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VCEs D. Martin Recognized As One Of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs

RICHARDSON, TX – February 20, 2012 –VCE today announced that D. Martin, VCE’s vice president, Global Channels, has been named one of the 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN, a major IT industry publication.

This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Martin was named a Channel Chief for his leadership, development and expansion of VCE’s channel program, which has helped VCE to achieve an order rate that exceeds $800 million on an annualized basis. During 2011, VCE launched its inaugural channel partner program and expanded the number of solution providers offering Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms by 40 percent.

Vblock Infrastructure Platforms bring together leading technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single, integrated and pre-configured converged infrastructure platform with end-to-end support. VCE offers solution providers a comprehensive partner program , with a wide range of training, tools, incentives and support resources, including access to new state-of-the-art solutions centers.

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 20th issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at

Supporting Quotes

D. Martin, Vice President, Global Channels, VCE

“Over the past year, VCE has made significant investments to help our partners provide their customers with best-in-class converged infrastructure solutions. We have listened to their requirements; worked closely with them on a daily basis and they, in turn, have helped make VCE a force in the IT industry. As more customers move to the cloud, we look forward to working closely with our partner community to accelerate their journey.”

Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, UBM Channel

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace. Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate VCE’s D. Martin for being selected as one of this year’s Channel Chiefs and applaud him for VCE’s continued dedication to the partner community.”

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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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