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VCE Showcases Leading Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms At Cisco Live London

LONDON – January 30, 2012 – VCE today kicked off a series of customer and partner events at the Cisco Live conference that showcase the unique capabilities of its leading Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms and help IT organizations throughout Europe simplify and accelerate the transition to cloud computing.

VCE , Cisco, EMC and partners are demonstrating a variety of solutions utilizing the capabilities of Vblock Infrastructure Platforms , which bring together leading technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single, integrated and pre-configured converged infrastructure platform with end-to-end support.

As part of activities around the event, VCE Chairman Michael Capellas will speak to an audience of leading CIOs about how the cloud is changing the market landscape and spurring new business models for increased agility and competitive advantage. In addition, VCE this week is also expanding its European presence with the opening of a new sales office in London to meet growing customer demand. VCE has become a force in the IT industry with an order rate that exceeds $800 million on an annualized basis.

VCE’s activities at Cisco Live this week include:

  • Expert demonstrations on Vblock systems featured prominently throughout the ICC London ExCeL venue including the EMC, Cisco and VCE booths.
  • Customer and partner presentations on accelerating the journey to the cloud using Vblock platforms as well as hands-on labs where attendees can get expert guidance in areas including deploying virtual desktops (VDI) with Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform, a turnkey system for fast planning and completion of VDI projects.
  • Live demonstrations of a VCE workload mobility solution with EMC® VPLEX® to enable fast and easy application mobility, high availability and infrastructure migration in real-time with no disruption or downtime.
  • A technical breakout session on Vblock platforms with Cisco’s Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC) technologies to further automate data centers for simpler and faster response to business needs.

For additional information about Vblock Platforms, please visit VCE in booth #P4 at Cisco Live in London, January 30-February 2.

Supporting Quotes

Todd Pavone, executive vice president, Products and Solutions, VCE

“Customers throughout Europe are taking advantage of the business benefits of cloud computing at a rapid pace by deploying converged infrastructure solutions and VCE is expanding to meet that demand. With Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, IT organizations can get to the cloud faster and at lower costs while making sure critical information is secured and managed in the data center.”

Rick Snyder, vice president of global strategic partner organization for Cisco

“Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile and distributed, presenting a complex business challenge requiring IT organizations to be more agile. At Cisco Live, attendees can see how Cisco and VCE are delivering game-changing Vblock platforms that include Cisco’s market-leading Unified Computing System and Nexus networking solutions - helping clients successfully navigate their journey to the cloud.”>

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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