VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Software

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Get faster insight about workload/system health and utilization for maintaining operating level objectives and service level agreements.

Stabilized and Optimized

Achieve shorter, more predictable maintenance windows to upgrade firmware/software, and mitigate risk of upgrade-induced outages.


Take minutes versus hours, days or weeks to pinpoint/eliminate vulnerabilities, and maintain a stronger security posture.


VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations is Health and Life Cycle Management software embedded in VCE converged and hyper-converged infrastructure systems. Its intelligence, automation, and visualization facilitate standardized, more efficient, and continuous IT operations center and systems administration processes—making it easier to keep your data center/hybrid-cloud environment healthy, stable, optimized, and secure. The unique capabilities of VCE Vision™ software—combined with VCE systems and VCE Vscale™ Architecture for scaling data centers—helps IT staff spend less time “keeping the lights on” and more time adding business value.


To grasp the modern challenges of running and sustaining infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, ask yourself these questions:

  • “How can I simplify and more effectively manage the health and capacity of my data center as a unified, agile resource pool, not as a collection of discrete systems?”
  • “How can I regularly stabilize and optimize infrastructure when firmware upgrades are so time-consuming, risk outages, and require extensive interoperability testing to be safe?”
  • "How can I possibly maintain a security hardened posture on every infrastructure element on a daily basis?”


While other vendors’ monitoring tools excel in infrastructure availability and performance analytics, they have not adequately addressed key infrastructure health and life cycle challenges that are major sources of operational inefficiency—up to 70 percent of OPEX—and risk.

VCE Vision software gives you the intelligence, automation, and visualization you need to effectively manage next-generation converged and hyper-converged infrastructure by delivering three unique capabilities:

  • Architecture-aware Health Management: Provides a fast on-ramp for proactively preventing and finding probable root cause of system and application workload health and capacity issues across your data center.
  • Release Certification Matrix (RCM) Compliance Management: Drives standardized, continuous processes that keep your data center more stable and optimized through regular firmware/software upgrades.
  • Security Compliance Management: Drives standardized, continuous processes that identify vulnerabilities to keep your data center more secure.

Our Customer Network

VCE global customers span a variety of industries and use cases. Here are a few of the businesses and organizations that are benefiting from Vblock® Systems.

8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. Service Provider

8X8 is a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration services

8x8 made a strategic decision to expand its target market to larger enterprise and government customers. This required the deployment of a new, more robust infrastructure that could offer enterprise-class reliability as well as ease of use. The company found a solution in VCE Vblock Systems.

Vblock Systems represent the platinum standard for tier-one business applications and provide businesses with the confidence to entrust mission-critical applications to the cloud.

- Bryan Martin, Chairman and CEO, 8x8, Inc.
AltaLink Utility

AltaLink is Alberta's largest transmission company, supplying electricity to more than 85% of Alberta's population.

Alberta's growing population and thriving economy created increased power demand, requiring AltaLink to continually add and upgrade transmission lines and substations to ensure reliable service and minimize outages. By consolidating its multivendor legacy systems onto a Vblock System, AltaLink has increased business agility with a virtualized converged infrastructure.

With Vblock Systems, we're able to deploy resources for new business projects faster than ever before on our IBM infrastructure.

- Matt Laba, Manager of Enterprise Architecture, AltaLink
Apollo Education Group Education

Apollo Education Group offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels.

As Apollo consolidated its cloud-based IT environment, its teams implemented a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to meet the growing demands of its institutions and other subsidiaries. With the deployment of 6 Vblock Systems in 2 data centers, Apollo’s IT group improved its flexibility and increased efficiencies to better serve students looking for differentiated learning opportunities.

VCE's Vscale Architecture allows us the flexibility of using the cloud to best serve our students, faculty practitioners, support service teams and other operational leaders. This flexibility creates a state we want to be in and we believe VCE will get us there.

- Michael Sajor, Chief Information Officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Asyaport Shipping

Turkey’s largest port ensures always-on operations

Assures 100% uptime for one of Turkey’s largest and most modern logistics operations with the lowest cost.

