Press Release

VCE Holds Worldwide Partner Town Hall Meeting

RICHARDSON, TEXAS – October 4, 2011 – VCE today detailed new partner initiatives at a worldwide partner town hall webcast hosted by VCE President Frank Hauck. Hauck acknowledged the efforts and evolution of VCE’s growing partner community this year in driving market and revenue growth, and highlighted VCE partner program milestones including:

  • A standardized order process for Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms that now flows through VCE distribution partners.
  • The training of more than 1600 partner employees on VCE products, solutions and services so far in 2011.
  • The opening of a new state-of-the-art VCE Solutions Center in Marlborough, MA where partners can collaborate with VCE developers and customers.

Cisco’s Edison Peres, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, and EMC’s Gregg Ambulos, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales, offered praise for the progress made by the VCE partner community and pledged continued support from the VCE parent companies.

VCE Executives Tim Page, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, and D Martin, Vice President, Channel Sales, outlined enhancements to the VCE partner program that streamline operations and simplify order processing and management. The evolution of the VCE Partner Program is aimed at supporting rapid partner revenue growth and continued VCE market momentum. Page and Martin also provided an overview of the new VCE Solution Center in Marlborough, MA. The fully equipped Solution Center includes a proof of concept lab, customer briefing rooms and demo areas that will be available for partner use.

As VCE continues to scale operations, additional investments will expand the VCE product portfolio. Todd Pavone, Executive Vice President, Products & Solutions, presented VCE plans to enhance product, solution and service offerings to strengthen partner offerings and broaden coverage into adjacent market opportunities.

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.

VCE and Vblock are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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