February 21, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., and HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 21 – Cisco and EMC today announced that demand for their VCE joint venture's products and services has surpassed the $1 billion dollar annual run rate milestone -- heralding VCE as one of the fastest-growing companies in IT industry history -- and that VCE has shipped its 1,000th Vblock converged infrastructure system in slightly over three years since the company's inception. These milestones come as VCE prepares for the largest product launch in its history, which will be broadcast live tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST.
VCE Milestone Achievements:
Formed in November 2009 by Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel, VCE pioneered a new segment of the market with the innovative VCE Vblock pre-integrated converged infrastructure -- the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.
VCE is the only company to engineer, manufacture, deliver and fully support its converged infrastructure offering with end-to-end multi-vendor visibility, enabling the leading time-to-market and one of the lowest total cost-of-ownership (TCO) for converged cloud infrastructure. The Vblock converged infrastructure is designed to standardize processes and product life cycle management to significantly improve application availability and help enable VCE's seamless support experience.
"Three years ago, Cisco and EMC announced that we would change the course of IT, and we did," said Joe Tucci, chairman and CEO of EMC. "VCE is ushering in a new era of IT transformation. Dynamic, agile IT drives dynamic, agile business and VCE has enabled companies of all sizes to realize game-changing benefits with converged infrastructure. This is just the beginning of what we will achieve in our joint venture with Cisco through our shared vision, continued investments, and the strength of and commitment to our partnership."
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
VCE, 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 System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's pre-packaged 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.
Source: Cisco, EMC
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