Virtualization, server, network, and storage in a converged infrastructure has decreased our TCO and increased our speed. Only needing one specialist to manage our data center means rapid payback. We don’t waste time managing; the system manages itself.

— Semra Karaca IT Operations
Atos Service Provider

Atos is a global provider of technology services and solutions.

The pre-engineered and pre-integrated Vblock™ Specialized System for SAP HANA® helps Atos deliver fast time to value and high levels availability and application performance.

For one of our customers we implemented the first-ever SAP HANA Vblock in Europe. HANA delivered as a platform-as-a-service allows customers to jump start, reducing their risk and speeding up the time of deployment.

— Goncalo Leitao, Head of Global SAP, Atos
BNP Paribas Banking

Headquartered in Paris, France, BNP Paribas is a €38.8 billion-company offering a wide range of banking services in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution.

By building a private cloud with Vblock® Systems, BNP Paribas now delivers IT services in days instead of weeks or months. As the company continues to automate and centralize administration, Vblock Systems ensure IT resources are accessible to business users virtually on-demand. This way, BNP Paribas is delivering the highest quality experience to customers.

With Vblock Systems, we accelerated infrastructure provisioning and are delivering new services to our customers at a robust pace. The density, energy efficiency, and simplified management of this converged infrastructure also reduces IT costs, which helps our banks remain competitive in a market that is always changing.

— Yannick Gloaguen, Head of Cloud, BNP Paribas
Canadian Pacific Transportation

Headquartered in Calgary, Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway operating in Canada and the U.S., with direct links to eight major ports.

Canadian Pacific Railroad wanted to more effectively manage costs, streamline processes, and be more responsive to its customers to grow its share of profitable intermodal traffic and other business. With Vblock Systems from VCE the railroad has dramatically improved system-wide operations and customer responsiveness while reducing IT costs.

For us, Vblock Systems are an ideal solution. We have one infrastructure from one business partner on one platform. It's made it very easy.

- Mike Redeker, Vice President and CIO Canadian Pacific
Canopy Service Provider

Canopy is the Atos, EMC, and VMware joint venture focused on cloud computing

Standardizing on VCE Vblock Systems enabled Canopy to build secure, reliable, ease to manage cloud infrastructure that serves as a platform to offer IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to enterprise global customers and governments.

The Vblock System is our platform of choice for customers seeking a private cloud solution installed on or off the premises. …It’s all integrated. It’s all packaged. And it’s so simple to mount applications on.

— Jacques Pommeraud, Canopy CEO
City of Denton Government

The City of Denton is the 11th largest city of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

With a VCE Vblock System City of Denton deployed a disaster recovery infrastructure in weeks versus months while delivering 300-plus percent performance improvement for critical applications.

The Vblock System can handle three times the performance required by our ArcGIS application. That headroom is important as Denton’s population and consumption of services grows and puts more demand on our IT infrastructure.

— Kevin Gunn, Director of Technology Services, City of Denton
Cobweb Solutions Government

Cobweb Solutions provides hosted IT services to more than 6000 European customers, ranging from two-person businesses to large enterprises.

Cobweb engaged MTI, a member of the Vblock Partner Ecosystem, to recommend and implement an advanced data center infrastructure to meet its business and technical goals. MTI recommended pre-integrated Vblock Infrastructure Platforms as the basis for a flexible hosting platform for applications as a service.

What appealed to us most about Vblock Infrastructure Platforms is the ability to add capacity in modular pieces, on demand.

- Julian Dyer, Chief Technology Officer, Cobweb Solutions Ltd.
Columbia Sportswear Retail

Columbia Sportswear Company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear.

Columbia's aging ERP infrastructure could no longer keep up with growth of its business. The company's supply chain process was no longer efficient and its infrastructure had become complex and difficult to support. Columbia consolidated operations on Vblock Systems, boosting performance and scalability while improving efficiency and simplifying administration.

The SAP modules running on Vblock Systems are screaming fast and far exceeded our performance expectations. With our critical SAP applications on the resilient Vblock Systems, back by VCE's universal, single-call support, we rest easy knowing that the crown jewels of our IT infrastructure are protected in the best way possible.

