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VCE Simplifies Big Data With Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA®

Richardson, TX – February 21, 2013 – VCE, the leader in converged cloud infrastructure systems, today announced it is teaming with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to deliver SAP HANA® software pre-installed on an optimized and purpose-built Vblock™ Specialized System. Customers can deploy mission-critical systems that analyze and transact large amounts of data in real-time.

The Vblock™ Specialized System has been certified by SAP for running SAP HANA following extensive validation and testing. It enables the high levels of performance, scalability, flexibility and security that enterprises need to accelerate applications and business processes. The Vblock™ Specialized System includes SAP HANA software pre-installed on a single, standardized converged infrastructure system, enabling customers to bring SAP HANA into production with speed and reliability.

“Customers are increasingly focused on leveraging applications and data to differentiate their businesses and compete in the global marketplace,” said Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC. “By integrating SAP HANA software with VCE's Vblock converged infrastructure offering, customers can achieve the flexibility, resiliency and high performing infrastructure necessary to keep up with business demands more easily and cost effectively.'

“With SAP HANA pre-installed on Vblock Specialized Systems, customers can dramatically reduce the time needed to bring SAP HANA into production,” said Todd Pavone, Executive Vice President, Products, VCE. “VCE’s unique system lifecycle assurance significantly lowers ongoing cost of operations and allows customers to focus on business innovation rather than maintaining infrastructure.”

About VCE

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 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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