Press Release

VCE Introduces New Converged Infrastructure Capabilities at EMC World 2012

LAS VEGAS (EMC World 2012) – May 22, 2012 – VCE today announced several new converged infrastructure capabilities that increase business agility and accelerate the transformation of enterprise data centers by further simplifying the deployment, protection and management of cloud-based applications and data.

VCE™ Vblock™ Systems are fully integrated and fully virtualized cloud infrastructure systems. Using leading technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, they provide the highest levels of application performance and uniquely address key business, operational and financial challenges by enabling faster application development and deployment, improving utilization and lowering operational costs.

VCE pioneered intelligent converged infrastructure platforms with hundreds of Vblock systems in production at mission-critical enterprise and service provider data centers worldwide. VCE today is introducing:

  • Innovative hybrid cloud and dynamic data center models through Vblock system integration with EMC® VPLEX™ virtual storage for data mobility. This enables entire data center workloads to be dynamically moved across geographies and service providers. By pooling the resources of multiple Vblock systems, applications and data can be transparently shared and shifted as business needs dictate. At EMC World, VCE is demonstrating how the walls of a data center can be stretched over distance, by dynamically moving intense workloads between several exhibits.
  • Simplified and comprehensive data protection for a converged infrastructure that encompasses backup, recovery, replication, business continuity and data mobility for virtual environments. Vblock Data Protection is a critical new integrated element of a Vblock infrastructure deployment. It incorporates EMC Avamar® and EMC Data Domain® backup and recovery solutions; EMC RecoverPoint™ replication software with continuous data protection (CDP) and VPLEX for workload mobility and business continuity.
  • Advanced enterprise-class converged infrastructure features in the new Vblock Series 700 Model LX system , which is architected for virtualization and cloud environments supporting mission-critical applications running thousands of virtual machines simultaneously. It is an easy-to-manage, cost effective platform that delivers unmatched performance, availability and automation that results in a tightly integrated, fully virtualized environment. The Vblock 700LX system includes the EMC VMAX™ 10K storage array, the latest Cisco UCS® server and Cisco Nexus® switching technologies, and support for VMware vSphere® 5.
  • Streamlined deployment of infrastructureto support cloud applications with new EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager features. New capabilities include more storage infrastructure services, expanded VMware integration and the ability to centrally monitor multiple Vblock systems.

Supporting Quotes

Dave Vellante, senior analyst, Wikibon

“Cloud and IT-as-a-service are two of the big IT megatrends, driving a transformation that is underway in data centers. Companies like VCE are at the forefront of innovation with technologies that help customers more easily transition from stovepipe legacy systems to cloud and virtual environments. This evolution is an imperative for organizations that want to build more flexible infrastructure to support applications across the entire portfolio while improving asset utilization, reducing risk and lowering overall costs.”

Todd Pavone, executive vice president, VCE

“VCE’s mission is to help customers transform their data centers and take full advantage of the benefits of cloud computing using industry leading technologies. VCE is bringing together the most innovative capabilities available into a single system that is easy to deploy, easy to manage and provides enterprise-level availability and data protection.”

Brian Gallagher, president, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC

“The EMC VMAX Family offers a lineup of the world’s most comprehensive Powerful, Trusted and Smart storage solutions for enterprises building their Hybrid Clouds. With the new Vblock 700LX system, VCE continues to deliver solutions enabling cloud and IT-as-a-Service. By fully utilizing EMC VPLEX and the EMC VMAX 10K, VCE’s converged infrastructure delivers a fast and efficient way for IT organizations to transform their data centers.”

William “BJ” Jenkins, president, Backup and Recovery Systems Division, EMC

“As enterprises transform their data centers using converged infrastructure systems, new requirements arise for advanced data protection solutions that provide high performance, tight integration and simplified management. VCE has chosen to integrate Avamar and Data Domain into its Vblock systems, enabling optimized VMware backup and recovery that provides unmatched performance, reliability and scale to meet the demands of a highly virtualized environment.”

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.

EMC, Avamar, Data Domain, RecoverPoint, VMAX and VPLEX are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries.

VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.

Cisco, Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

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