- Michael Leeper, Senior Manager, IT Engineering, Columbia Sportswear Company.
Crédit Agricole Finance

Crédit Agricole is a French network of cooperative and mutual banks comprising the 39 Crédit Agricole Regional Banks.

Crédit Agricole, the biggest retail bank in France and one of the largest financial services groups in Europe, is undergoing a business transformation. The bank needed a partner that could accelerate cloud adoption and an infrastructure that could deliver results quickly. It found the match in VCE and Vblock Systems.

This new model will completely transform the industry, and it's the early adopters that will gain the most benefit. That's why Vblock Systems are now our data center standard throughout the business.

- Alain Deschenes, Group CIO and Industrialization Officer, Crédit Agricole
CSC Service Provider

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions.

CSC, a Fortune 150 systems integrator, relies on Vblock Systems to deliver cloud solutions optimized for business-critical enterprise applications.

VCE is more than a vendor. They stand alongside us in the field with unified pre-sales and post-sales support, and work with us through every stage of solution development. When our customers see our close partnership with VCE, it gives them confidence in our cloud offerings and makes us stronger competitively.

— Siki Giunta, Vice President, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC
EDF Utilities

Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) is the world’s largest energy producer generating sales of over €72bn in 2014.

Built on the market-leading Vblock™ System 340 the solution includes VMware vCloud Automation Center orchestration tools, along with EMC Avamar for easy-to-manage backup and data recovery.

The hardware is no longer a daily concern,” says Ladet. “We spend less time updating and upgrading the system and integrating new elements. That means we can focus on higher value and more interesting tasks, from both the users’ perspective and ours.

— Jérémy Ladet, Internal Cloud Service Manager at EDF
Equalit Public Sector

Equalit is a shared service center specializing in ICT services for local government in the Netherlands

A Vblock System 340 supports Equalit’s strategy to adopt innovative technology to improve the cost and performance of its services. The converged infrastructure serves a mixed workload environment for a wide range of applications utilized by seven local government authorities.

Equalit’s core value is to reduce dependencies and cost while improving quality. VCE helps us to do just that, with its robust and cost-effective Vblock System, which enables us to concentrate on our application services to local government.

— Willem Zwijger, General Manager, Equalit
Fox Sports Media

Australia’s leading producer of sports content for television and online media

By running its media center on Vblock Systems, FOX SPORTS transformed the way IT delivers services to the business. With a fully virtualized converged infrastructure, IT has moved away from siloes of physical infrastructure to an automated, software-defined environment that enables greater agility.

Since moving to Vblock Systems, we’re now 100% responsive to the business. And we’re innovating even more to put great sports content into the hands of our fans across numerous media platforms.

- Michael Tomkins, Chief Technology Officer, FOX SPORTS Australia
Gordon Memorial Hospital Healthcare

Gordon Memorial Hospital is a rural hospital located in Gordon, Nebraska, serving 10,000 people across 10,000 sq. miles.

To capitalize on Federal incentives available to Gordon Memorial as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), help improve patient care, and reduce IT costs, Fisher conducted a detailed review of technology solutions and selected MEDITECH 6.0 EHR software running on a VCE Vblock™ System.

By deploying a Vblock System from VCE, we expect to save an estimated $695,000 over a decade for services, support, hardware and staffing. For a hospital of our size, this is business-changing. We can put the savings towards new technologies to help improve patient outcomes, instead of using it on maintenance to keep the hospital systems up and running. It allows us to put our focus on what matters: our patients.

- Tyler Fisher Chief Information Officer Gordon Memorial Hospital
HealthEast Care System Healthcare

HealthEast Care System is the largest, locally owned healthcare organization in the East Metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The nonprofit, faith-based system includes four hospitals in addition to outpatient services, primary and specialty care clinics, home care, and medical transportation services.

A Vblock 720 serves as the Target Platform for HealthEast’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, in addition to supporting more than 300 other applications to deliver a full continuum of care. Having a production-capable Vblock 720 in a secondary data center allows HealthEast to completely fail over to that location in the event of a disaster.

