Press Release

Esri ArcGIS Now Certified on VCE Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms

Redlands, California – December12, 2011 – Esri's ArcGIS system has been certified with the VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platform, and Esri is now part of the VCE independent software vendor (ISV) program. Vblock platforms bring together best-of-breed technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware into a prepackaged, prevalidated converged infrastructure system. Esri's certification will accelerate the deployment of on-premises private cloud solutions with mapping and geospatial analysis capabilities.

VCE solutions speed the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models. VCE's Vblock Infrastructure Platform combines computer, network, storage, virtualization, and management technologies into prepackaged units of easily redeployable infrastructure. The geospatial analysis capabilities of ArcGIS will help organizations using Vblock platforms address social, economic, business, and environmental issues from local to global scales.

The certification will help Esri and VCE offer fully integrated GIS/IT private cloud solutions for the financial, public sector, retail, education, health care, manufacturing, and utility markets. ArcGIS system administrators will be able to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization and converged infrastructure technologies provided by three world-class corporations—Cisco, EMC, and VMware. Administrators can manage their environments using service profile templates and an automation engine specifically designed for the Vblock platform, which greatly simplifies provisioning and configuring ArcGIS instances on blades and servers.

“VCE represents the next evolution of IT and is accelerating the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models,' said Todd Pavone, executive vice president, Products and Solutions, VCE. 'The testing and certification efforts with Esri will help our mutual customers deploy innovative solutions and simplify their IT environments.”

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 platform, 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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