Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO, EMC
"Three years ago, Cisco and EMC announced that we would change the course of IT, and we did. 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."
Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
"In any major industry transition, technology innovation powers business productivity advances. The transformational improvements VCE brings to our customers by simplifying IT deployments and operations has earned their trust and loyalty, and in turn, fueled VCE's rapid growth. Our deep experience accelerating customer data center modernization efforts positions us well to drive the next wave of innovation in converged infrastructure and converged data center operations."
Customer and Partner Quotes:
Stephen Rayda, Chief Technology Officer, Purdue Pharma, LP
"The cloud is built differently today -- more dynamic, with virtualized resources that enable us to conduct business in a more agile manner. Today, our infrastructure can be operated from anywhere, but that wasn't the case in the past and underscores the fundamental changes taking place in the data center evolution. VCE gets this shift and makes implementing core infrastructure more simple and pre-packaged."
Bryan Martin, Chairman and CEO, 8x8
"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."
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) 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. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.
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. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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. Learn more about Vblock Systems.
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