We now have our server and storage environment engineered five years out, plus a five-year total cost of ownership that’s projected to be 30% lower than before. So we know what our long-term expenses are going to be. The Vblock Systems have made our life better in so many ways.

— Lou Gallagher, Systems Director, HealthEast Care System
Hunter Fan Manufacturing

Global manufacturer of ceiling fans and air quality and control products

Hunter Fan relies on VCE as a key business partner to ensure high performance, scalability and availability that meet the company’s evolving business needs. With VCE and Vblock Systems, Hunter Fan is well positioned to handle ongoing growth at headquarters and around the world.

The VCE Support model has greatly exceeded our expectations. Having a single line of support to handle all three aspects of our infrastructure is tremendous, saving countless hours we can now spend on activities to help the business grow.

- Rick Brandl, IT Director, Hunter Fan Company
IDS Service Provider

Integrated Data Storage is a data center technology integrator and cloud services provider based in Chicago, IL.

IDC developed an Infrastructure as a Service offering built on Vblock Systems so the company can bring cloud solutions to customers without them having to invest in their own data centers.

The most attractive aspect of VCE has been the pre-tested, pre-validated solutions, which allow us to deliver solutions to clients in a systematic manner, fault-proof manner and ultimately the integrated support that’s there inherent in VCE Vblock solutions.

— Matt Massick, CEO, IDS
Insight Enterprises, Inc. Service Provider

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions to business and government clients worldwide.

Recognizing that converged infrastructure is transforming the marketplace, Insight looked for the best solution to position the company to take advantage of the explosive growth and chose VCE Vblock Systems.

We chose Vblocks from VCE because we had already had a lot of success selling VCE into our markets. We like that it’s not a reference architecture, but instead it’s a validated, tested architecture. Our customers can be confident knowing that all the pieces are already in place. They’ve been tested and validated by VCE, a name they can trust.

— Russell Temple, Director of Data Center Practice Group, Insight
Interior Health Authority
Interior Health Authority Healthcare

Interior Health provides integrated healthcare services to 731,000 people in the southern interior region of British Columbia, Canada

The Vblock System runs a suite of MEDITECH applications, including EMR, lab, pharmacy, health information management, general accounting, human resource planning, and supply chain management. In addition, IH relies on the Vblock System to run its McKesson PACS solution, Microsoft SQL Server applications, SpeechQ voice recognition for radiology, PICIS operating room management system.

Ultimately, the Vblock System has helped IH deliver a better clinician experience, which leads to improved patient care.

- Mark Braidwood, Director, Infrastructure Technology Architecture and Services, Interior Health
IO Service Provider

IO is a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services, and solutions that enable businesses and governments to intelligently control their information.

By combining its software, power, and cooling with the Vblock platform’s best-of-breed technologies, IO is able to quickly deploy a completely pre-integrated and tested data center, whether it’s hosted in an IO facility or delivered to a customer site on the other side of the planet.

We’re working with Fortune 500 customers who take their infrastructure extremely seriously, so we needed a solid foundation for building our data center solutions and intelligent cloud offerings. Based on our knowledge of the IT industry, we didn’t feel there was a stronger competitor at the tier-one enterprise level that could match the virtualization, industry-leading uptime, scalability, and rapid deployment capabilities of the Vblock platforms. It was a natural fit to support our business goals and jump-start our cloud offerings.

- Kevin Malik, CIO, IO
Kent State University Education

Kent State University accelerates online registration with Vblock Systems, helping students fulfill degree requirements.

Vblock Systems resolved the most critical issue facing Kent State University: performance and availability during student registration. With a highly virtualized converged infrastructure, the university now has the agility and resilience to handle peak registration periods with ease.

The immediacy of access to services and information is a prime example of how VCE technology is helping students be more successful at school and ultimately reach their career goals.

- Andrea Nunley, Senior Director of Enterprise Applications, Kent State University
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Hospitality

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a leading collection of boutique hotels and dining establishments in a growing number of cities across the U.S.

Kimpton built their private cloud solution on two Vblock Systems 320 in separate data centers, running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Citrix XenDesktop VDI, and SAP for business planning and reporting, among other applications.

Our Vblock Systems, enable us to roll out VMs and address business needs within minutes. Performance is also much higher than our past infrastructure for better response times.

