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VCE Strengthens Executive Team to Accelerate Growth

Richardson, TX – January 10, 2012 – VCE today appointed two industry veterans to leadership roles. Nina Hargus will assume the role of Chief Marketing Officer and Kristi Hummel joins as VP of Human Resources. Both women will play an integral role on Chief Executive Officer Praveen Akkiraju’s leadership team as the company continues to advance IT transformation and the Converged Infrastructure market.

Hargus is an 11-year veteran of EMC, where she most recently served as Vice President of Global Services Marketing. She has an accomplished track record at EMC for driving strategic solutions and services. Prior to joining EMC, Hargus held roles in marketing, product management and engineering planning at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Hummel also joins VCE from investor-company EMC, where she led Human Resources Strategy & Operations. In that role she drove the strategy for HR transformation as well as Global Employment Branding and HR Communications initiatives. Prior to that, Hummel was responsible for providing thought leadership and talent strategies for more than 7000 employees in EMC's Professional Services business.

VCE technologies enable companies and organizations to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing.  VCE™ Vblock™ Systems bring together leading technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single, integrated and pre-configured converged infrastructure system with seamless support.

Ten of the world’s top 15 telecommunications companies utilize Vblock Systems and nearly 600 customers worldwide have deployed Vblock Systems with a representative list available on

Executive Quotes:
Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
'Customers have validated VCE’s vision taking us to a converged infrastructure leadership position in three short years.  We are strengthening our executive team to support our next phase of growth in this high opportunity market.  I am confident that the expertise and passion of these two accomplished leaders will further enable VCE success.'

About VCE

VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company 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 System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged 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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