Press Release

VCE Helps Government Agencies Embrace the Cloud

RICHARDSON, TX and WASHINGTON D.C. – July 26, 2011 – VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company announces its support for the TechAmerica Federal CLOUD² Commission report which was officially released today in Washington D.C. at the National Press Club. The TechAmerica CLOUD² Commission, is a group of over 70 thought leaders from industry, government and academia brought together to generate recommendations for accelerating adoption of cloud technologies in the US Government. At the request of the Office of Management and Budget and the US Department of Commerce, the federal cloud commission was formed earlier this year and co-chaired by Michael Capellas, Chairman and CEO of VCE, and Mark Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com.

“Cloud computing is transforming the IT landscape,” said Michael Capellas, Chairman and CEO of VCE and Co-Chair of the Commission. “I am proud to say that the Commission really took this mission seriously. In the end, we clearly identified barriers to cloud adoption and recommended a set of actions that are certain to drive efficiencies and increased security into Federal infrastructure, which ultimately will drive US job growth and further position US technology leadership in cloud computing.”

The CLOUD² Commission report focuses on four key areas critical to expansion of cloud computing growth and success: Trust, Transnational Data Flows, Transparency and Transformation. Over the last several months the commission conducted various interviews, analyzed past reports and identified a set of recommendations for each area including why the action is needed, how it should be implemented, who should implement it and what benefits should be expected.

Please visit www.vce.com or www.techamericafoundation.org for more detailed information on the report, a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide, and the CLOUD² Commission.

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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