- John Meng, Senior Director of Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
KPIT Manufacturing

KPIT is a leading technology solutions provider for global manufacturing corporations.

As a rapidly expanding organization, KPIT infrastructure requirements were changing. With new employees joining on a daily basis, the demands placed on the IT team had increased and complexity was growing. After evaluating several solutions from leading IT vendors, KPIT chose the Vblock platform from VCE.

After witnessing the successful performance of the Vblock platform in the POC, we were convinced that VCE would deliver against our requirements.

- Mandar Marulkar, Head of IT and Chief Information Security Officer, KPIT
Lotus F1® Team Manufacturing

Lotus F1 Team is a British Formula One racing team.

Recently Formula One® required all teams to re-engineer their race cars to adapt to dramatic changes in performance, safety and fuel efficiency specifications. Recognizing this challenge also represented a tremendous opportunity to leap ahead of the competition, Lotus F1 Team marshaled resources across the entire organization, including IT. With limited staff and budgets, IT needed a solution that would help race car engineering meet these new requirements and handle vast increases in Big Data generated by more sophisticated cars. The answer: a refreshed and re-engineered IT infrastructure with VCE Vblock® Systems as the foundation of a private cloud. The result of the converged infrastructure has been dramatically higher performance – capacity, scalability, availability, manageability, and, of course, speed.

The private cloud strategy at Lotus F1 Team is very, very simple. It’s to provide the business with tools and capability that add a competitive advantage.”

- Thomas Mayer, COO, Lotus F1 Team
McCoy Global Manufacturing

McCoy Global provides innovative drilling equipment for oilfield service contractors, drilling contractors, and rig manufacturers around the world.

With Vblock Systems, McCoy Global reduced the time for onboarding new acquisitions from years to days while increasing end-user computing performance to accelerate innovation and competitive advantage.

Moving to a Vblock System allows the business to focus on innovation and expansion without being burdened by IT limitations. We can now provide IT resources to the business far more quickly, so our management team is more confident when making strategic decisions that will impact growth.

- Justin Beauchamp, IT Infrastructure Manager, McCoy Global
Mississippi Community College Board Education

The Mississippi Community College Board is the coordinating organization for Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.

The Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) wanted to leverage server virtualization, but its aging physical infrastructure was slowing adoption. Rather than update infrastructure elements sequentially, MCCB was able to fast-forward its enterprise-wide upgrade and virtualization strategy with Vblock Systems.

With VCE and the Vblock platform, we're not dealing with multiple vendors. It's a different model that translates into saving time and money.

- Ray Smith, Assistant Executive Director for Technology, MCCB
Molina Healthcare Healthcare

Molina Healthcare is a managed healthcare services provider located in Long Beach, CA.

Molina ran a distributed infrastructure with separate storage, networking and compute environments. Deployment of new systems often took two months, making it difficult to ramp up capacity quickly as processing demand grew. Since deploying the Vblock Systems, Molina has become more agile in responding to growth while increasing application performance and availability.

We’re more competitive because we can provision new infrastructure right away and handle spikes in processing loads by the states without burdening our engineers. Our partnership with VCE has been very powerful. Everyone from engineers to professional managers is a member of our team and meets our expectations 110 percent.

— Marivi Stuchinsky, Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Molina Healthcare.
Old Dutch Food

Old Dutch Foods delivers a broad selection of snack foods to retailers in the Upper Midwest states and across Canada. Customers include grocery and convenience stores, mass merchandisers, and vending machine operators that carry the company’s wide-ranging products from potato and tortilla chips to pretzels and popcorn.

To ensure that its products are as fresh as possible when they reach consumers, Old Dutch invested in two Vblock 300 family platforms to run Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One ERP, and Oracle Essbase for business intelligence. They built a second data center as a co-location for backup and recovery using Avamar and Recoverpoint.

If we had an IT outage, our plants would come to a halt. Within hours, all inventories would have to be scrapped. That represents a significant amount of money. The two Vblock Systems allow our plants to stay up and running.

