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New VCE VxRack Hyper-Converged System Delivers Fastest and Simplest Path to VMware Software-Defined Data Center

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VCE Provides More Choice; Speeds and Simplifies Journey to the Software-Defined Datacenter

RICHARDSON, Texas – August 31, 2015 VCE, the pioneer and worldwide leader in converged infrastructure, today announced it has expanded its innovative hyper-converged rackscale systems family with a new VCE VxRack System based on VMware EVO™ SDDC™. This new persona of VxRack enables IT organizations to quickly and cost effectively build and operate their cloud to realize the full benefits of a VMware software-defined data center (SDDC). Understanding that workloads have different requirements and customer environments vary, VCE is providing organizations more choice with the ability to map VxRack Systems to specific application environments.

The VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC is a turnkey hyper-converged system with VMware’s software factory-integrated with VCE’s pre-engineered, factory built hardware and management software. EVO SDDC provides storage, network and compute virtualization wrapped with advanced automation and management. The VxRack VMware EVO SDDC persona removes complexity to enable efficiency and faster realization of SDDC benefits and provides a flexible scale-out platform. This new VxRack System reinforces VCE’s leadership in the converged infrastructure space with the industry’s most comprehensive set of solutions - Vblocks, VxRacks and the VSPEX BLUE appliance - that help organizations accelerate and simplify their journey to the cloud.

VCE hyper-converged infrastructure with industry-leading lifecycle management delivers an unmatched VCE customer experience proven to reduce risk and deliver data center transformation. All VxRack Systems can leverage EMC software-defined storage and take advantage of the VCE Vscale™ Architecture and VCE Vision® software to provide consistent data center scale resource pooling with consistent converged operations and management. This unified data center architecture that spans multiple locations and geographies adds another critical dimension to scale and flexibility offered by VCE.

The VCE VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC enables enterprises and Service Providers to build an IaaS platform and VDI solutions based on a complete software-defined data center architecture and to enjoy ultimate simplicity, faster time-to-value and flexibility in scaling using software-defined storage and industry standard server hardware. VMware EVO SDDC Manager™ provides integrated lifecycle management of both hardware and software from initial bring-up to provisioning to upgrades and patching. This VxRack System is suitable for organizations that want cloud agility and efficiencies with improved economics and security. It is also ideal for those who intend to standardize on VMware cloud technologies and want a solid foundation for their SDDC or organizations wanting to simplify and automate data center operations for VMware-centric data centers.

“As IT budgets remain flat while the pace businesses are moving increases, IT organizations are turning to VCE converged infrastructure to transform their data centers to support growth. VCE software-defined hyper-converged VxRack Systems provide unparalleled flexibility enabled by a choice of software stacks that define the persona of the system. The new VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC simplifies the path to realize the full benefits of a VMware software-defined data center,” said Todd Pavone, VCE Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Development.

“Customers are transforming their data centers with integrated systems and cloud technologies to drive down IT capex and opex. VMware is focused on helping customers achieve this with the new VMware EVO SDDC solution that is a prescriptive set of software to build and manage a cloud. The innovative VCE VxRack hyper-converged rackscale system with factory integrated VMware EVO SDDC will make it simpler and more cost effective for organizations to embark on their journey to a fully software-defined data center,” said John Gilmartin, Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware.


'The new VCE VxRack System is an excellent solution for customers who want the speed and simplicity of a hyper-converged system combined with the integration expertise and ongoing support of VCE. By utilizing the foundational elements of VMware's software-defined data center, the VxRack provides IT organizations with a flexible, scale-out hyper converged solution that provides an accelerated path to hybrid cloud capabilities, while providing the investment protection businesses need as their application environments grow,' said Colm Keegan of ESG.

“CenturyLink offers a broad set of best-of-breed hybrid cloud solutions utilizing the VMware software stack, and VxRack, based on VMware EVO SDDC, will add to this strong portfolio. The factory integration of EVO SDDC on VxRack helps reduce the risks associated with building and scaling a solution based on this hyper-converged system,” said Marshal Whatley, Senior Director, Product Management, CenturyLink. 


The VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC will be orderable Q4 2015. Check out the VxRack at VCE’s booth #1015 at VMworld 2015 taking place Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.



VCE provides converged solutions that accelerate the adoption of cloud-based computing models for enterprises and service providers globally. As part of the EMC Federation, focused on enabling businesses and services providers to transform their operations through cloud computing, VCE’s industry-leading converged infrastructure dramatically simplifies IT. Through innovative products and services, VCE enables customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.


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Jennifer Dreyer
VCE Global Public Relations
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