMC Isilon and EMC XtremIO™. VCE will fully integrate and support EMC Isilon and EMC XtremIO as options for new and existing Vblock Systems, bringing the VCE Experience to customers deploying scale-out VDI and enterprise data lakes.

Vblock Systems are the industry’s leading pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated converged infrastructures for cloud environments, enabling transformative data center agility, simplicity and economics to enterprises and service providers worldwide. The VCE Experience includes Vblock Systems that are delivered and supported by VCE as a single product, with seamless component-level updates, lifecycle management and end-to-end vendor accountability.

VCE will now extend these benefits to EMC Isilon and EMC XtremIO, expanding the pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated Vblock portfolio with full support from VCE to address two emerging industry trends:

  • Enterprise scale-out VDI: Vblock Systems technology extensions bring the VCE Experience to EMC Isilon by fully integrating and supporting it with Vblock Systems for Extreme Applications, which is designed for desktop virtualization and features EMC XtremIO. This will deliver scale-out storage capabilities for desktop images (flash) and user and profile data (NAS), enabling secure VDI environments that are faster, easier to deploy and manage, and more cost-effective. Vblock Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications have gained strong customer traction and deliver an uncompromising user experience for massive-scale VDI deployments. VCE will also offer EMC XtremIO all-flash arrays as add-ons for existing Vblock System deployments.
  • Enterprise scale-out data lakes: Vblock Systems technology extensions also bring the VCE Experience to EMC Isilon for big data environments. Vblock Systems technology extensions deliver native Hadoop (HDFS) integration, with the ability to support multiple Hadoop distributions and versions. The highly flexible architecture of EMC Isilon enables other enterprise applications to readily use Hadoop data while eliminating the need to manually move data around or invest in a separate, stand-alone infrastructure such as DAS.

“VCE leads the industry in helping customers transform their data centers for the cloud through Vblock Systems and the VCE Experience,” said Todd Pavone, executive vice president, product strategy & development, VCE. “We are now extending this experience to next-generation VDI and enterprise data lakes to accelerate and simplify customer adoption of these game-changing technologies.”


VCE Vblock Systems technology extension for EMC Isilon is expected to be orderable in Q3 2014. Vblock Systems technology extension for EMC XtremIO is expected to be orderable in Q4 2014.

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VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock systems, delivers the industry's only true converged infrastructure systems, 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, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure.


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This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.