— Gary Bimson, Network Manager, Old Dutch Foods
PAETEC Telecommunications

PAETEC was a Fortune 1000 telecommunications company headquartered in Perinton, NY. Windstream Communications acquired PAETEC in 2011.

The communications solutions provider gained flexibility and simplified IT operations with a new cloud platform built on VCE Vblock Systems.

The VCE vision matches our plans for our business services suite. There is great thought and leadership on both sides of the equation. The power of this VCE relationship is in how much we can help customers solve issues today.

— John Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of PAETEC Software Division
Purdue Pharma Healthcare

Purdue Pharma is a privately held pharmaceutical company located in Stamford, CT.

Purdue’s computing environment was complex and its lean IT staff was finding it difficult to keep up with the growing business demands. With Vblock Systems, Purdue improved data center efficiency and lowered IT costs.

It’s great to have two different perspectives—ours and VCE’s—on any issues, with the whole team working together to resolve them as quickly as possible.

— Stephen Rayda, Chief Technology Officer, Purdue Pharma L.P.
Raymond James Finance

Raymond James Financial is a diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities.

Raymond James needed a solution that they could have on the floor very quickly. Having a long time relationship with EMC, Cisco and Vmware, Raymond James believed that VCE could make that happen. The Vblock Systems delivered, having migrated 350 of their servers in less than 30 days.

We no longer have to spend hours and hours reseraching what versions of what firmware go with storage or network or servers. VCE provides all of that for us.

- Lisa Huston, Senior Manager, Platforms, Raymond James
Rosetta Stone Software

Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns

Rosetta Stone chose VCE Vblock Systems as a key enabler to moving to a software as a service business model.

The results for this implementation will be able to move with the speed of the company. We need to be able to scale and deploy as fast as the company wants to.

— Seth Roach, Head of Data Center Services Division, Rosetta Stone
SAIC Service Provider

SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets.

Vblock Infrastructure Platforms power SAIC's Smart Grid as a Service. The agility of the private cloud infrastructure enables cost-effective, rapid scaling to support one million meters.

With the Vblock solution, we are offering a private cloud with true data segmentation, rich applications, and all the security of a private environment, but at a significantly lower cost via a shared infrastructure.

- Erik Naugle, vice president, SAIC
Skyscape Service Provider

Skyscape is the service provider of choice for Assured Cloud Services to the UK Public Sector

Founded in 2011, Skyscape Cloud Services saw a new market opportunity in a UK government initiative to leverage cloud computing to address IT efficiency and quality of service. VCE was instrumental in helping Skyscape secure government procurement framework status and win significant new business in just 10 months.

In the 1980s the automotive industry showed that by designing quality upfront, you get quality at scale. Essentially we’re applying this approach to cloud, so the underlying infrastructure has to provide very strong orchestration and automation capabilities. And that’s exactly what we got from VCE.

— Simon Hansford, CTO, Skyscape
Sonda Service Provider

SONDA is a Latin American leader in IT services

Sonda offers innovative cloud computing services in Latin America with VCE's Vblock infrastructure platform

Not all clouds are the same, and for that reason, SONDA has chosen the Vblock architecture for its new offer of cloud computing, as it is an architecture designed specifically for the cloud that meets the levels of security, availability and performance that our customers need.

— Sergio Rademacher, Business Manager of Cloud Computing, SONDA.
Switch Service Provider

Switch is the largest commercially available, independent technology business ecosystem in the world.

Switch and more than a dozen of its customers have deployed approximately 35 Vblock Systems within the Switch SuperNAP. Switch and its customers are using the dynamic pools of resources that can be intelligently provisioned and managed to readily meet a variety of challenges.

VCE represents a unique new infrastructure in the technology ecosystem. For companies that have high availability workloads, need to meet demanding SLAs, or are embarking on a virtualization journey, VCE is doing it better than anyone.

— Jason Mendenhall, Executive Vice President, Cloud, Switch
Turkkep Financial

A leading financial services provider that delivers ultra-reliable and legally binding e-solutions to corporate and individual customers.

In a highly regulated industry where any outages carry high penalties, TÜRKKEP uses Vblock® Systems with VCE™ Technology Extension for EMC® Isilon® to offer secure, reliable services to its customers to ensure compliance with local and international standards.

