VCE Drives Even Greater Levels of Convergence with New VCE Systems and Solutions to Further Simplify and Accelerate the Journey to the Cloud
New Vblock Systems Include All-Flash-Based Model;
New Integrated Solutions Converge Management and Orchestration Capabilities;
New Technology Extensions Expand Flexibility and Scalability
RICHARDSON, Texas – Oct. 6, 2014 – VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure systems, today unveiled new and updated Vblock Systems, integrated solutions and technology extensions to drive greater IT flexibility, agility and simplicity for enterprises and service providers globally. These systems and solutions broaden the VCE portfolio of turnkey converged infrastructures that transform customer data centers for private and hybrid clouds.
Customers will be able to order new Vblock Systems, including the new all-flash-based Vblock System 540 for mixed high-performance workloads, as well as factory-built and fully supported VCE Integrated Solutions and technology extensions that bring the VCE Experience to a broader range of industry-leading converged infrastructure offerings. The VCE Experience includes pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated VCE converged infrastructure solutions that are delivered and supported by VCE as a single product, with seamless component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle assurance and unified support across all components.
Converged infrastructure is quickly becoming recognized as the fastest route to realizing business value from next-generation cloud technologies. Industry analysts expect the integrated infrastructure category for integrated systems to grow at 43.2 percent CAGR to $11.2 billion in 2017, an increase from $3.6 billion in 20131. Industry analysts have named VCE the market share leader in integrated infrastructure systems, with the highest revenue of any other converged infrastructure vendor2.
“The IT industry continues to shift toward hybrid cloud computing models, which requires organizations to re-evaluate their approach for how to deliver IT services,” said Todd Pavone, executive vice president, product strategy and development, VCE. “Our new Vblock Systems, integrated solutions and technology extensions are a significant step forward in helping VCE customers prepare for the hybrid world, providing new options that help them simplify how they deploy and manage infrastructure while enabling innovation and operational efficiencies that can drive value back into their businesses.”
VCE Integrated Solutions for Cloud Management are new offerings that provide pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated software on Vblock Systems to simplify deployment and management of cloud computing.
Seamlessly integrated with Vblock Systems converged infrastructure and VCE Vision Intelligent Operations software, these out-of-the-box cloud foundation solutions support rapid, cost-effective implementation of private or hybrid cloud infrastructure with the lowest risk:
- The VCE Integrated Solution for Cloud Management with Cisco provides pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated software for IaaS and Vblock virtual resource provisioning based on Cisco UCS Director. This solution greatly simplifies the automation and provisioning of virtual data centers running on Vblock Systems with efficient allocation of compute, network and storage resources, enabling customers to focus on the development and delivery of innovative cloud services rather than manual processes and routine maintenance.
- The VCE Integrated Solution for Cloud Management with VMware provides pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated software from the VMware vRealize™ Suite management platform. This solution enables customers to automate the provisioning and orchestration of private and hybrid cloud environments to reduce time-consuming manual processes. The vRealize Suite also features intelligent operations, capacity, performance, configuration and log management, to provide infrastructure and application service quality, as well as full business management with automated service costing and analytics.
“VCE disrupted the IT infrastructure market, transitioning it from individual discreetly managed components to converged Vblock Systems that are engineered, sold and supported as a single system. The new Vblock System 540 enhances VCE’s lineup with flash storage in a multi-workload system to drive benefits such as application acceleration, agility, low latency, high performance while ensuring the pre-integrated experience customers expect from Vblock Systems.”
Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
“IT has become a key enabler for the healthcare industry. With the Vblock System as our private cloud, we’ve been able to boost application performance and availability, lower our total cost of ownership, as well as effectively serve our users’ demands and meet government regulations for healthcare programs. VCE’s detailed integration and expertise in converged infrastructure transformed our data center, and we believe the new VCE solutions can provide the same evolution for customers as they head into the next era of IT.”
Marivi Stuchinsky, Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Molina Healthcare
'Evolution1 delivers innovative healthcare software and payment solutions to millions of consumers in the US. We chose to deploy the Vblock System 540 to help simplify the infrastructure of our SaaS platforms while dramatically increasing scalability and performance. Due to the highly transactional nature of our SaaS platforms and stringent uptime requirements, it made perfect sense to move to an 'all-flash’ architecture to power our I/O intense workloads.'
Jesse Braasch, VP, Infrastructure & Operations at Evolution1
'As the Internet of Everything continues to gain momentum, customers are looking for complete solutions to unlock the full potential of the cloud. By combining VCE Vblock Systems and VCE Integrated Solution for Cloud Management built on Cisco's UCS Integrated Infrastructure including Nexus 9000 technologies, customers can quickly implement cloud strategies. We continue to collaborate closely with VCE to build integrated infrastructure solutions and enable customers to easily consume private and hybrid cloud capabilities.'
Jim McHugh, Vice President, Unified Computing Solutions Marketing, Cisco
“First generation converged infrastructure systems from VCE have proven their value in many global enterprises with EMC storage platforms underpinning their successful deployment. Today VCE has upped the ante again by introducing their newest Vblocks featuring EMC’s state of the art VMAX3 hybrid arrays for hyper-scale mixed workload environments along with the first-ever all-flash Vblock System 540 featuring EMC’s market-leading EMC XtremIO flash storage systems for consolidating high-performance workloads. VCE customers can further extend the versatility of their Vblock Systems to efficiently manage and support large VDI deployments or to build out enterprise data lakes for Big Data and Hadoop data analytics through newly integrated capabilities with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS solutions.'
Subbu Iyer, Senior Vice President, Global Product Marketing, EMC Corporation
“VMware’s longstanding partnership with VCE has empowered our customers to realize greater agility and flexibility in their IT infrastructure. With the new VCE Integrated Solution for Cloud Management with VMware, we are continuing to provide organizations with the ability to quickly automate, provision and orchestrate their private and hybrid cloud environments.”
Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware
VCE Vblock Systems 740, 540 and 240 are orderable today.
Vblock Integrated Solutions for Cloud Management with Cisco and VMware will be orderable within 90 days.
VCE technology extensions for EMC Isilon storage and Cisco UCS Computing will be orderable within 90 days.
VCE products and solutions are available globally from VCE and its network of solution provider partners.
- Cisco Blog: VCE Refreshes Vblock Portfolio with New Cisco UCS servers
- Cisco Blog: Next-Gen ACI ready VCE Vblock Systems Accelerate Journey to SDN and Cloud
- EMC Blog: Unpacking the Gems in VCE's Vblock Launch
- VMware Blog: New VCE Integrated Solution with vRealize Suite: Accelerating Customers’ Path to the Hybrid Cloud
- VCE Blog: Introducing Industry-Leading Innovations for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Needs
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1 IDC, Worldwide Integrated Systems 2014-2017 Forecast, March 2014 #246938
2 Gartner, Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, December 12, 2013