The Next Phase of VCE

Dear VCE Customers and Partners,

Thanks to your investment and partnership over the past five years, VCE has fundamentally changed the way data center and cloud infrastructure is deployed and operated. Together, we have established VCE Vblock Systems as the industry standard in Converged Infrastructure and dramatically accelerated the adoption of cloud computing by enterprises and service providers.

Today, I am excited to announce the next phase of evolution for VCE. VCE will become an EMC business, with Cisco and VMware continuing as strategic partners and investors. VCE, EMC, and Cisco jointly agree that this approach will provide a scalable, simplified business model that will best support VCE’s long-term strategy. VCE will continue operating as an independent entity, focused on advancing new solutions based on VCE Vblock Systems, and accelerating our investment in creating industry-leading hybrid cloud solutions that will embody VCE’s signature customer experience.

Most importantly, VCE, EMC, and Cisco are steadfast in our commitment to the success of our customers and partners in their deployment of VCE solutions. We will maintain the same support and field engagement model for our partners and customers. As such, customers and partners will not experience any changes with regard to their pre- and post-sales engagement with VCE.

We are truly excited about this next phase of VCE’s evolution as a company. You have my 100% commitment that we will continue our laser focus on VCE’s unique value proposition -- simplicity, agility, cost effectiveness and a signature customer experience.

My sincere thank you for your continued partnership as we take the next step in our journey.

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Best Regards,

Praveen Akkiraju