Time-to-deployment was 5 times faster with VCE compared to what we’d seen with other solutions.

- Yüksel Samast, CEO TÜRKKEP
Tyler Independent School District Education

Tyler Independent School District is a public school district based in Tyler, Texas.

The Tyler Independent School District was caught in the financial vice of having thousands of old computers, which were in desperate need of replacement, while losing significant state education funding. A Vblock System running Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software from VMware offered the district a new path forward.

I hear from my engineering group regularly about how happy they are with the Vblock, how easy it is to work with, and how well it works.

- John Orbaugh, Director of Technology, Tyler Independent School District
Unilin Manufacturing

UNILIN is global business producing flooring, paneling and insulation and is a subsidiary of the American company MOHAWK INDUSTRIES,INC.

The deployment of Vblock 340 with EMC VNX storage, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) blades, Cisco Nexus switches, and VMware vSphere virtualization was an obvious choice for Unilin whose global success is built on continuous innovation, investing in design, research & development and the latest technologies. Benefit: Delivered an agile, high-performing data center platform to boost application performance, virtualization and scalability, translating into higher productivity and a better user experience for both employees and customers.

When we analyzed the investment the cost differential was very small over a three-to-four year period. But Vblock Systems had many extra benefits like the fact that it was a revalidated product from a single vendor, which would save overheads and make us more efficient.

- Jo Desplenter, Infrastructure Solutions Team Manager, Unilin
University of San Diego Education

The University of San Diego is a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego, California.

As the university looked closely at its growing IT infrastructure, there were serious concerns that IT complexity was adding unnecessary cost and slowing delivery of critical services to support academic excellence. With the Vblock Systems, USD can quickly deploy infrastructure resources wherever they're needed.

Vblock Systems have provided a strategic way to deploy state-of-the-art technology that has reduced our costs, accelerated deployment of IT projects and delivered a great level of service to the academic community. For us, that's a real competitive advantage.

— Christopher W. Wessells, Vice Provost and CIO, University of San Diego
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Healthcare

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized, fully integrated academic medical center and health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest Baptist deployed three Vblock System models: Vblock 720, Vblock 540, and Vblock 340 to provide the infrastructure for its new software-defined data center, Wake Cloud. The environment has been designed to support not only the medical center’s upgrade to Epic 2014 EMR 2014, but also more than 750 other applications—from storing and offering access to the medical center’s imaging studies to supporting its Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop infrastructure.

Now, that I’m the CFO I like the Vblock environment even more. First of all it’s saving us on the maintenance and support funding. That allows us to take those remaining investment dollars and actually put them into new innovative investment.

— Chad Eckes, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Woolworths Retail

Largest retail company in Australia and New Zealand

With Vblock Systems, Woolworths transformed IT from an organization bogged down with managing components to one focused on innovation and service delivery. A virtualized, converged infrastructure provides Woolworths with the performance, flexibility, and high availability so critical to a 24/7 retail operation.

With the outstanding reliability of Vblock Systems, customers get the same high-quality, consistent experience at Woolworths regardless of what time or where they shop. That’s critical to Woolworths maintaining a strong competitive advantage across Australia and New Zealand.

- Matt Chamley, Head of Infrastructure, Woolworths
Xerox Service Provider

Xerox Business Services provides flexible IT services to fortune 1000 companies, government organizations and the SMB market.

As the market for cloud services expanded, Xerox Business Services saw an opportunity to develop new services and enter new markets. To do this, they needed an infrastructure that offered the performance that clients would need and the ease of management they would need to quickly on-board new applications.

Xerox Business Services had been working with Cisco, EMC and VMware for a long time. But being able to build on pre-integrated Vblock Systems enabled us to more rapidly address the booming and global cloud market.

— Steve Houser, Xerox Business Services Chief Technology Officer of cloud services and engineering

Fox Sports Australia


Since moving to Vblock Systems, we’re now 100% responsive to the business. And we’re innovating even more to put great sports content into the hands of our fans across numerous media platforms.

Michael Tomkins, Chief Technology Officer, Fox Sports Australia

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